On September 10th, at 5PM, Better Said Than Done founder, Jessica Robinson, will perform her solo, feature length storytelling show, “Tech Babies: Baby Making in the Modern Age” at Epicure Cafe in Fairfax, VA. Details about the storytelling show here.
Jessica Robinson has been performing true, personal spoken word stories since 2007, when she first took to the stage at a SpeakeasyDC show. Since then she’s played with different formats – telling stories in conjunction with another storyteller, hopping on stage at the spur of the moment for some improv storytelling, and sharing longer form stories for Better Said Than Done as well as for The Grapevine, Stories in the Round, and at Friendship Heights.
September 10th, Jessica brings “Tech Babies” to Northern Virginia, a story about struggling with what seems like a simple thing, making a baby. The story is of an adult nature, covering topics like sex, IUI, IVF, pre-natal testing, genetic disorders, and many other intimate parts of the modern baby making experience.
Unlike an 8 minute story you’d see at a typical Better Said Than Done show, this story called out for a feature length spotlight because of its complex nature, covering a long period of time with a lot of personal and medical ups and downs. But it’s an important story to tell, one that so many people can relate to, but so few have actually talked about or heard told. The storytelling show will run approximately one hour long, followed by a Q & A with the audience.
We hope to see you at our final Summer Spotlight show on September 10th.
Join us for this and other upcoming shows. Details on storytelling shows here.
Storytelling at the Lake
Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 7:00PM, Lake Anne Coffee House, 1612 Washington Plaza N, Reston, VA 20190, FREE
Science Fair: Stories of science, nature, and fairs
The show is a benefit for Friends of Reston
Saturday, September 30th, 2017, 8:00 PM, Nature House, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston, Virginia 20191, $15 per person at door or here
Air Guitar: stories about faking, music, and playing with heart
Fall for the Book Festival Storytelling Night
Thursday, October 12th, 2017, 7:00 PM, downstairs at The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22030, FREE
4th Annual Night at the Improv – Improvisational Storytelling
October 28th, 2017, 7:00 PM, downstairs at The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22030, $15 per person
Jessica Robinson is a storyteller with, and the founder of, Better Said Than Done, Northern Virginia’s spoken word storytelling troupe, voted one of the “Best Performing Arts Companies in Virginia” by Virginia Living Magazine (2012 -15). Jessica’s first novel, the urban fantasy Caged, was published October 2016 under the pen name JP Robinson. Jessica is currently working on the sequel, Rise. Her true, personal story, “The Game,” was published in the short story collection Sucker for Love, and “What Are the Odds” was published in The Northern Virginia Review, Volume 29. Her story, “The Talk,” appears in the anthology Roar: True Tales of Women Warriors.