Every month, Testify brings five different storytellers to the stage to share their stories.

January Storytellers

Meet the storytellers for Testify’s January show, The Call. 

Jessica Arjet

Jessica Arjet is a co-owner of the Hideout Theatre – an all improv theater in downtown Austin. She is the youth director there and manages all things regarding children and improv. She has recently written a book – Conducting Chaos; Teaching improv to children and teens, and is currently looking for a publisher. You can see her most Thursday nights at the Hideout Theatre in the Free Fringe.

Bronwen Anderson

Bronwen Anderson is a lifelong writer recovering from a years long stint as a single mother in Austin, which makes her an urban warrior survivalist with stories to tell. When she manages to break away from work and her blending family, she hikes the Butler trail, looks for storytelling pathways, and enjoys playing around with any contrasts she finds.

Bill Frisbie

Bill Frisbie was the Lead Writer for from 2002-2016. He is co-host of Drinking With The Saints (a monthly storytelling salon). He made his acting debut this month at FronteraFest (after having nightmares all last year about forgetting his lines on stage). This is Bill’s third appearance at Testify!

Abel Lomas

Abel Lomas is a dad of three and a seasoned software sales executive. He’s passionate about storytelling and incorporates stories into every aspect of his day. He’s been a featured guest on the Sales Success Stories Podcast series and has a published story in the book, B2B Sales Mentors, and will also be published in the upcoming Sales Success Stories, Vol. 2.

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.