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.

The Comic Club

Jul 5, 2020

Brendyn Schneider has been a professional storyspinner for over 10 years. He’s been featured on Stories for the Stage, the hit national TV storytelling show created by Massmouth and WGBH’s The World Channel. He’s also performed at the Cutler Majestic Theater, Emerson College, the Edith Wharton estate, and other action-packed venues across New England. He’s a winner of multiple Massmouth regional and semifinal slams, a 3-time finalist for Massmouth’s annual BigMouthOff show, a Moth StorySLAM winner, and Moth GrandSLAM finalist.

Overheating

Jul 5, 2020

Kerem comes from a line of well-known Artic explorers and treasure seekers, somewhat well-known whirling dervishes and starship captains, and family of little-known (actually fairly unknown…) Monty Python sketch writers. He can’t swim but has a canon for a left foot which has come in handy in soccer. Kerem can be extremely loud and passionate, mostly without prompting. He is known for announcing “Avengers Assemble” in all circumstances and considers himself a lover of Frank Sinatra. If you want to know more about him, Google him, discover him on LinkedIn, read his poems, or chat with him and/or ask him about his favorite movies, books, and bands…and maybe, just maybe, he will be brave enough to tell you what is in his heart.

Where's My Invitation?

Jul 5, 2020

Stacey Curry is a NYC-based storyteller, writer, mother, and real estate broker. Stacey has won several Moth StorySLAMs, a GrandSLAM, and regularly performs in shows in New York and beyond. She also teaches a storytelling class for seniors at a local senior center, uses a cast-iron skillet daily, and plays a lot of Words With Friends.

Americans in Paris

Jul 5, 2020

Michele Carlo has told stories across the U.S. including the Moth’s MainStage, the Clearwater Arts & Music festival, RISK! Live shows and podcast, NPR, and the PBS series “Stories for the Stage.” She is the author of the NYC-set memoir Fish Out of Agua, and hosts a podcast of the same name on Radio Free Brooklyn.

Toxic Shock

Jun 28, 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.”

A Heavy Gift

Jun 28, 2020

Phil Gaven is the owner of The Honey Exchange in Portland, ME. Phil has been a beekeeper for the last 14 years during which his hobby turned into a passion, and his passion became a business. He gives dozens of talks about beekeeping every year, thrilling students young and old. Phil is an active member of the Cumberland County Beekeeping Club, the Maine State Beekeeping Association, and has been certified as a Master Beekeeper by the Eastern Apiculture Society. Phil has mentored several new beekeepers and currently maintains a dozen colonies in various locations. 

A Few Stalls Down

Jun 28, 2020

Tess Hall was born and raised a Mainer. She never planned on leaving and was one of the lucky liberal arts college students who got a job right after graduating. She is a teacher at Hall-Dale High School in Farmingdale, ME. She aspires to incorporate all the lessons she’s learned growing up on a farm into her lesson planning. 

Many Fish in the Sea

Jun 28, 2020

Harold Cox is a professor at Boston University. His newest passion is storytelling, which joins his other interests: canoeing, dog sledding, and knitting. 

Overdue Book

Jun 28, 2020

Robin Gelfenbien is a self-proclaimed Ambassador of Fun and a NYC-based storyteller, writer, and comedian. She is a 2 time Moth StorySLAM winner who has performed on PBS, RISK!, Mortified, and countless other shows. She’s also shared the share with Hannah Gadsby, Trevor Noah, and more. Robin is the creator and host the storytelling series and podcast, “Yum’s the Word”, that features her homemade ice cream cakes. Her show has been named a New York Times and Time Out New York Critic’s Best Pick and her guests have included Tim Gunn, Jason Biggs, Joy Behar, and many more. She’s performed her original comedy songs at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, and on Sirius Radio. Robin has been featured in Marie Claire and she starred in a commercial directed by Spike Lee. 

A Wanted Man

Jun 21, 2020

Nina is a native of Oslo, Norway. She recently migrated to Brunswick, ME from CT after she finished raising her three sons and Viking Jews: Thor, Balder, and Odin. A writer, she heroically tries to calm her monkey brain on the yoga mat and her bike.

Love in Foxboro

Jun 21, 2020

Matthew Dicks is an award-winning elementary school teacher, an internationally best-selling author, the humor columnist for Seasons Magazine, and an advice columnist for Slate Magazine. He is a 40-time Moth StorySLAM champion and a 6-time Moth GrandSLAM champion. He is the founder and artistic director of Speak Up, a Hartford based storytelling organization. In addition to performing, he teaches storytelling and communication around the world, is a wedding DJ, a playwright, a minister, a stand-up comic, and life coach. He loves ice cream cake, golf, tickling his children, staring at his wife, and not sleeping.

The Hat Guy

Jun 21, 2020

Atiim is a musician, a songwriter, a bandleader, a spoken word poet, a community organizer, an activist, and a family therapist. Born in Oakland, CA he began writing songs at the age of 12 and started performing at 14. He is the founder of A Thousand Wordz (ATW), a non-profit organization encouraging local San Francisco Bay Area communities to network, grow, heal, and “strengthen the world through the cross pollination of culinary, musical, and visual arts and artists using creative activism.” Through ATW, Atiim organizes artists and musicians to share their talents and fundraise for special causes like Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Haitian disaster in 2010, Chile in 2011, and to educate local communities on earthquake preparedness.

Citizen Chiropractor

Jun 21, 2020

Monique moved to Maine in 2018 and quickly fell in love with the salty air and the welcoming community. She hails from upstate New York. Monique’s big family is a central part of her life and keeps her traveling throughout the northeast. Locally, she spends her time making pottery and singing with her Portland-based choir, Women In Harmony. You’ll find her roasting vegetables and working in Development for Goodwill Northern New England. 

Burger Queen

Jun 21, 2020

Danusia Trevino is an actress and a storyteller. Born and raised in Poland, she toured the United States and Europe with the New York City punk band, FUR. As an actress, she was recently seen in The Pink Chair with The Wooster Group and wrote and performed her own solo show Wonder Bread at the Edinburgh Frineg Festival and New York Theaters. She was a part of the New York Literary Salon, Women of Letters at Joe’s Pub, and This Alien Nation (also at Joe’s Pub), and appeared and Cornelius Street Café’s Liar Show. She is a Moth double GrandSLAM winner and a regular on the Moth Main Stage. 

Formidable Mother

Jun 14, 2020

Dame Wilburn is chief marketing director for Twisted Willow Soap Co in Detroit, MI. She spends her free time writing poetry, singing, and working on her first book. She says that she is married to the most beautiful woman in the world. Dame is the new co-host of The Moth Radio Hour Podcast.

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