We, the People of the United States of Storytelling, in order to tell a more perfect story, have paired our storytellers with a team of artists who will create a unique, mixed-media storytelling experience with liberty and entertainment for all.
Stories by Donna Daniels • Laurie Frederik • Chancellor Gaffney • Michelle Parkerson • Anne Thomas • Ryan Wood
October 14 and 15
Show 8:00 PM
$25 Admission at the Door
$20 Admission (Advanced Sales only)*
$15 Dance Place Members (Advanced Sales only)*
$15 College Students and Children 17 & Under (in advance and at the door)
When not hosting Sunday dinner for friends or joining the Foreign Service, Donna trains for marathons and aspires to be a travel writer.
Laurie Frederik is an anthropologist and a professor at the University of Maryland in College Park. She studies and writes about Cuban culture, performance, and law.
Chancellor Gaffney is a man who enjoys his carb days. He believes laughter is the best medicine, but he isn’t a doctor. He is a soft-spoken, hard-hitting omnivore with an inquiring mind.
Michelle Parkerson is from Washington, DC. Among her award-winning films are Gotta Make This Journey: Sweet Honey in the Rock and Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde and she is the author of "Waiting Rooms" (Common Ground Press). Her work appears in several anthologies of Black and LGBTQ literature - most recently, Full Moon on K Street (Plan B Publishing) and Where My Girls At? (BlackLight Press). She has served on the faculties of Northwestern University, Howard University, University of Delaware and Temple University's Dept. of Film and Media Arts.
Anne Thomas is the 2013 National Storytelling Festival Slam Champion. Her storytelling has been featured on national US storytelling programs such as The Moth, Storycorps, and RISK!. She has been published in the New York Times and is a coauthor of the book, Sucker For Love. Anne spent most of her career as a civil rights attorney, conflict resolution expert, and leadership development innovator. You can learn more about Anne at her website, annebthomas.com.
Ryan Wood is an EMMY Award-winning journalist. A dear friend described him as "Dorothy in the streets. Rose folding the sheets." #ShadyPines Filmmaker, educator and performance artist