The Mudroom: Mixed Messages

The Mudroom: Mixed Messages

Live Storytelling

The Mudroom: “Mixed Messages”

June 13, 2024

7-9 PM

Food by Pon
$15.00 Cash Only
Start serving Food by Pon at 6:15 PM

AVA’s live storytelling event. The theme is “Mixed Messages”.
Seating is very limited.

Ticket Price: $18 for Members (discount will be reflected at check-out), $20 for Non-members, $25 at the door (limited availability)

Limit 2 tickets per person; Contributing Members and higher may purchase up to 4 tickets

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Jordyn Fitch (they/them) is a sometimes filmmaker, amateur DJ, and professional silly goose. They love their wife, complicated board games, and organizing the working class. They work at Junction Arts and Media as Production Manager and Lead Producer and could be running cameras for the Mudroom right now.

Brandon Arvesen teaches undergraduate writing at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH. He is the founding editor of 3cents Magazine, a managing editor of True Magazine, and a nonfiction writer. He is currently writing a reported memoir about his father’s career as a successful professional gambler. The work explores what it takes to succeed in an industry designed for failure, and how systems designed to win fall short in the wake of a family crisis.

Jes Marbacher is a native of the New Hampshire Seacoast and has lived in the Upper Valley for five years now. She currently works as the Digital Communications Manager for a mental health and employment research organization. Two of her original plays, Well-Behaved Women and Hitched to Everything, have been performed by the New Hampshire Theatre Project’s Junior Youth Repertory Company.

Dave Hibler holds degrees in Philosophy, Writing, and Teaching. He has been a public high school and middle school teacher for over 20 years, with many years spent as an educator in Ecuador, Alaska, and New York City. He is currently a sixth-grade Humanities teacher at Rivendell Academy in Orford, New Hampshire. He lives with his wife and daughter in Norwich.

Pat Spalding moved from Seacoast NH in 2020 and now lives in Harrisville, NH, says she still feels like she’s in transition. Since 2014 she has been a workshop leader and emcee of True Tales Live, a monthly storytelling show based in Portsmouth, NH. For over 30 years Pat made her living as a touring puppeteer performing shows for children and families. Alongside that career, and well before the MOTH popularized it, she began crafting personal tales of love, loss, and folly into programs of stand-up storytelling for grownups. Her original monologues have been presented as one-woman shows, keynote speeches, and at various speaking engagements for community organizations all over New England.

Lee Schuette

Food by Pon who emigrated from Laos and lives in Lyme. She caters  Asian cuisine throughout the Upper Valley. Much of her earnings are invested in development projects in her native village in Laos, where she has already financed the building of a school and a well. She is also a treasured supporter of AVA.

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