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.


Into the Woods Spotlight: Melissa aka The Modern Mortician

Melissa (aka the Modern Mortician) is an advocate and educator on end of life choices for the public, as well as a volunteer for Non-Profits striving to improve end of life. A first generation Funeral Director/Embalmer, she prefers to be called a Mortician, as it encompasses both titles. Melissa has been in and out of the “industry” for almost 20 years, and in 2010 became driven to educate consumers on their end of life options beyond just burial or cremation.

She is passionate about empowering families to care for their own in death, and supports home funerals, natural burial options, and more progressive and new/alternative disposition options at end of life. As a Funeral Industry Consultant, she is invited across the country to spend time with progressive minded funeral firms, to evaluate their offerings to the community, and provide guidance on how to serve their client families in a modern and transparent way.

Tomorrow night, Melissa comes to testify with her tale of a burial among the trees in her piece
Bringing Death Home.


Into the Woods Spotlight: Eric Hunt

Eric Hunt’s original works have appeared in NYC at the NY Fringe Festival, the DUMBO Art Under the Bridge Festival, Manhattan Comedy Collective, the Makor, PSNBC@HERE, BRIC Studio, the John Houseman Theatre and numerous other venues. He recently completed writing the memoirs of a colorful high society hustler who took millions from the New York elite in the 1960s and 1970s with the help of the Mob and his mentor, Roy Cohn.

Eric will take us for a walk through Inwood Park in his piece,
NYC: Spring 2010.