— Isak Dinesen

"To be a person is to have a story to tell." 

OUR

STORY

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. Founded in 2012 by Executive Director Satori Shakoor, TSSOTS is centered around one of the oldest and most intimate art forms: the oral tradition of Storytelling. Our wildly popular, monthly live events have grown from a 45-seat performance space in downtown Detroit to standing room only audiences on a world stage at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

OUR 

mission

We have a global mission to connect humanity, heal and transform community. Our mission is achieved through live performance art, storytelling workshops, and private story coaching to individuals, organizations, businesses and educational institutions.

OUR 

reach

In addition to live monthly events, TSSOTS regularly produces and is featured in performances at cultural and historical venues in the metro-Detroit area including: the Detroit Public Library's main branch and the Detroit Institute of Arts.

 

TSSOTS proudly maintains a loyal following to its Twisted Storytellers podcast produced by WDET radio, the Twisted Storytellers Youtube Channel and monthly Livestream.

our

team

The Society has a volunteer board of seven members with one full-time employee and a volunteer staff of 2-5.

TSSOTS production company employs 12-15 part-time contractors comprised of sound and light technicians, lighting expert, videographer, camera persons, editor, production and stage managers, front of house staff, vendor coordinator, show host, global live-stream half-time host, still photographer, storytellers, musical and dance performers and artists to create a high-quality theatrical production.  

The Society for the Re-Institutionalization of Storytelling

Board of Directors

Executive Director

Board President

Board Treasurer & Secretary

Board Director

Board Director

 

The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers®

Production Team

Satori Shakoor

Executive Producer

Artistic Director

Gina

Ellis

Curator Live Performers

Cheryl James

Production Manager

248 Pencils, Inc.

Video Production Team

Don Wellman

Videographer/Editor

Brian Mansour

Camera

Lawrence Martin

Camera

Prema

Qadir

Camera

Jatu

Gray

The Wright Live Stream Camera

Rob

Brown

Creative Audio Solutions

Dave

Reynolds

The Lighting Guy

Rahsaan Cherry

WDET Audio

Monica Sholar

Half  Time Host

Front of House Manager

Vendor Coordinator

Veda Sherman

Front of House

Janet Wimberly

Front of House

Artelle

Gandy

Volunteer Front of House

Francis

Withers

Volunteer Front of House

Felicia

Tolbert

Photographer

 

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All Rights Reserved
 

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