Picking Up Performer Spotlight: Angela Maldonado

Angela Maldonado is from Corpus Christi and produces for Austin PBS. She’s been in Austin long enough to miss parking under I35 for free. Angela is also part of the sketch/improv group, The United Güeys, who recently performed at this year’s Frontera Fest. When she’s not producing and telling stories, she’s taking way too many pictures of her pets.

This Thursday, Angela will share a story of meeting boys and maternal advice in her piece, Coffeehouse Pick Up.


Picking Up Performer Spotlight: Stephanie Noll

Stephanie Noll is a writer and teacher living in Austin, TX. Her work has appeared in MOTHERWELL, MODERN LOSS, and THE OCOTILLO REVIEW. She’s told stories all around town. In just a few weeks, she will move to northern New Mexico to become THE high school English teacher at Peñasco HS–go Panthers 🙂

Stephanie returns to the Testify stage to tell a tale of the importance of a window in her piece, Going Where the Climate Suits My Clothes.


The Call Performer Spotlight: Ladislao Loera

Ladi is an artist, improviser, award winning storyteller, and animal lover. He has taken part in story telling events for Testify, I’m from Driftwood, Drinking with the Saints, and the Moth, where he won with a story about sympathetic nausea and what it teaches us about love and connection. Ladi is also an award winning public speaker with Toastmasters International. He is a native Texan who currently resides in Austin with his partner, and two elderly cats who hate each other.

Tonight, Ladi will tell a tale of breaking every first date follow up rule in his piece, 5 Calls.