Every month, Testify brings five different storytellers to the stage to share five very different stories.
Kate Caldwell is an Austin native, and a performer and writer with a BA in Theatre and Dance from UT Austin. She is also a producer of Testify. Kate hates bios but loves fried chicken and whiskey.
Jack Darling is an award winning writer, magician, Rascal and Romantic… Out to prove beautiful thangs come from Trailer Parks….Y’all. Recently did a two part Series for Strangers podcast. Has Performed at Bedpost Confessions, Velveeta room, Cap City Comedy and perhaps even in your living room.
Tristan Young Mercado
As a Carolina Mama living in Texas, Tristan Mercado considers herself a light blue spot in a sea of burnt orange. She is an avid writer and storyteller. She’s had personal narratives featured on Mamaload and has performed in storytelling shows like Live Strong, Testify and Listen to Your Mother. Her screenplay made it into the finals of Meryl Streep’s contest for women writers over 40, and her plays have made it to Best of Week and Best of Fest in Frontera Fest Short Fringe at Austin’s Hyde Park Theatre 3 years in a row. Her favorite subjects are her awesome husband, her incredible son, and her crazy ass Mama.
Kevin Miller has lived in Austin for over 20 years. He’s the dean at the Merlin Works school of improv at the ZACH Theatre, and when he’s not doing that, he’s tending to his one dog, two cats, and nine chickens. Kevin can be seen reading from his actual childhood diary in the Netflix series “The Mortified Guide.”
Carlton Wilcoxson is an up and coming Stand-up comedian who preforms all in the Austin area. He also works as Producer in Advertising and Mentor to highschool students through E4 Youth. He is self described as “a trouble maker of the best kind”.