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13 Mar
TP_castandcrew2Cast & Crew, left to right: Stacey Shade-Ware (Director), Jennifer Hassin (Cast), Steve Metze (Cast), Laura Muncy (Cast), Leila Levinson (Cast), Regina Vasquez (Cast), Laura Hammons (Cast), Schandra Madha (Production Assistance and Blogger), Charlotte Gullick (Writer), and Jonathan Wei (Writer and Creator of the Telling Project). Not shown, but there in spirt: Chris Leche (Writer), Malachi Muncy (Cast), and Anisa Moyo (Cast)

Last Thursday, March the Seventh, Telling: Austin hosted a cocktail party to raise funds and community awareness for the upcoming performances in April and May. I am pleased to announce that the event was a huge success! Many, many thanks to all those who attended or made a donation. Due to your generous support, we were able to raise nearly $2,500 to put towards production costs.

Thursday night’s highlights included, but were not limited to:

  • A full house with a great atmosphere.


  • Delectable food, an open bar, and plenty of great conversation.
    A big thank you to Tito’s  for donating two handles of vodka, which our bartender used to make some delicious Dark & Stormies and Cosmopolitans, yum!


  • A ton of great silent auction and raffle prizes.
    Special thanks to our own Jennifer Hassin for donating her beautiful guitar sculpture “Music Around the World” for Thursday’s silent auction, and to Leila Levinson for donating two signed copies of her book Gated Grief. Elyse Fenton generously donated a signed copy of her poetry collection Clamor for our raffle, as well. Many thanks to Snap Kitchen, Dominican Joe Coffee Shop, and Laughing Goat Studio for their gift card donations. And a big thank you to Melinda Rothouse for her writing workshop donation. We also raffled a lovely wine basket put together by our gracious hosts, Jonathan Wei and Caroline Morris.


  • A photo reel of the cast’s service and family pictures.


  • And, of course, lots of laughs.


If you missed out on the festivities, don’t fret! We are still raising funds to make sure that we are able to offer “Telling: Austin, TX” free of charge, and we can’t do that without your support. You can donate to the Telling Project here. You can also help us by getting the word out: share this post on Facebook, follow the blog, Tweet about it, email your friends about the project, or just tell the guy sitting next to you on the bus.  The more the better!

And, of course, mark your calendars with all six performance dates: April 25-27, May 2-4. The cast did their first read-through of the script today, and I can tell you, this is going to be a performance you won’t want to miss. Stay tuned for more updates!


Many Thanks for Your

Generous Support


Have a Lovely Spring



9 Feb

Yes, you. And bring a friend too.

Thursday March the 7th, Telling: Austin will be holding a fundraising cocktail party to increase public interest and, of course, to raise funds for the performance. To attend, please click the invitation above to purchase your ticket. There will be fun, frivolity, good company, and refreshments. Your presence, positive energy, and generous donations will be the driving force behind us on the home stretch towards opening night.

I hope to see you there.