B. Frayn Masters
I decided at five that writing and performing was my thing. I convinced some neighborhood kids to perform with me (they somehow agreed) and convinced my favorite neighbor lady, Nancy, to hold the show at the bottom/stage of her railroad tie/stadium seating steps. I walked the neighborhood with a red wagon and sold tickets to other kids door-to-door. Nancy taught me to do a dance number and how to talk to the audience.
I am still thrilled to be a performer, scriptwriter, copywriter, storyteller, and story/speech/performance consultant. Because all that wasn’t enough, I added making comedy and documentary-style videos along with voice-over acting into the mix. I am the Creator, Executive Producer, and Host of the Back Fence PDX live storytelling series. I was also the PDX Producer and a Co-Host for The Moth GrandSLAMs. Additionally, I was voted Best Storyteller/Spoken Word Artist for the 2015 Willamette Week’s Best Of issue.
Samples of my literary leanings can be found in City of Weird, Airplane Reading, MonkeyBicycle 6, Hobart, and Mountain Man Dance Moves: The McSweeney’s Book of Lists. Oh, and, fun fact, I have read the screenplays for the first three Twilight movies about 30 times each because I wrote 500 multiple choice questions for each movie for a Twilight trivia app. I put most of the monies in my bank account as a story and speech writing and performing coach, voice-over artist, and as an animation and commercial scriptwriter and copywriter. I swoon for good juicy stories.