Suzanne Lewis is the author of the children’s picture book, A Penguin Named Patience from Sleeping Bear Press. After a career in advertising art direction and commercial photography, she worked as a bookseller for many years at A Clean Well-Lighted Place For Books in San Francisco. She is seeking an agent/publisher for her finished memoir, is a mixed media visual artist and lives in Mendocino, California.
Ruby Sketchley will read “Bowing Out of Texas,” by Suzanne Lewis. Ruby is thrilled to be returning to Stories on Stage Davis. In the past, she has served as a board member with the Capital Film Arts Alliance (CFAA) and a company member at Big Idea Theatre (BIT). Locally, in theatre, she has performed at STC, BIT, MSTW, and KOLT. You may have seen or heard her on television and radio commercials, as well as feature and short films. She and her husband are Tiny Octopus Productions (TOP) where they have directed and produced an award winning documentary on home death care, a short film, and several award winning music videos. In 2022, Ruby became a published author and has written a fictional series under her pen name of Rhys Shaw. She narrated book one and will narrate the others soon. About SOS Ruby says, “Having a story read to me takes me back to my childhood where I was free to paint the pictures in my mind.” She hopes you will find your own pictures tonight as you listen to the stories read to you. Thank you to SOS Davis, and to you, the audience.
As a psychologist for over forty years, Alberta Nassi has listened to other people’s stories for most of her life. Now she writes a few of her own. Her work has appeared in Tablet Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, The London Reader and Conclave: A Journal of Character. Her essays have been short-listed for the New Letters Dorothy Cappon Prize in Essay, the New Millennium Writings Award in Nonfiction and the Tucson Festival of Books Nonfiction Prize. Last April, she was awarded the Brooklyn Prize for Nonfiction for 2022. She resides in Sacramento with her husband.
Victoria Goldblatt will read “Falling,” by Alberta Nassi. Victoria is an Actor, Playwright, and Director. She has been performing for over 20 years. In April, of this year, she wrote, directed and performed in the play Voices. She has done a variety of work from films, commercials, community theater, storytelling, voice overs for TV and radio, along with her show, Cabernet Night with Victoria and Friends. She was the former Casting Director for Stories on Stage in Sacramento, and was a member of the Steering Committee for the Playwrights Collaborative in Sacramento for over 7 years. Victoria is happy to be back performing at Davis, Stories on Stage once again!