SoundBites

Sunday Nights at 7:00 pm Thru July 26

SoundBites is a new kind of storytelling series produced by Frontier Studios, the new non-profit arm of Frontier in Brunswick that expands our work as a community connector/curator/catalyst. With a dedicated theme tying each Bite together, the night will feature regional Moth StorySlam Champions and locals sharing true tales. 

Sponsored by Allagash Brewing, Toad&Co, The Press Hotel, Downeast Pension Services, and Maine Public. More information about SoundBites, including how to attend a live storytelling event, is at soundbitesme.org.

Pineapple Percussion

Jul 26, 2020

Susanne’s work as a comedic storyteller has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, The Moth, HBO’s Inspiration Room, WGBH Stories from the Stage and Massmouth Suitcase Stories. Sue is a producer for The Moth and Founder of “Say It Forward Productions”, an organization dedicated to helping non-profits, groups, and individuals to use the power of their stories for good. In her other life, she is a Graduate Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Northern Vermont University, and is the mother of two amazing young men, who would probably prefer that she stop talking about them when she is on stage.

Thanksgiving with the Tramps

Jul 26, 2020

Sandi Marx is a retired talent agent who spends most of her nights storytelling and hosting shows all over the country. She is a seven-time Moth StorySLAM champion. She performed her one-woman show “You'll Be Sorry” at The Tank in Brooklyn, NY. She’s been featured at the Boston Comedy Festival, Cinderblock, and most recently at the “She Makes Me Laugh” festival. This past year, Sandi was featured on nationally televised PBS “Stories For The Stage” and “Women Of Letters” at City Winery and can be heard on several podcasts including RISK!, Hot Mic with Dan Savage, Story Collider, and countless others. She is a fixture on the New York storytelling scene. Sandi is also the subject of an upcoming documentary tentatively titled “The Fableist.”

Shame, Shame, Shame, Know Your Name

Jul 26, 2020

Phuc Tran is both a Classicist and a tattooer. He has taught Latin, Greek, German, and Sanskrit at independent schools in New York and Maine and was an instructor at Brooklyn College's Summer Latin Institute. His 2012 TEDx Talk on grammar and identity was featured on NPR’s TED Radio Hour and mentioned in News Week. As a tattooer, Tran owns and operates Tsunami Tattoo in Portland. He has been recognized in several national tattoo publications, he has been quoted in the Christian Science Monitor and Time Magazine. His memoir, Sigh, Gone, was released this year on Flatiron Books.

Productive Passenger

Jul 26, 2020

Caitie is the Founder/Noter-in-Chief of The Lightening Notes, a short daily post to help us move the world forward. Prior to The Lightening Notes, Caitie was a senior foreign policy advisor in Congress. She co-founded a school in India with a community of lower cast musicians and raised pigs in Italy. She is a graduate of Brown University and is a member of the Brown Women’s Leadership Council. She attended the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies where she co-founded the Salt Alumni Board. She is on the board at the Treehouse Institute, a member of the Portland Parks Commission, and a Truman Scholar from Maine.

Rampster

Jul 26, 2020

Talaya Moore received her BS in Communications and Event Planning from SUNY Oneonta in 2017. She is a stage manager for a performing arts program, a plus-size model, and brand ambassador for numerous online shops. She is also currently enrolled in improv classes at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade in New York. Talaya is a YouTube Personality creating content ranging from hair tutorials, storytimes, vlogs and more. Her future goal is to pursue a career in acting, music, and producing.

The Gossip Monster

Jul 19, 2020

Skylar Bayer is a marine biologist, storyteller who lives in Maine. She completed her Ph.D. in the secret sex lives of scallops, a subject that landed her on The Colbert Report in 2013. She is a producer for the science-storytelling non-profit, The Story Collider, and is active in the science communication and engagement world. She lives with her long-distance and cold-eater swimming husband, Thom, her two dogs, and grumpy cat.

Consenting Rejection

Jul 19, 2020

Once described as a “storytelling guru” by the Wall Street Journal, Kate Tellers is a writer, storyteller, and host on staff at The Moth. Her story, “But Also Bring Cheese”, is featured in The Moth’s All These Wonders: True Stories about Facing the Unknown (Crown Archetype), in bookstores now. She is the co-host of I’m Still Here, a podcast about making art after kids. She lives in Brooklyn with her loud family and dog.

The Hike

Jul 19, 2020

Samaa Abdurraqib was raised in the Land of Buckeyes (Ohio), spent 8 years in the Land of Dairy (Wisconsin), and moved to the Land of Lobsters in August 2010. She spent three years teaching Gender & Women’s Studies at Bowdoin College and transitioned into the non-profit world in 2013 and has been on that grind ever since. Samaa currently works at the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence. She enjoys birding, hiking and being outdoors, facilitating reading groups for the Maine Humanities Council, and coaching leaders of color. Samaa loves Black and Brown and Queer and Trans people. She also loves her adult kitten, Stashiell Hammett, resident charmer and most adorable feline in the world.

Love & Death

Jul 19, 2020

A native of Auburn, ME, Cheryl Hamilton has devoted her career to advancing refugee protection, immigrant integration, and storytelling. Last year, Cheryl turned her attention and career full time to storytelling and has been having a great time. She directs Massmouth, a Boston-based non-profit that promotes the timeless art of storytelling. In her role, Cheryl is responsible for curating the national television show, “Stories from the Stage”, in partnership with WGBH and The World Channel. She is also the creator and director of the popular “Suitcase Stories” series, a program that honors refugees and immigrants.

Sharp Appearance

Jul 19, 2020

Sofija Stefanovic is a Serbian-Australian writer and storyteller based in Manhattan. Her memoir, Miss Ex-Yugoslavia, is a sometimes funny, sometimes dark story about being an immigrant kid during the Yugoslavian Wars. She hosts This Alien Nation, a monthly celebration of immigration at Joe’s Pub in New York. She’s a regular storyteller with The Moth, and her writing has appeared in the New York Times among others.

Middle School Dance

Jul 12, 2020

Shannon Cason has told stories all over the country with The Moth, Snap Judgement, and his own podcasts, Homemade Stories and The Trouble. He is originally from Detroit.

What it Means to Teach

Jul 12, 2020

Bree Candland is a teacher, traveler, music lover, and animal enthusiast. A proud alumna of Bowdoin College, she has taught social studies at Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham since 2001. Bree adores her orange tabby cats, Nelson Mandela and Margaret Thatcher, loves the beach, and will always stop to take pictures in a photobooth.

Plane Fire

Jul 12, 2020

Ethan Minton grew up in Maine and after spending a few years in the southwest returned home and began a 20-year career in broadcasting. Five years ago, he turned his lifelong passion for ending hunger into his profession; first working at Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program and most recently joining the development team at Good Shepard Food Bank. Much of his free time is spent driving his daughter Sally’s carpool to Maine State Ballet where he also volunteers. Occasionally you’ll even find him on stage as a Party parent in The Nutcracker!

Out on a Limb

Jul 12, 2020

Over the past 15 years, Victoria has advocated for causes and campaigns she believes in. She’s currently Communications Director for Maine’s First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree–the first woman ever elected to the seat. Her personal essays and opinion pieces have appeared in publications ranging from the Boston Globe and International Herald Tribune to WBUR’s Cognoscenti blog and Maine Women Magazine. Above all, she’s just a humble dog mom to the world’s best canine.

These Ditches You Speak Of

Jul 5, 2020

Bridget O’Neill is an essayist and storyteller whose been featured in numerous shows and podcasts including: The Moth, RISK!, How I Learned, Yum’s The Word, The Soundtrack series, and many others. Her first-person, non-fiction essays have been published in Slice Magazine, New York Press, and several blogs. She is working on a memoir highlighting her self-inflicted shenanigans from her youth, told in raw truth.

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