Meet the storytellers for this month’s Testify!
Every month, Testify brings five different storytellers to the stage to share five very different stories.
Brian Grosz is a man who makes things. Whether it’s a meal, a painting, a story, or just causing a general ruckus laden with profanity, he’s proud of his work. You can order his book at briangrosz.com/squalor.
Michelle Mirsky is an essayist, storyteller and public speaker. Her writing has appeared on McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Rumpus, and The Nervous Breakdown as well as in the Austin Chronicle and Best American Essays. She currently produces and co-hosts the monthly storytelling show WE RUN THIS at Coldtowne Theater. Her stories can be heard onstage throughout Austin and Los Angeles and on podcasts including Soundtrack Series and Listening Room. She is at work on a collection of essays.
Adam Membrey is a special education teacher who takes pride in being half-Australian and full-Dork. Born and raised in Spokane, WA, he uses his trips home from Austin as practice for being the future Breakfast Taco Ambassador of the Pacific Northwest. His head is full of unfinished movie ideas, digressive blog posts, and poorly-worded jokes, some of which show up on his website, adammembrey.com.
Dave Ronn is a Software Developer and local improviser who just traveled the globe for a year. A native Austinite, you can find him playing guitar on his back porch or in the upcoming improvised show Buddy Cop, playing Saturdays at 6pm from May 27th to June 17th at the Hideout Theater. He spent December 2015 in France, three weeks of which were in Calais, near the channel to England.
Genevieve Saenz loves trashy tv, gardening, travel, and ghost stories. She has been some part if the Testify team since the start. Genevieve is in private practice as a teaching artist, celebrant, and psychotherapist. She works with people in the midst of life transitions; helping them engage in conscious creative change. Find out more and follow her blog at PassageWayArts.com.