SATURDAY JUNE 1, 2019, 6-9 pm
Waypoint Spirits, 410 Woodland Avenue, Bloomfield, CT, 06002
TICKETS: $30 online, $35 at the door Click here for ticketing information
This performance will raise funds for the Applied Improvisation Network Scholarship Fund, which will pay conference registration fees for people who could not otherwise afford to attend the 2019 conference of the Applied Improvisation Network titled “Communicating Over Barriers and Borders: Applications Of Improvisation In Society” which will be held in partnership with the Alan Alda Center For Communicating Science, at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.
Doors open at 6:00PM for Waypoint Spirits sampling & mixed drinks, snacks, socializing, and fun. Opening Act - Let's ALL PLAY starts at 6:45PM. Show at 7PM
Sampling of Waypoint Spirits products
Water and soft drinks
One raffle ticket
All mixed drinks will be $5 at the event
*There are FOUR Table Sponsor opportunities for $200. This sponsorship gets you the best seats in the house, snacks, and more
Opening Act - Let's ALL Play with The Bolder Company
Emcee & (mostly) TRUE THINGS creator Jude Treder-Wolff
Storytellers for the (mostly) TRUE THINGS event include:
Matthew Dicks is an award-winning elementary school teacher and the internationally bestselling author of Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, Something Missing, Unexpectedly, Milo, The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs, and Storyworthy: Engage Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life Through the Power of Storytelling. He’s also the humor columnist for Seasons magazine and an advice columnist with Slate magazine. A 39-time Moth StorySLAM and 6-time Moth GrandSLAM champion, Matthew is the founder and Artistic Director of Speak Up, a Hartford-based storytelling organization. In addition to performing, he teaching storytelling and communication around the world. He is also a wedding DJ, playwright, minister, stand-up comic, life coach, and Lord of Sealand. Matt loves ice cream cake, golf, tickling his children, staring at his wife, and not sleeping.
Bridget K Brown is a public speaking & storytelling coach and facilitator who specializes in making the complex clear and coaching the right story out of people. Her super power is coaching and being a passionate cheerleader for her students and clients. AND her workshops are always a lot of fun! With 15+ years of instructional design and facilitation experience, she combines her background as an actress, writer, and instructional designer by using elements of improvisation in her work. Bridget has trained at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University and Duarte Academy for Presentation Skills in Silicon Valley, is a former Adjunct Instructor in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Washington University in St Louis, and created global security awareness programs for two Fortune 500 companies. She coached scientists in TEDx talks and helped organizations within the healthcare industry tell stories which aid them to sell their data-driven products in order to increase their bottom line.
Hilary Price is a cartoonist, storyteller, and educator. She has been writing and drawing Rhymes With Orange, her award-winning daily newspaper comic strip, since 1995. At the age of 25, she was the youngest woman ever to have a syndicated strip. It appears in newspapers internationally, and has also has appeared in Parade Magazine, People, and Glamour. She has cartoons in the collections of The Library of Congress, The Billy Ireland Cartoon Art Museum at The Ohio State University, and The San Francisco Cartoon Art Museum. Hilary teaches single panel cartooning at The Center For Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, VT. She has told stories for The Moth and on NPR. When not at her desk, Hilary walks her overly large dog and spoils her hoodlum cat. She lives in western Massachusetts.
Ellen S. Boynton is a master level trainer specializing in diversity training, cultural competency training, strategic planning, staff development, coaching, and effective communication and leadership development for more than twenty five years. Currently the Director of the Office of Multicultural Healthcare Equality for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, she oversees cultural competency throughout DMHAS to impact the reduction of behavioral health disparities. Previously a Behavioral Health Training Manager, she provided planning, coordination and implementation of multicultural training programs, institutes and training of trainers. She has worked with the Anti-Defamation League with A World of Difference Programs in high schools, on college campuses and in businesses over 20 years training teachers, students and business leaders across Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York, is a Fellow of the CT Health Foundation, the American Leadership Foundation and a graduate of Leadership Greater Hartford. She is Vice President on the Executive Board of the CT Multicultural Health Partnership and presented with the 2014 Leadership Award for Fostering Diversity Awareness from the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut.
Joey Novick has been a political comedian, camp counselor, editorial director, attorney, busboy, professional speaker, child actor and an elected official in New Jersey. But not necessarily in that order. He has appeared on Comedy Central, And on storytelling shows-Yum’s the Word, The Liar Show, Sideshow Goshko, TALES, Word and in his own solo show “Comedian Elected to Town Council in New Jersey” at the Capital Fringe Festival, where it was nominated for Best Comedy Performance.