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Storytellers + Comedy Improv = "Armando"

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Storytellers + Comedy Improv = "Armando"

Time: January 17, 2015 from 10pm to 11pm
Location: The Riot Theater
Street: 146A South Street
City/Town: Jamaica Plain
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Event Type: storytelling, and, comedy, improv
Organized By: H.R. Britton
Latest Activity: Jan 14, 2015

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Improv Jones Boston + Massmouth Storytellers = "Armando"

Audra Jamai, Michael Mack, 

Theresa Okokon, Mike Sweeney 

Saturday Jan 17th at 10 pm

The Riot Theater

146A South Street in Jamaica Plain

Just three blocks from Forest Hills T stop. 

Or take the #39 Bus. On street parking.

Tix: $10 at the door

AUDRA JAMAI is originally from LawnGuyland New York and has come to a Boston by way of many places. Xi'an, China, Fort Stewart, GA, and Hartford, CT to name a few. Despite identifying as a consummate New Yorker, she is very influenced by her Jamaican upbringing. In her family saying someone is a "storyteller" is a polite way of calling them a lair. Growing up as "the quiet one", she listened to the same story that passed through many mouths. In light of this her stories are in the spirit of Emily Dickinson "tell the truth, but tell it slant", or what some call "poetic license".
As professional philosopher, soldier, yoga teacher, and storyteller Audra Jamai values experience over exactness.

Storyteller, actor, and playwright MICHAEL MACK is a two-time winner of an Artist Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council – the state's most prestigious and competitive individual arts grant. His solo performances have received feature coverage from The New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and NPR.

THERESA OKOKON is a Wisconsin native, a social worker, a yoga teacher, and a storyteller. She enjoys sandwiches, hammocks, laughter, and things that remind her of Ecuador. Her stories have been described as starting in one place, and then ending up somewhere completely unrelated and unexpected. Theresa likes to think that this is because that's the way real life goes, but her brother says its because they watched The Simpsons as kids. Either way, Theresa thinks that you have a real life, you have probably watched The Simpsons, and so you can TOTALLY be a storyteller, too. She mind-sketches her best stories in the car or in the shower, and encourages you to try it!

MIKE SWEENEY is a performance artist and marketing consultant. As a "design storyteller", he helps architects and engineers find their voice in the marketplace. Mike is also a comedian, improviser, dating coach and wingman. His one-man show "Settling Down With Someone Special" debuted in May 2014. He speaks on disability issues, relationship skills, and transitioning from school to work for teens and twentysomethings.

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Grand Prize for South Shore Grand Slam Story Slam generously donated by Nicolette Heavey and Stories In The Streets (A Maine Get Away)

Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.


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