Untold Stories is a live performance series featuring
Untold Stories is a live performance series featuring personal and transformative tales told by a diverse range of voices, both natives and residents, connected to Northeast Florida. From artists and entrepreneurs to educators and medical professionals, we all carry memories and stories shaped by our environment. Untold Stories honors the tradition of oral storytelling in a modern context, where stories are deeply wedded to the place we inhabit.
Untold Stories: Season 1
Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. – Ebbs and Flows
Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. – Out of the Swamp
Friday, May 6, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. – There and Back Again
Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. – Fish Out of Water
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Untold Stories: Ebbs and Flows will feature stories by:
|Willie Evans Jr. is a multi-talented artist whose work incorporates audio/visual elements that generate a lyrically dense and technologically challenging experience for the audience. His 25 year career includes touring the world with his hip-hop group, Asamov; collaborating with artists such as Mr. Lif and Al Letson; and managing creative content for international agencies. He was awarded a 2021 Art Ventures Individual Artist Grant from the Community Foundation of Northeast Florida for the debut of a socially conscious multi-media project, “The Brown Wonder.”|
|Anna Jacobson has been a teacher, and therefore a storyteller, for 27 years. She has received a Reynolds Journalism Fellowship, a Ford Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Jacksonville Journal’s Innovative Educator Award. She has written curriculum with the Smithsonian Museum of American Art and the National Scholastic Press Association, and considers winning BABS’LAB Story Slams and Grand Slams to be some of the greatest honors a storyteller could hope for.|
|Zonnetta Marie just adores center stage. She has been blessed to be a part of the Jacksonville performing arts scene, where she has been seen and heard in plays, staged readings, and spoken word events. She also sings every chance she gets.|
|Johnathan Ross was inspired at a very young age by Saturday night movies and weekend mornings playing with action figures on his bedroom floor to become an actor, and he was cast as Romeo at age 14. He continued to act in academic and community theater well into his 20s, and received Players by the Sea’s Pelican Award for Best Actor for his performance as Peter in BUG. Since 2013 he has turned all of his energy towards writing.|
|Angela TenBroeck is widely known as a leader in Controlled Environment Agriculture, the local food movement, and the Northeast Florida distribution channels that support it. She was a fellow at the Rollins College Crummer School of Business RALLY SEA program, and through her work with Foodery Farms Street-Side in Jacksonville, and Worldwide Aquaponics in East Palatka, is focused on developing a dual prong approach to bringing the highest quality food to the masses that she refers to as the “HUB and SPOKE.”|
|Kedgar Volta is a native of Cuba, and studied at the Superior Institute of Design in Havana. He was the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville’s 2015 Emerging Artist of the Year, and was a Featured Artist for MOCA Jacksonville’s Project Atrium in 2019. His media art has been featured at Art Basel Miami Beach, the Telfair Museums in Savannah, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and the Orlando Museum of Art. He is Co-Founder and Creative Director of Castaño Group, whose multimedia, multi-sensory experiences have been recognized by Communication Arts in its Interactive Annual.|
The Guest Artistic Director of the inaugural season of Untold Stories is Barbara Colaciello.
|For over two decades, Barbara has written, directed, produced, and performed socially engaged theater that contributes to vital conversations in the Jacksonville community. She began her career as the Advertising Director of Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine in New York City, and for 9 years Barbara served as the Director of Education for Players by the Sea Theatre. She has collaborated extensively with poet, playwright and nationally known NPR Radio Host, Al Letson. A 2013 TEDxJacksonville Speaker, Colaciello received a 2018 PNC Arts Alive Grant in partnership with the Florida Theatre to direct Letson’s anti-bullying play, Chalk, for Title 1 schools. She was awarded a 2020 Art Ventures Individual Artist Grant from the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida to write a new solo piece Open Heart (ed) exploring women’s heart health and caregiving.|
The first season of Untold Stories is made possible by a generous contribution from the Wolfburg Family.