THE SHORT STORY
I’m a Storyteller & Outreach Nerd from Los Angeles, currently a Write-at-Home-Mom in Orlando for cool reasons that require multiple NDAs to explain. I review fairy and myth re-tellings and generally write about being a book nerd at DwarfandGiant.com, a blog of The Last Bookstore. Besides copywriting and blogging for various companies, my current project is a re-telling of Hamlet from Horatio’s point-of- view and The Oresteia from Electra’s. I divide my personality into twitter accounts such as @CindyMarieJ, @FairyFolkMyth & @ParentingNerd.
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THE LONGER FORMAL BIO
Cindy regularly contributes to Dwarf+Giant, Better Lemons and soon, The Clyde Fitch Report. She has written for TCG NATIONAL CONFERENCE on AUDIENCE & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, Ms in the Biz, Bitter Lemons, LAFPI, ArtJob.org (Arts For LA), LA Stage Times, Atwater Village Now, The Inspired Classroom, Theatre @ Boston Court & The Comics Observer.
She served as Communications Director for 24th STreet Theatre (2012-2015), where she formalized Community building initiatives into all aspects of their Communications, including social media, internal policies and brand awareness.
Cindy was a 2013-14 Center Theatre Group Teaching Artist for the Online Content Student Ambassadors, facilitated a 6-month NEA Digital Collaborative through Theatre Bay Area & LA Stage Alliance and also served on the Steering Committee of Directors Lab West (2010-2014). In 2014 she created, curated and hosted The Lemon Lounge (later See It or Skip It LA, an online arts show dedicated to matchmaking Los Angeles folks with live art to enjoy. She was one of the arts advocates who created the #LAthtr hashtag in 2010 in an attempt to unify the Los Angeles theatre scene.
She curated arts shows on You Tube, experimenting with how G+ and YouTube can develop audiences. Cindy was a regular guest on The Crowd Crowd podcast, weekly at Turnstyle News (an NPR affiliate), co-hosted Web Series Watch, where she reviewed web series and interviewed Creators and Innovators. She has been a guest on LaLaLand Talk, In the Room, Angry Patrons, Bitter Lemons, Live & Digital Spill.
She has a lot of works-in-progress and is focusing on finishing them. Her awareness piece Voices From Chornobyl has been presented in both the US and the UK to raise money and knowledge of the nuclear accident (inspired by Svetlana Alexievich‘s interviews). Voices From Chornobyl Jr. premiered and won Best of 2011 Fringe, while Dragon Compact premiered as part of Moving Arts’ The Car Plays LA, Radar LA International Festival. She’s performed as a Storyteller in the Hollywood Fringe Festival tent, Santa Monica Rep’s 2011 Brecht Gala and Electric Lodge’s max10 series.
Previous community art installations/interactions shown at the 1st Annual Atwater Art Walk, Summer Nights on the Boulevard, The Barnsdall Gallery, The Courtyard Gallery, the Silver Lake Jubilee (2010 & 2011) and the Children’s Festival of the Arts in Hollywood.
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