Calling all virtual storytellers

Hey storytellers! While the shelter at home order has postponed our monthly in person show, we’re planning on hosting live, virtual Testify shows in the meantime. Stories will be a bit shorter 7 – 9 minutes with the following themes:

5/14 – Out the Window
5/28 – This is Fine
6/11 – Sold Out
6/25 – Not Here

If you’d like to tell a story, just submit a story at as usual and we will get you up in our (virtual) stage!


March Testify show cancelled

The producers of Testify have decided to cancel the March Testify show. We made the decision earlier this week, but needed to notify our venue and storytellers before we went public.

It was a tough call – in our six and a half years we’ve never cancelled a show before, and we were so excited about our performers for this month and their stories. We also understand that the entertainment sector in Austin has already been hit hard, and wanted to do our small part to soften that blow. But ultimately, the health and safety of our audience, performers, production team and venue staff come first. The irony of this occurring for a show with the theme “Blocked” is not lost on us.

We are planning to continue with the April 30th show, and will continue to update based on the impact COVID-19 has on the Austin area. We also hope to add an additional show in December.

While we’re sad to cancel this month’s show, Testify is, at its core, about creating a community and we cannot put that community at risk.


Picking Up Performer Spotlight: Mason Wheeless

Mason has been sober for 9.5 years after a 13-year “career” in severe alcoholism & some not so short jail/prison stints. In the time since finding sobriety & his new life, Mason has run 11 marathons & the Grand Canyon, has visited 26 countries as an avid traveler & lover of the Earth and has met & married the absolute love of his life & his partner in (non-)crime. He looks forward to a long life pursuing various passions & hopes that this evening with Testify can be the start of a new path sharing his experiences with anybody who might be able to learn from his mistakes.

Tonight, Mason will tell his tale of what he picks up after embracing accountability in his piece Crashing.