Every month, Testify brings five different storytellers to the stage to share their stories.
Meet the storytellers for Testify’s February show, Picking Up.
Angela Maldonado is from Corpus Christi and produces for Austin PBS. She’s been in Austin long enough to miss parking under I35 for free. Angela is also part of the sketch/improv group, The United Güeys, who recently performed at this year’s Frontera Fest. When she’s not producing and telling stories, she’s taking way to many pictures of her pets.
Stephanie Noll is a writing and teacher living in Austin, TX. Her work has appeared in MOTHERWELL, MODERN LOSS, and THE OCOTILLO REVIEW. She’s told stories all around town. In just a few weeks, she will move to northern New Mexico to become THE high school English teacher at Peñasco HS–go Panthers 🙂
Kati Taylor is a first-time Testifier who will be releasing her first collection of writings this spring. She is an untamed woman of untapped talents, but so far she’s pretty good at feeding herself, traveling, raising an equally untamed daughter, replacing bathroom faucets, mangling accents, and talking about herself in the third person.
A improvising musical comedic storyteller from Austin, Texas. Just recently performed 34 shows in 34 nights to celebrate his 34th birthday earlier this month. (Feb 8th)
Mason has been sober for 9.5 years after a 13-year “career” in severe alcoholism & some not so short jail/prison stints. In the time since finding sobriety & his new life, Mason has run 11 marathons & the Grand Canyon, has visited 26 countries as an avid traveler & lover of the Earth and has met & married the absolute love of his life & his partner in (non-)crime. He looks forward to a long life pursuing various passions & hopes that this evening with Testify can be the start of a new path sharing his experiences with anybody who might be able to learn from his mistakes.