ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Your Real Stories presents Off The Wall on August 27 at the ArtsXchange. “Live performances in intimate settings based on local stories that bridge the human experience,” the monthly “Theatrical Journalism” storytelling series features a script based on an interview with St. Petersburg native, artist, and entrepreneur Catherine Weaver.
Ms. Weaver owns and operates Uniquely Original Arts; she serves as President and Treasurer for the Empowerment Center For Young Enterprisers; and she runs Cultural Parties With Friends (https://www.facebook.com/culturalartpartieswithfriends/).
The script will be performed by actor Renata Eastlick. Renata has worked in Theatre, Film, TV, voiceover and commercials. Voiceover work includes “Caveira” in the hit video games Rainbox Six Siege and Ghost Recon Wildlands. Some theatrical credits include: Mamma Mia, Good People, Two Trains Running and In The Heights (American Stage); The Nutcracker (House Theatre of Chicago); Eclipsed (Women’s Theatre Project); Xanadu, Rocky Horror (Slow Burn Theatre Company) and Hairspray (Actors’ Playhouse). FILM: “God’s Waiting Room.” TV: “Burn Notice.” Commercials: Macy’s, Verizon, Walmart, IKEA, more. Renata is a Theatre Tampa Bay Award recipient, a two-time Carbonell Award Nominee and a member of Actors’ Equity and SAG-AFTRA. Follow Renata on Instagram: @renataeastlick.
Following the performance, Weaver will join Your Real Stories onstage for a conversation with the audience.
WHO: Your Real Stories, Catherine Weaver, Renata Eastlick
WHAT: Off The Wall (a curated/monthly theatrical journalism storytelling series)
WHEN: Tuesday, August 27
Doors open at 6:30pm — drinks and gallery tours available
Storytelling begins at 7:00pm
WHERE: ArtsXchange in the Warehouse Arts District
515 22nd Street South, St. Petersburg, FL
TICKETS: $15.00 (student and senior discounts available) at Eventbrite (or at-the-door): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/off-the-wall-august-27-2019-tickets-67523148555?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing
ABOUT: Off The Wall features the real people and real stories behind the photographic exhibit at the Your Real Stories Gallery & Studio. Each month a photograph comes Off The Wall in a live theatrical performance of the story behind the photo.
The Your Real Stories mission is “to create space for people to experience the compelling authentic stories of real people and to find the common threads that tie us together as humans.”
Lillian Dunlap and Jaye Sheldon founded/co-run Your Real Stories. Their St. Pete Stories was part of inclusivity and diversity training for the City of St. Pete. Their program on homelessness among LGBTQ youth, Out of the Shadows, sold out at the Palladium. They partner with USFSP’s OPEN Network, The Dali Museum, The Tampa Bay Times, and many others on continuous productions including Story Days in Tampa Bay (a festival of 20-plus events in October).