True Stories (Told Live) – May 18, 2021

Around three years ago, I saw my first True Stories (Told Live) show and I was mesmerized. I know then that I wanted in on this magical experience. So I emailed Marsha Shandur and expressed my interest. The wait list was over a year away, and I was scheduled in for November 2019.

True Stories (Told Live) is a storytelling event. The storytellers are required to tell a story about themselves, it must be true (as alluded to by the name), and it must be told without a script or props.

As the date approached, my health didn’t cooperate and I was unable to participate. I wrote about it here.

November 2019 was rescheduled to March 2020.

March 2020 was rescheduled to September 2020.

September 2020 was rescheduled to November 2020.

November 2020 was rescheduled to January 2021.

January 2021 was rescheduled to May 2021.

To be clear, I take full ownership of the postponements. They were all done at my request because I just wasn’t ready.

Throughout all the postponements, was a knot in my gut comprised of fear that my stories would be of no interest to an audience; that I had no stories to tell. Indeed, every time I postponed, I had absolutely no idea what story was calling out to me.

A week ago, the story landed.

Tonight, I’m finally meeting (virtually) with Marsha to prep for the show and work out my story. I’m super excited (and quite terrified).

I hope you will join me and the other storytellers on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 7:30pm. Tickets can be acquired here.

Toil and Trouble

Monday, March 1, 7pm
Reading: “Toil and Trouble”
By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Marlo K. Shaw 

In this darkly comic adaptation of Macbeth, brought into modern times, three underemployed friends are desperate to beat the recession any way they can–like combining forces to take over a small island in South America. But when a fortune cookie tells Matt that he will rule and Beth gets a little too handy with a dagger, plans go awry. 

Featuring Victoria Stark, Lynn Oldershaw, Hannah Scott, and Marlo K. Shaw, narrated by Krystyna Hunt.

Please message me for the Zoom link.

“Introducing my Crazy” goes to New York

I am thrilled to announce that my short play, Introducing my Crazy (previously a part of StageWrite Burlington’s Virtually Yours 2.0 and Northumberland Players Summer Shorts Festival) has been accepted to the Equity Library Theater of New York Winter 2021 Virtual Play Festival. You can check out all the entries here and text 631-898-4205 to vote for your favourite play.