Every month, Testify brings five different storytellers to the stage to share their stories.
Meet the storytellers for Testify’s October virtual show, Not Alone.
Abby Boyd is a former Austinite currently residing in Marfa. She laughs very hard at her own jokes. She was one of the original Testify producers and is honored to return as a story teller.
Cat Drago is an actor, improvisor, director, and storyteller from Austin, Texas. She directed the critically acclaimed shows La Vida de los Muertos and Make it So at the Hideout Theatre, has performed in many scripted and improvised plays, and also is a member of award-winning improv troupes Cascade and Rook. By day, she is a pediatric nurse working in these “unprecedented times” and also semi-regularly hits her 10,000 steps a day goal.
Adam Membrey is a teacher and writer living with his lovely wife and handsome cat in Austin, Texas. He has no shame in checking out toy aisles to assess our nation’s future. He’s still working on doing the verb and not just being the noun.
Cassidy Santaguida is a comedian based in Wilmington, NC. She studied improv and comedy at The Hideout Theatre and The Institution Theater in Austin, TX. She’s performed in the NYC Improv and Out of Bounds Festivals, was featured on the Risk! podcast, was a 2019 finalist in the Port City’s Top Comic contest, and hosts an Instagram Live comedy show called Apocalypse Live! Cassidy lives with a wild girl gang whose other members are her 5 year old daughter and 1 year old dog.
Jamieson Taylor is a musician, teacher, and blogger born and raised in Austin. She works for local schools as a private instructor, assists a collective of classical composers, CTC Music Publishing, and was performing with local ensembles, including many seasons with the Austin Opera Chorus. With the unwelcome extra time caused by this present darkness, Jamie decided to launch a blog on her 40th birthday, seeingleah.com, profiling the work and lives of women in the city and writing about her own life during this more confined season. The blog celebrates one of Jamie’s most cherished beliefs: there are no ordinary women.