Slings and Arrows Performer Spotlight: Paul Normandin

Paul Normandin is a large man with a big mouth who loves to tell stories to anyone who can’t outrun him. Paul learned to tell stories from the loving feedback of children while teaching Sunday school. Paul remains humbled to perform on any stage with his supportive and loving friends.

You can catch Paul with his troupe In Our Prime at the Institution Theater show: Home Before Supper: Storytelling through Poetry, Improv, & Song Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 4:30 PM

Tonight, Paul will share his story of a search for adventure in his piece, Bullets and Grenades.


Slings and Arrows Performer Spotlight: Ariella Yendler

Ariella Yendler is currently occupying herself as a deeply unhappy graduate student at UT. The last time she was on a stage, she was seventeen and wearing a wig a foot tall. To satisfy her need for attention, she monologues at her friends and teaches dance at ATX Fusion at Dance International on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. She does not like The Office, dogs, or chilling with a beer. She does have a blog that she updates almost never at

Tonight, Ariella will tell tales of scars in her piece, Skin History.


Slings and Arrows Performer Spotlight: Ben Sterling

Ben Sterling is an actor and teacher who has been practicing theatre and improvisation in Austin and New York for over 20 years. He has taught, directed, and performed with over twelve improvisational and sketch troupes, including the recent run of Start Trekkin at the Hideout Theatre. Almost 19 years ago, Ben started his first Theatre company Wormwood Productions, while attending the University of Texas at Austin. Since then he has continued to act and direct, choreograph stage combat, and instruct adults and teens in almost every aspect of performance.

Ben Sterling is still an active company member of the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey where he performed for over a decade. Most recently he starred as Lt. Kelly in the Off-Broadway debut of Butler at the 59e59th street theatre in Manhattan. After moving back to Austin with his wife and daughter, Ben continues to study, teach, and practice the art of performance at every opportunity.

Tomorrow night, Ben will tell the tale of taking on the challenge of the Hamlet in his piece, Who Would Fardels Bear?