Not Alone Performer Spotlight: Jamieson Taylor

Jamieson Taylor is a musician, teacher, and blogger born and raised in Austin. She works for local schools as a private instructor, assists a collective of classical composers, CTC Music Publishing, and was performing with local ensembles, including many seasons with the Austin Opera Chorus. With the unwelcome extra time caused by this present darkness, Jamie decided to launch a blog on her 40th birthday,, profiling the work and lives of women in the city and writing about her own life during this more confined season. The blog celebrates one of Jamie’s most cherished beliefs: there are no ordinary women.

Tonight, Jamieson comes to the virtual Testify stage with a tale of furry friends and fiesty gramdmas in her piece, Do You Ever Pat ‘Em?


Not Alone Performer Spotlight: Cassidy Santaguida

Cassidy Santaguida is a comedian based in Wilmington, NC. She studied improv and comedy at The Hideout Theatre and The Institution Theater in Austin, TX. She’s performed in the NYC Improv and Out of Bounds Festivals, was featured on the Risk! podcast, was a 2019 finalist in the Port City’s Top Comic contest, and hosts an Instagram Live comedy show called Apocalypse Live! Cassidy lives with a wild girl gang whose other members are her 5 year old daughter and 1 year old dog.

Tonight, Cassidy will share a story on the bliss and perils of solitude in her piece, I Just Want To Be Alone.


Not Alone Performer Spotlight: Adam Membrey

Adam Membrey is a teacher and writer living with his lovely wife and handsome cat in Austin, Texas. He has no shame in checking out toy aisles to assess our nation’s future. He’s still working on doing the verb and not just being the noun.

Tomorrow night, Adam will tell a tale of isolation in search of a connection in his piece, Sounds Like Something Special.