Shelter From the Storm Spotlight: Paul Weiner

Some people were just born for a reason, and Paul Weiner isn’t one of those people.

Paul made a reason by rising from ashes after being raised by wolves. Raunchy, relatable, introspective and observational, Paul gives audiences a look at the hard twist of the absurd and frightening with his honest comedy and his true life storytelling. Based out of Austin, TX, Paul’s surprising and unique delivery about his story will make audiences realize that he’s everything they said he could be never be.

This month, he brings to the Testify stage a story of finding a touchstone in a time of chaos with his story, Never Not Broken.


Shelter From the Storm Spotlight: Jessie Walker

Jessie is a native Floridian who relocated to Austin last year. She is a digital nomad, with frequent international travel as an Account Manager for an airline software company. She obsesses over indoor cycling with cult-like enthusiasm and is a self-proclaimed Spotify playlist connoisseur. Once an avid theatre kid, Jessie is thrilled to find an outlet at Testify where her inability to stop talking can be put to good use

Jessie will share her tale of learning about different types of responsibility in her piece, The Right Thing to Mew.


Shelter From the Storm Spotlight: Ross Tomlin

Ross Tomlin is currently on his third tour as an Austinite, having matriculated at UT in prior iterations. He is a devoted hugger of trees and deals in regulatory affairs as an energy efficiency consultant. Notably, he has written a book that made it onto Amazon’s top 90,000 best seller list. He also dabbles in the visual and performing arts, with a YouTube channel boasting 5 subscribers. In his own estimation, his creative output isn’t half bad for an amateur.

Ross comes to testify about his tale of inviting a vampire into his home in his piece, J.T. Brown aka Count Dracula.