This October, prepare for 5 true, personal stories of health conditions that slipped by under the radar. From the hard to diagnose to the totally ignored, these stories won't stay hidden for long!
Hosted by Tracy Rowland and Paula Croxson. Doors at 7:30pm.
Amy Andresen lives in New York City with her husband, where she researches and writes about health policy for the federal government. Born and raised in Atlanta, she lived in Baltimore for a year while earning her Masters of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School. She has always been passionate about health care, and has recently pursued more creative projects involving stories about chronic illness. She currently has two writing projects (including a novel) underway, and this is her first story telling event. Visit her website at https://www.amyandresen.com for more information.
Allison Behringer is the host and creator of the documentary podcast, "Bodies". The stories are intimate narratives that follow one person's journey to solve their own medical mystery. Previously, Allison made "The Intern" podcast, taught English in Thailand and the Bronx, and worked for a non-profit in India. She lives in Brookyn, NY and loves riding her bike everywhere she goes.
Andy Ingalls is an Equity theatre actor, director and photographer from Houston, Texas. In the five years he's been in New York, he has been on two national tours, worked extensively in regional theaters and in the city, and acted in development of new work for Clubbed Thumb, Primary Stages, the Dorset Theatre Festival, New York Stage and Film, and Naked Angels. Once a week, he runs a reading series called the Shakespeare Round Robin, and he is actively seeking out a genealogical link between his surname and the author of Little House on the Prairie.
Renee Joshua-Porter is a writer, teaching artist and performer. She is the Founder and Executive Director of The Burning Bush Family Foundation Inc. a not for profit organization dedicated to providing educational and recreational programs for children and families through the performing arts. A first generation American born of Panamanian parents, she has always loved listening to and imitating the tales of her heritage. She happened upon the world of storytelling by attending a showcase hosted by Tracy Segarra and has been hooked ever since. Renee lives in Long Island, NY with her husband, three children and an adorable dog named Beau.
Sabriya Stukes is a trained microbiologist, a one-time science podcaster, a burgeoning science communicator and fierce supporter of all things STEM. Deeply passionate about infectious diseases, she knew she wanted to be a scientist before she even knew what that really meant. She received her B.S in Biology with a concentration in Microbiology and Immunology in 2005 from Virginia Tech and in 2015 earned her doctoral degree in Biomedical Sciences at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Sabriya is actively involved in many organizations that help to increase diversity and awareness in the science fields for women and underrepresented communities. She is currently the Assistant Director of the Master's in Translational Medicine program at The City College of New York, a brand new type of graduate degree that trains scientists and engineers in the process of medical innovation and commercialization. She is solidly a cat person, thinks french fries are the world's best snack and is still getting use to having very short hair.