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Stephen Tobolowsky

George and I have listened to most of Stephen Tobolowsky’s body of audio work on car trips back and forth to Vancouver BC and Snoqualmie Summit. For me, his work has the “Anne Tyler” effect, upon which I begin listening in a passive almost bored way, and then the zingers come, one after another. And honestly, Stephen’s spoken prose has ripped my heart out and enlightened me more than I can say.

Moore Marquee

 

 

 

 

 

Moore Theatre ticket

I was lucky enough to snag two seats
at the divine Moore Theatre–a place where you feel that little-kid excitement at being there, knowing that an amazing experience is on the threshold

And last night was no exception.  This time around he is recording a new film called “The Primary Instinct,” so we as the crowd had to set the sound levels by clapping softly and then more loudly, then doing the same by laughing on command.

Then he began to talk to us, to tell his stories. And what he tried to get at was the theme of “Why we tell stories,” by first exploring about what a story is.

To be in the company of a master storyteller is the most divine thing. He’s got a few backstage pics on his facebook page.

Here’s an NPR review of The Tobolowsky files.  Enjoy.

 

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