Highlights of the 2021 Season
2021 was another challenging year for Stories on Stage Sacramento (SOSS), with the nation still in full quarantine mode. The entire season was virtual, beginning with a February show in partnership with 916 Ink, Sacramento's premier youth literacy nonprofit and the B Street Theater's Studio for Young Actor's. March brought Ellen Michaelson's award-winning novel IN THE CARE OF STRANGERS performed by our very own Jessica Laskey, followed by the dynamic duo of Alia Volz with her memoir MY MOM, MARIJUANA AND THE STONING OF SAN FRANCISCO performed by the multi-talented Megan Smith. Alia gave a Writing Workshop on "Writing Memoir: The Act of Remembering Everything" the Saturday following the Friday evening performance from her memoir.
In May 2021 SOSS was proud to feature Nancy Henry and her debut novel THE KINDEST LIE with a knockout performance by Neketia Henry and in June we the tears were flowing once again as we hosted author Tod Goldberg with a story from his latest collection THE LOW DESERT, performed by Philip Jacques. In July we had planned a live launch for the TWENTY TWENTY anthology, but instead had another virtual event featuring additional anthology stories from Devara Berger, Anita Felicelli, Sands Hall, Pamela Houston, p joshua laskey, Deborah Meltvedt and Joshua Mohr, performed by Brennan Villados and Kelley Ogden. In August we featured another debut novelist Elizabeth Gonzalez James with MONA AT SEA, performed by Gabby Battista.
In September author Julie Metz brought her memoir EVA AND EVE to Stories on Stage, performed by Julie Anchor. October was an amazing month with author David Heska Wonbli Weiden's WINTER COUNTS, performed by Elio Gutierrez. And to close out the season, we had the amazing Natashia Deon and her novel THE PERISHING, performed by Imani Mitchell.
You can purchase or order these authors' books at Capital Books in Sacramento, at your local independent book store or at bookshop.org.
Check the SOSS youtube channel and website for recordings of these and other SOSS performances.