Satori Shakoor, Executive Director
Veda Sherman, Treasurer
Monica Morgan, Board Member
Don Wellman, Board Member
John Grenke, Legal Advisor
Legacy Dance Studios
The Secret Society Of Twisted StorytellersⓇ has a global mission to connect humanity, heal and transform community and to provide an uplifting, thought-provoking, soul-cleansing experience through the art and craft of storytelling. The monthly event is curated and takes place live at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in front of an engaged audience.
Humans are primarily social beings, wired to connect with a thirst to understand and to be understood. We all have a compelling desire to know how others survived a struggle, overcame a hardship, altered a negative circumstance, found hope and in so doing transformed their lives. The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers (TSSOTS) believes that every human being has the power to move, touch and inspire others through the sharing of stories. Storytelling is perhaps the oldest human art form and is proved to be the most effective delivery system of information and ideas. Storytelling at its highest level is visionary and transformational. TSSOTS is a big idea with an extraordinary goal to transform community one story at a time.
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers extends our mission through the digital preservation of stories where they are shared via social media, global podcast produced by WDET and through storytelling workshops where we partner with other nonprofits and local businesses to teach the art and craft of storytelling. Some of our satisfied clients include: Marygrove College, Historical Society, N’Namdi Galleries, Inside Out Literary Project, DIAYW and Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE).
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers is a licensed production of The Society for the Re-Institutionalization of Storytelling, a Michigan 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization. We gratefully accept your generous donations big or small!
Live Event Production Team
Satori Shakoor, Producer & Artistic Director
Cheryl James, Production Manager
Gina Ellis, Stage Mgr. & Dance Curator
Yolanda Jack, Production Assistant
248 Pencils, Inc. Video Team
Don Wellman, Video/Editor
– Prema Qadir, Camera
- – Lawrence Martin, Camera
Lawrence Martin, Photographer
Rob Brown, Creative Audio Solutions
Jatu Gray, Global Livestream
Allan Leshchinsky, Digital Mktg Mgr.
Hildegarde Kirkland, FOH Mgr.
Doreen Bethel, FOH
Rochelle Mays, Vendor Coordinator
Veda Sherman, FOH
Janet Wimberly, FOH
Paul Wildfier, Volunteer
Frances Withers, Volunteer