Winds of Change
Thu. Mar 30 , 2023 7:30PM Buy Tickets
Honoring the tradition of oral storytelling in a modern context, Untold Stories showcases six storytellers in quarterly thematic story evenings featuring personal and transformative tales deeply wedded to the place we inhabit told by a diverse range of voices, both natives and residents of Northeast Florida.
The speakers and musical act for Untold Stories - Winds of Change are:
- Dr. Patti Peeples
- Ari Pinto
- Nikesha Williams
- Catalina Selvagn
- Louis Betancourt
- Musical Guest - Grant Nielsen
Untold Stories is a project of the nonprofit Florida Theatre. The 2022-2023 season of Untold Stories is curated by Artistic Director Barbara Colaciello of BABS'LAB and made possible by a generous contribution from the Wolfburg Family.
Purchase tickets to all four (4) shows in the series and receive a 25% discount!
There will be four performances a year of Untold Stories. The dates and themes for the next four editions are:
- Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 7:30 pm - Building Bridges
- Thursday, January 12, 2023, at 7:30 pm - Lightning Strikes
- Thursday, March 30, 2023, at 7:30 pm - Winds of Change
- Thursday, June 8, 2023, at 7:30 pm - Fork in the Road
Additional Ticket Information
Members of the Florida Theatre starting at the Ensemble Level, order tickets now by emailing email@example.com or calling 904-355-2787 by 12pm on Wednesday, Sep. 14.
Opening Act and E-Club members use the code word to purchase tickets at 10AM on Thursday, Sep. 15.
General Public tickets on sale at 10AM on Friday, Sep. 16.
Aristide “Ari” Pinto is an Italian-American artist born in London in 1999. He moved with his family from New York City to Italy as a three-year-old. At the age of 15 he returned to the states to Jacksonville, FL where he currently resides. Ari graduated from Stanton Prep and Florida State University majoring in Italian Literature and Hospitality. With his own artistic and culinary projects, and hands-on support of local artists, and community events and festivals, Ari is very committed to Jacksonville’s emergence as an influential center of art, food and culture.
Catalina is a community-driven marketing professional and multimedia personality who has lived in Jacksonville for over 25 years and calls Historic Springfield home. With over eight years of experience as a seasoned on-air broadcaster and former host for iHeartRadio, she's a proud Latina who believes in cutting through the small talk to truly connect with others—preferably through pop culture, music, and food.
By day, she works as an account manager for Belief Agency, where she cultivates and strengthens client relationships, helping tell stories based only on truth. She’s also on the board of directors for Stronger Than Stigma, a local nonprofit with a mission to empower, inspire, and support those struggling with mental health issues, and serves on the advisory board for Each is Every, a career-elevating startup connecting professional women and nonbinary individuals around the world.
Dr. Patti Peeples
Dr. Patti Peeples is a Mississippi native who’s wrangled a few stories about surviving life in her large family comprised of entertaining and strange eccentrics. She’s an internationally known health economist and entrepreneur and serves on multiple Boards advising start-up companies. Patti, mostly retired from a real job, spends her days hiking in Europe or closer to her home in Historic Springfield, where she revels that there’s no homeowners association to keep her in line.
I am Greens.
I was raised in Jacksonville, Duval to be exact.
I went to William M Raines high school.
Discovering, learning and creating art is what fuels me to get out of bed every day. It's my purpose, it's my sanity, it's soul food. I'm a part of the movement LAVUD which is a multimedia collective group of Duval based artists.
I find joy in expressing myself through any medium I resonate with whether it be writing playing music, skateboarding, or designing clothes.
Nikesha Elise Williams is a two-time Emmy award-winning producer, an award-winning author, and producer and host of the Black & Published podcast. Her latest book, Mardi Gras Indians, was published by LSU Press in October 2022. A Chicago native, Nikesha is a columnist with JAX Today. Her work has also appeared in The Washington Post, ESSENCE, and VOX. She lives in Florida with her family, working on her next novel.
Louis Betancourt is an artist and educator who grew up in Jacksonville, FL. While at Florida State University, Louis studied fine art, English literature, and trained in the FSU circus. Recently, his artwork was featured in The Library Macabre: Visions of Literary Fright exhibit at the Karpeles Manuscript Museum. Folklore and urban legends inspire much of his art and stories, but he is a firm believer in getting out in the field and discovering your story. He currently teaches Creative Writing and Speech/Debate to students in middle school and high school.
Musical Guest - Grant Nielsen
Grant is an award-winning designer, an acclaimed musician, entertainer, producer, and recent author of his first fiction novel. Professionally, he is the co-founder and creative director of Nuera Marketing, located in the heart of San Marco. Though there is little within the creative realm that he has yet to dabble in, he considers himself, first and foremost, a storyteller, whether that be spoken word or song. He has lived in Jacksonville since 1985 and takes great pride in being a voice in the creative chorus of the region.