Cambridge, MA - Turning Points

  • Oberon Theater Cambridge, MA

Turning Points

Join us for our next show in the Boston area! We're presenting five stories of crucial moments of change. 

Stories by:

Faith Dukes is the Education Coordinator at the MIT Museum where her passions for inspiring the next generation of innovators and learning about the latest in science and technology collide. There, she creates interactive sessions for middle and high school students to explore using MIT’s exhibitions, collections and current research. Her dedication to outreach has extended to the local community where she chairs the Boston Blueprint Conference for Middle and High School Girls. Faith credits failed experiments during graduate school for helping her find the greatest coping tool ever, boxing. Today she teaches a weekly kickboxing class in Cambridge and calls the gym her meditation space. Faith earned her PhD in Chemistry from Tufts University and her BS from Spelman College. 

 

A New England native, Wes Hazard was named one of “5 Boston Comedians to Watch” by The Boston Globe Magazine. A writer and storyteller as well as comedian, Wes brings wit, energy, and honesty to the stage, qualities that have made him a regular performer in Boston venues as well as at The Boston Comedy Festival and The Women in Comedy Festival. Wes is a multiple-time winner on The Moth StorySLAM stage and his book Questions For Terrible People is forthcoming in October 2016 from Adams Media. He wishes you only the best.

 

Don Picard has worked in the Boston area for 30 years doing software development and is currently employed at JobCase, Inc in Kendall Square. Don was a double major in Theatre Arts and Computer Science at Cornell, and he chose to work as an engineer in order to be able to live in Cambridge and feed his family. Don enjoys telling live stories about his kids, husband, and extended family because it is fun, therapeutic, and allows him to exercise the other half of his college degree so he doesn't become bitter.

 

Srilatha Rajamani, tech nerd, born and raised in India is a Cambridge, MA based stand up comedian and has been performing in the greater New England area for three years. When she is not doing comedy, she likes anime and Korean pop and writes mildly erotic fan fiction about them. Her family in India is not aware of these shenanigans.

 

Gavin Smith was born in Jamaica, West Indies and moved to Long Island, New York at the age of 5. He attended Northeastern University, where he focused on Behavioral Neuroscience and African American Studies. He then worked with children with brain injuries in a residential setting for 6 years. In 2011, he received his Master’s from Simmons College. Gavin did his student teaching in Brookline before working in a therapeutic alternative high school in Watertown. Next year, he’ll be teaching 9th graders at John D. O’Bryant School of Math and Science. It will be his 6th year teaching high school science.