Luanne Withee

director, principal photographer / videographer and editor

She is well-known in the LGBTQ community having served as Wingspan’s Community Center Coordinator for 5 years. Luanne studied filmmaking and photography at The School of Visual Arts in NYC and most recently served as the videographer for the LGBT Elder History Series. Luanne has a lengthy career in the arts and non-profits having served as the Projects Manager at The Tucson Pima Arts Council and she currently works in development at The Loft Cinema. Before moving to Tucson Luanne spent several years working with Lily Tomlin on a variety of a film and theatre projects including The Search for Sign of Intelligent Life in the Universe.

You can contact Luanne at Lu@storyartsgroup.org

Patricia Woelke

researcher and interviewer

Pat has extensive experience with the elder community. She has been involved with the many aspects of aging from providing direct care to developing Wingspan’s Senior Pride, a social and education program for older LGBTQ community members - the first program of its kind in Southern Arizona. Pat has a degree in Gerontology and Sociology from The University of Arizona and currently serves as a case manager with Pima Health System.

You can contact Pat at Pat@storyartsgroup.org

Penelope Starr

producer, videographer and editor

Because she is dedicated to the relevance of people’s stories to maintain and safeguard history, Penelope founded Odyssey Storytelling in 2004. Odyssey is a popular Tucson event where diverse people from the community are invited to tell personal stories on a theme. Penelope teaches storytelling classes and presents workshops. She is producer of the LGBT Elder History Series a documentary series featuring Tucson LGBTQ seniors and was the Coordinator of Senior Pride at Wingspan, Tucson’s LGBT Community Center. She writes a blog, www.tucsoncitizen.com/stories, where she explores storytelling and spoken word. Penelope has worked in a number of agencies that serve the needs of women and minority populations. In addition to being a visual and performance artist, Penelope has a degree in Human Services and Women’s Studies.

You can contact Penelope at Penelope@storyartsgroup.org



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