Patricia Clarke Patricia is a long time resident of Concord and a novice storyteller. She lived in a residence at the Concord Art building for nine years before the renovation into gallery space, and truly experienced the building. She currently manages the Sara Campbell boutique business in Concord Center and is a proud mother to three and grandmother to two.
Rachel Gans-Boriskin is an Assistant Professor of Practice at the Gwen Ifill College of Media Arts and Humanities at Simmons University where she teaches media, journalism, health communication, and storytelling. She’s a Massmouth “Big Mouth Off” finalist and has been featured in several live storytelling events. When not teaching and telling stories, she lives in central Massachusetts with her husband, two children, two cats, one dog, eight chickens, and numerous dust bunnies.
Adam Groppman, comedian/writer/actor/storyteller and Boston native, was based in LA for many years, where he performed on fine storytelling shows like Word Salad, UCB’s Show N Tell, Pinata at bang!, Spark on Rose, Story Salon, Scratch It at Groundlings, I Love A Good Story, and Wendy Hammers’ Tasty Words. He also has a hit segment in the popular national show Mortified and was included in their Simon & Schuster book. He performs standup at comedy clubs and fine venues and has been published in the LA Weekly, LA Times, Orange County Register, and NY Times.
Christian Meyer writes a hilarious blog on parenthood called 10 Pennies and a Duck but this is his first storytelling experience even though his job has him speaking on stage often. A father of four sons, a Concord native and Harvard grad, Christian is an executive during the day and rubs soccer prints off the ceiling at night. He is passionate about education and can talk forever about the failings of higher education so beware about getting him started.
Mark Modrall is a computer programmer from Littleton. He started telling stories in public about six years ago when he ran out of relatives who hadn’t heard that one before. He’s won several story slams at the Moth and Massmouth, and he’s been a featured speaker at WGBH’s “Stories From the Stage.” And he counts himself blessed that he’s occasionally invited to speak with much better tellers at great venues, like Fugitive Productions.
Rob Munro is inspired by his wife, two daughters, and two dogs. The major elements of his essence are defined through this lens. The rest is merely semantics.
Rose Saia is a Moth and Massmouth story slam winner who most enjoys telling stories outside of competition. She’s been a featured teller at The International Institute “Suitcase Stories” and GBH’s Stories from the Stage as well as on other stages in the Boston area. Rose is the former food pantry director for Open Table in Maynard which provides food and meals to over 400 households a week. She’s lived in Acton for twenty-five years but grew up in South Boston, a place full of stories. She is the co-founder of Fugitive Stories who loves returning to the warmth of this community of tellers and those who join to hear them.
Jan Turnquist, Executive Director of Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House is the Emmy-winning director of the documentary, Orchard House, Home of Little Women, (currently on PBS), Jan Turnquist has been Executive Director of Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House since 1999. Much of her story-telling has been done “in character” as she portrays historic women, including Miss Alcott or during pod-cast broadcasts.