Monday, June 13, 6-7:45 p.m.
GRETCHEN DOUMA (DOW-ma) is a Seattle-based character actress who has recently jumped into storytelling. After 30+ years of creating characters in other people’s stories, she is finally telling a few of her own. She has appeared with Fresh Ground Stories, Story Collider, Inside Story, Locally Fameless, Iridescent Robot, and Ottawa Storytellers. She is a recent Seattle Moth Story Slam winner and she is a featured teller on the Risk! podcast titled “Face It.” She and her wife live in North Seattle with their two miniature Australian Labradoodles, Teddy and Harper.
6:00-6:30 p.m. — Social time
6:30-7:45 p.m. — Program begins with land acknowledgement and call to action,
followed by featured and open-mic storytelling; each story followed by group conversation
Under the Rainbow: Storytelling for the LGBTQIA+ and Allied Community takes place every second Monday for teens and adults. Sign up for open mic at the event. LGBTQIA+ tellers are prioritized; allies are welcome in the audience and to participate in post-story conversation. No one is obligated to tell a story.
Under the Rainbow is supported by Edmonds Library, Edmonds Arts Commission, Seattle Storytellers Guild, Edmonds Neighborhood Action Coalition, and a grant from the Pride Foundation.