Bestselling author and founder of the internationally acclaimed storytelling network The Moth, George Dawes Green brings The Unchained Tour out for a unique evening of entertainment. The tours feature storytellers from The Moth, musicians, and other artists telling true personal stories. Expect nothing short of riveting, poignant, hilarious and contemplative slices of life.
Unchained believes that the art of the raconteur—the telling of unscripted, personal, porch-style stories—is one of the great arts, and that nights of storytelling are vital to any vibrant and healthy community. Our mission is to bring brilliant raconteurs, along with musicians and writers and other artists, to towns large and small across the South—and eventually across the continent. We champion the local and home-grown: independent bookstores, community gardens, performing cafes. We advocate getting offline and off the grid, and wherever we go we celebrate the pleasure and inspiration of raconteuring.
Best selling author and founder of the internationally acclaimed storytelling network The Moth, George Dawes Green brings The Unchained Tour out for a unique evening of entertainment. The Tour will be featuring storytellers from The Moth, musicians, and other artists. These are not your grandfather’s storytellers—their contemporary stories are drawn from personal experience; that said, expect nothing short of riveting, poignant, hilarious and contemplative slices of life.
George Dawes Green is the author of several bestselling and acclaimed novels. The Caveman’s Valentine won the Edgar Award;The Juror was translated into 22 languages. Both books were made into movies, and his third book, Ravens, is undergoing that strange transmogrification as well. He founded the Moth in 1997.
Samita is the bees knees. This girl is one wild south Georgian woman who can cook, castrate bulls, and drink strait whiskey. She spent five years in the military where she learned how to “take care of business.” When she’s not producing Unchained, she’s busy tour managing, and designing sets for film and television.
Bonnie Blue Edwards, Producer
Bonnie is an Alabama-native who braved the rain of Seattle, the sun of Italy, and now carouses the mean streets of NYC. Aside from dabbling here-or-there in NYT-rave review theatre, socially-minded documentaries, plus the music and film biz, she hails from a background in international development–still lending her brain to the creation of magical Excel documents.
Andrew Von Goellner, Photographer
Andrew started photographing people on the DC streets at 13 and earned his B.F.A. in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2009. With a heavy background, and love, of traditional film he does not believe in the modern style of composing images in Photoshop. His photographs have appeared in multiple publications: Washingtonian Magazine and the novel Drive Me Out of My Mind by Chad Faries. He has shot documentaries from San Francisco to the Galapagos Islands. Andrew’s documentary style draws from Henri Cartier-Bresson, Arthur “Weegee” Fellig, and Danny Lyon. vg-photography.com
Our Erstwhile Circus Crew:
Anita Sundari Akella, Assistant Producer
Anita, an erstwhile conservation gypsy, has a long history of pestering people to tell their stories and telling a tale or two herself – everywhere from the sun-warmed verandas of rural Indian villages to the hammock-hung depths of the Amazon jungle. She collects flowers and feathers for her hair, cusses a lot (but artfully), and is a fool for wild nature, summertime sweetwater, beards on fine men, magical realism, and Southern byways and backwaters. A blue bus full of renegade raconteurs and associated eccentrics suits her just fine, thank you very much.
Isaac Hammons, Sound Engineer
Isaac is a creator, editor, and recorder of sound, working in the fields of film, television, theatre and life. Currently residing in Austin, TX. Isaac strives everyday to capture the power and beauty of the human voice, and share it with others. isaachammonssound.com
Jose Ray, Navigator
In the plains of Kansas, Jose acquired the skills to drive a bus. He would encounter characters of all sorts while driving the bus there, but nothing could have prepared him for the cast of characters he would be transporting around with the Unchained Tour. Besides driving the bus for the Unchained Tour, Jose works as a freelance illustrator and painter. You may also see him around Savannah spinning records with the Vinyl Appreciation crew, or climbing buildings downtown. See some of what he does here joseraysay.
Kimberly received her BFA from The Savannah College of Art & Design and her MFA in Creative Writing – Fiction from New York University. She has been a Goldwater Fellow in Creative Writing at Coler-Goldwater Hospital and has taught creative writing to undergraduates at New York University. She has handled publicity for Washington Square Review, Savannah Stopover 2011, and all of the Unchained tours to date. She’s currently working on a novel. A lady of many hats, she’s also a storyteller, story coach, and an on-call snuggler.
unCHAINed GANG: We couldn’t have done it without their tireless hours. Thank you!
For Bringing ‘The Bird’ To Life
Eddie & Bart
Robert M. Green
Savannah State University Estuary Creative Writing Club
SCAD Creative Writing Students
SCAD Illustration Club
Stacie Jean Albano, Artist
Mike Bailey, Documentary Crew
Emily Bell, Bookstore Consultant
Nathaniel Butler, Bus Driver
Laura Carson, Membership Director
Rigel Crockett, Website
Tiffany Cullen, Merchandise
Linette Dubois, Artist
Monica Greco, Publicity Volunteer
Lee Griffith, SCAD
Hartford Gongaware, Website
Josh Jones, Documentary Crew
Isaac Hammons, Documentary Crew
Heather Harmon, Attorney
Harrison Scott Key, SCAD
Julie Lieberman, Artist
James Lough, SCAD
Goldie McFarland, Chief Mechanic
Brian Morrissey, Attorney
Sarah Moskowitz, Artist
New Town Macon
Maya Ortega, Tickets
Tom Stephenson, Electrician
The Augusta Chronicle, Sponsor