Performers, Shows

Parenthood Performer Spotlight: Christine Schiele

Christine Schiele, under various names, is a writer, performer & storyteller. She has brought her passion for the bizarre to stages at SXSW, Frontera Fest (including Best of Fest 2012 & 2015), Bedpost Confessions, Ladies Are Funny Festival, The Living Room: Storytelling For Grownups, No Shame Theatre & Weird True Hollywood Tales. Christine performs as a mentalist with magic act Turning Tricks With The Darlings.

Christine will share her story of parenting a teen in troubled times in her piece Three Deep Breaths.


Performers, Shows

Parenthood Performer Spotlight: Genevieve Saenz

Genevieve Saenz is a celebrant, life coach, and pastor who owns and operates a celebrant services business called Passageway Arts . Her work focuses on the intersections of creativity, life transition, and ritual. She has degrees in theatre, education, and psychology with a focus on the healing power of the arts. All that is to say…she will watch as you paint a picture of your feelings and then she will help you burn said picture in your backyard with lavender and sage, all while reciting your favorite poems. It is lots of fun. In her home time, Genevieve is a wife, mom, crafter, and lazy gardener. Find out more, or hire her to assist with your next ritual at PassageWay

Genevieve will tell a story of generations meeting and parting in her piece Holding and Shaping.


Performers, Uncategorized

Magic! -Testify’s Performer Spotlight : Ellen Sweets

Something truly magical will be happening tonight when the talented author, mother and foodie Ellen Sweets graces the stage to share how magical and empowering motherhood and parenting can be, in her piece, My Life As A Magical Mom.  Doors open at 7pm, its going to be crowded so get there early!

Ellen retired from a 40-year career in the news business, with the last 14 dedicated to food writing. She moved to Austin eight years ago to write a book about cooking with Molly Ivins. The book has pretty much run its course, and the urge to wander is upon her once again. Will she stay or will she go? She isn’t sure, but at 74 she is aware of the need to make a decision, as time is running out.