Waking Up Performer Spotlight: Manuel Duran

Manuel Duran is an actor and improviser from Austin, Texas. Having been on a performance sabbatical for six months Manuel is excited to be back on stage performing for Testify!

Tomorrow night, Manuel will tell his tale of waking up to the people in his life in his piece, Grandma and the Roomba.


Waking Up Performer Spotlight: Kate Caldwell

Kate Caldwell is an Austin native, and a performer and writer with a BA in Theatre and Dance from UT Austin. She is also a producer of Testify. Kate hates bios but loves fried chicken and whiskey.

Kate will tell her tale of waking up to a disaster in her piece, Après Moi Le Déluge.


Into the Woods Spotlight: Stephanie Noll

Stephane Noll is a writer and teacher living in Austin. Her work has appeared in Modern Loss, Motherwell, and the Ocotillo Review, and Precipice: An Anthology. She’s told stories at Listen to Your Mother, Story Department, Backyard Story Night, the Tellers, and Story Bar. She and her husband Michael once ran out of water during a backcountry camping trip in the Sandia Mountains outside Albuquerque and it’s nothing short of a miracle that they are still alive–and married.

Tonight Stephanie will tell a tale of adventuring and hobbits in her piece, The Mosquito Dells.