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The Grownup Lady Story Company presents: A Storytelling Showcase!
The home of Sebastian Peleato and Susan Peterson
Austin , TX
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The Grownup Lady Story Company presents: A Storytelling Showcase!

An evening of unusually good stories and refreshments.

The Grownup Ladies -- Rebecca Beegle & Annie La Ganga -- and featured guests Jan Farquhar, Kristine Olson, Susan Peterson, Laura Thoms, and Sarah Wilson will tell funny, true stories in the intimate setting of a private home.  

Saturday August 9, 2014
Show starts at 8pm, doors open at 7:30pm
4911 Avenue H, Austin TX 78751

THE GROWNUP LADY STORY COMPANY is Rebecca Beegle and Annie La Ganga, two extraordinary hostesses and accomplished performers who put on warm and entertaining storytelling events in private homes as well as traditional (and nontraditional) theatrical venues. The Grownup Ladies also teach monthly storytelling workshops and provide story consulting to businesses and nonprofit organizations.

JAN FARQUHAR is a writer and teacher.  She enjoys gardening at her South Austin home although she often has more weeds than the intended native plants, sometimes doesn't know the difference between the two, and, recently, questions that distinction altogether.

KRISTINE OLSON is a native of Michigan where she studied opera at Interlochen Arts Academy and The University of Michigan. She is a singer and actress who reluctantly dances in some productions in order to be labeled a "triple threat." She has performed in shows with Rubber Repertory, Salvage Vanguard, and The Vortex and has been a member of the Austin Lyric Opera chorus since 1998. She is currently working on a one woman show slated for early 2015.

SUSAN PETERSON works in sustainability and affordable housing and has lived and worked in Guinea, Morocco and France. She was the lead in almost every high school musical in Aurora, Ohio in the late 1990s. In Austin, she has performed with Rubber Repertory (Jubilee) and Tongue & Groove (Seven Wonders), as well as working with Glass Half Full (Once There Were Six Seasons). She loves to cook with leftovers and is a transportation cyclist.

LAURA THOMS is a letterpress printer living in Austin, TX. She was raised in the museums and 80s punk rock scene of Washington DC , which is still the home of her heart, and she plans to retire there, spending her dotage going to free concerts at the national gallery of art wearing a tailored suit and carrying a handbag that snaps when it closes. She has been a waitress, bartender, museum assistant, bookstore clerk, law librarian, and bookbinder in DC, New York City, Chicago, Minneapolis, Provincetown, Portland and Iowa City. She has lived in Austin since 2001 where she has been everything from a cooking instructor at the Central Market Cooking School, a shop girl at Gardens, girl friday for Tequila Mockingbird recording studios, a conservation volunteer at the Harry Ransom Center and for most of the last 11 years a chef---most recently the chef of daytime room service at the Hotel San Jose. When she moved to Austin she rather accidentally discovered that she is an artist, and has apprenticed and studied bookbinding, paper making, and book arts for the last 10 years. She is a woodcut printmaker at the Slugfest print studio and she runs her own letterpress printing business, printing handset rock posters, advertising collateral, and business identity for clients like Franklin BBQ, the Mekons, McGarrah Jessee and Lollapalooza. See more of her work at www.redpressprinting.com.

SARAH WILSON explores issues of community, culture and environment through portraiture and landscape photography. She received her BFA at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and now works as an editorial photographer for magazines such as The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Dwell, Time, Texas Monthly, and others. Work from her personal projects "Jasper, Texas: The Road to Redemption" and "Blind Prom" have been acquired by the permanent collections at the University of Texas Harry Ransom Center, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Lishui Museum of Photography in China. She and her husband have recently built their own personal RV park in the backyard of their East Austin home.  Sarah likes to stargaze on summer evenings in a lawn chair next to the trailer and pretend like she's retired.

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The home of Sebastian Peleato and Susan Peterson (View)
4911 Avenue H
Austin , TX 78751
United States



Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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