SoundBites

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 new season of SoundBites will be podcast and broadcast on Sunday nights on Maine Public Radio. Stay tuned!

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.

Que Dios Te Bendiga

Jun 14, 2020

Max Garcia-Conover is a songwriter from New York. He lives in Bath, ME and divides his time between writing, touring, and teaching.

How to Not Become a Dentist

Jun 14, 2020

Tae is an aspiring writer and is working on his memoir. The memoir is about being an Asian immigrant in the whitest state in the country. He has performed on SoundBites stage, WGBH Stories from the Stage, TED Talk stage, and recently he finished a stand-up class. When he is not performing or procrastinating on his memoir, he spends his time with his two girls and his lovely wife, Susan.

Tense Vagina

Jun 14, 2020

Sara Juli has been creating and performing innovative dance theater for nearly two decades. Sara was awarded the 2017 Maine Fellow for the Performing Arts by the Maine Arts Commission. She is the Founder/Director of Surala Consulting, helping non-profits and artists build and execute fundraising strategies. She is co-chair of Bates Dance Festival Advisory Board and is an Affiliated Artist of Bates College.

Experience Maturity

Jun 14, 2020

Kevin Gallagher is a psychotherapist by day, listening to the stories of life. But in the evenings, he freelances as a storyteller, battling the curse of the Irish: the gift of gab and the misery of insecurity. He lives in Vermont and is blessed with a cat and a partner, Michael and Blossom (you figure who is who); they provide much of the laundry and housework that complete his fulfilling life. Kevin has been a been a Moth GlandSLAM Champion twice and is the co-founder of “Say It Forward Productions”, linking non-profits and storytelling for fundraising and community involvement.

This Sunday kicks off our special series in partnership with Frontier Studios called SoundBites. Don't miss true stories told my local Mainers and nationally recognized storytellers. Sunday evening at 7 on Maine Public Radio!

Friends in SCUBA

Feb 7, 2019

Skylar Bayer is a marine biologist, a producer for the Story Collider, and a science communicator. Currently, she is completing a fellowship in policy in Washington, D.C., where she is learning how to communicate in Congress. However, her heart, husband, house, and dogs all still reside 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. 

An Intimate Appointment

Feb 7, 2019

Mark Pagán is an award-winning film and podcast producer, storyteller, writer, and former b-boy. A Moth Storyslam winner, Mark's work and performances have been shown at festivals and shows worldwide, including Slamdance Film Festival, Arizona International Film Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, Charleston Comedy Festival, RISK!, The Moth, Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater, Story Collider, Peoples Improv Theater, and Magnet Theater. He currently produces and hosts the series and live show, "Other Men Need Help." 

Popularity Via Pity

Feb 7, 2019

Gabrielle Melchionda is a hapless entrepreneur who fell into business while working with monkeys and studying anthropology. She began making lip balm when she was 19, selling it out of her car and launching her life’s work and the company Mad Gab’s. A lifelong writer and dinner-party story teller, Gabrielle is a mother to two sons and has lived in and around Portland, Maine for over 20 years.

Shoplifting Bust

Feb 7, 2019

Danusia Trevino is an actress and storyteller born and raised in Poland. She is a two-time Moth GrandSlam winner and a regular teller at Moth MainStage events. She has been a part of the New York literary salon, Women of Letters; as an actress, she’s written and performed her solo show, Wonder Bread, in New York and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Danusia lives with her husband Xavier in New York City.

A Thanksgiving Lasagna?

Feb 7, 2019

Dame Wilburn is a storyteller, Moth Mainstage host, and host of the her own podcast, Dame's Eclectic Brain. She has completed two residencies for storytellers: one at Serenbe outside of Atlanta, Georgia, and one with AIR Trez in Almont, Michigan. Dame is also a poet, painter, and prolific knitter. She lives in Detroit, Michigan with her partner, four chickens, a peg leg cat, and too many dogs.

 

A Fiery Lesson

Feb 7, 2019

Brendyn Schneider is a storyteller, performance instructor, host, and TedX Coach in the Boston area who has been featured at WGBH Studios and other action-packed venues across New England. He is a Moth StorySLAM winner and GrandSlam finalist, winner of multiple Massmouth regional and semifinal slams and a three-time finalist for Massmouth's annual BigMouthOff show. He's been featured as performer and host at the Northeast Storytelling's annual conference, and recently moderated a panel of master storytellers at Juilliard in New York City. He loves performing in Maine because he says our state has the best audiences!

Allan Monga, 19, was born and raised in Zambia, moving to the U.S. in the summer of 2017. He is a junior at Deering High School and hopes to pursue a career as an actor after graduation. He loves to read and memorize poems. Although he’s only been in the U.S. for a little more than a year, he became the State of Maine Poetry Out Loud Champion making his way to the national competition in Washington, D.C. Almost banned from competing, Allan managed to successfully sue the National Endowment for the Arts to win the right to recite poetry in a national contest despite his immigration status. Allan is a strong advocate for immigrants at his school and all over Portland.  

Punching a (Former) Nazi

Feb 7, 2019

Phuc Tran is a classicist and tattooer. He has taught Latin, Greek, German, and Sanskrit at schools in New York and Maine, and he was an instructor at Brooklyn College’s Summer Latin Institute. In 2010, he served on the committee to revise the National Latin Praxis exam. Phuc currently teaches in Portland, Maine. His TEDx talk on grammar and identity was featured on NPR’s TED Radio Hour. As a tattooer, Phuc owns Tsunami Tattoo in Portland. He has been featured in national tattoo publications, and he has been quoted in The Christian Science Monitor and Time Magazine. His memoir, forthcoming on Flatiron Books, is about growing up in a rural town as a nerdy, Asian punk rocker who would eventually become a Latin-teaching tattooer.

The First Time I Discovered a Dead Body

Feb 7, 2019

Katie Brown is the co-founding director of the Locker Project, a nonprofit based in Portland that manages food pantries and fresh produce distributions in schools for children who are food insecure. She is also a professional mascot. She was born in Houston and raised in Upstate New York. She attended Sarah Lawrence College and moved to Portland 29 years ago.

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