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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Odyssey Storytelling Presents:


Curated by Diane Delp and Penelope Starr

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Show starts at 7:00 p.m.

The Screening Room,

127 E. Congress Street, Tucson, $8

What makes you squirm? Have you embarrassed yourself and everyone in the room? We want to hear all about it!

Storytellers: Ryan Fette; pediatrician, R Drew Cronyn; AntiGravity yoga/fitness instructor, Elaine Geffen; Nancy Stanley; R Anna Lawrie; Theresa Lindberg and special guest, author/actor Beth Lisick.

Storyteller Bios: 

Drew Cronyn returns to the Odyssey stage after a 2 1/2 year detour to St. Louis, Missouri, where he found that tornados and snowstorms aren't as fun as they look in the movies.  Drew is the father of a 10-year old and has been married to his husband for three years (or for a few months, depending on which state they lived in).  He is a practicing pediatrician with particular interest in chronically ill children.  He entered medicine via a circuitous route involving pharmaceutical public relations and New York City in the late 80's.  Drew is also a blogger for Parents for Vaccines and would love to someday finish that novel that's sitting in his computer's memory.

Elaine Geffen is thrilled to be back for her second full 10 minute story in four years. She has continued to show her support for Odyssey Storytelling by promoting it to whom ever would listen, as well as by showing up to support the other story tellers and putting her name in the hat every so often to contribute a 3-minute story after the break .Elaine recently went to NYC to  get trainer certified in AntiGravity ((please insert reg.trademark after AntiGravity)) yoga/fitness, so when she is not attending to her kindergarten  aged daughter she is working on getting her new business off the ground, literally.  Elaine is also a member of the Tucson Clay Co-op and rarely remembers to bring extra clothes with her,  so she often shows up for meetings or work with mud on her.  Having recently ended a 5 year dating hiatus, Elaine would also like to confirm that she is still a woman and alive.

Nancy Stanley is the mother of two teenagers who are perfect and beautiful.  She is a former journalist, a non-practicing lawyer, a sometime writer, and a wannabe standup comedian fueled by the indignities of advancing age.  A native Tucsonan, she has a story for every street corner between Stone and Kolb, Ajo and Skyline, and waxes nostalgic about the ‘good old days’ so often that her children and friends simply tune her out.  She enjoys reading (mostly trash) and travel (in the off-season because she is profoundly cheap.)  Her daughter, who continues to endure her mother’s peculiarities with exceptional grace and good humor, wrote this bio.

More bios coming soon!

Curator Bios:

Penelope Starr founded Odyssey Storytelling in 2004 just for fun. As producer and artistic director, she has coached hundreds of people who told their personal stories at Odyssey events. In her spare time Penelope restores Navajo rugs, (, is working on a documentary film (, is in the middle of too many writing projects and tries to remember to go outside once in a while.


Venue: The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress Street, Tucson.



We’ve chosen themes for 2015 to make it easier for future

storytellers to see where your favorite personal story will fit in.

Next Up

January 8, 2015: “Risk”

The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress, Tucson.

Do You have a story? Contact us!


Storytelling is a way to make connections with diverse and different people that you may not meet in your every day life. Because these stories are from our lives they may be amazing, messy, enlightening, disturbing, and entertaining . . . and more.


Six invited storytellers have ten minutes to talk about a specific theme. The stories are not read or memorized, they are told from the life experiences and creativity of the teller.

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