Creative Team

Andrea Lovett

has been performing and teaching storytelling professionally since 1992. She is the recipient of The Brother Blue and Ruth Hill Award for recognition of her extraordinary commitment and efforts to promote storytelling. She is also the recipient of The Oracle Award from the National Storytelling Network for her outstanding contributions to storytelling. Lovett has been telling and presenting for audiences both nationally and internationally for over twenty-five years. Lovett was the first to create a workshop for personal short stories for performance in New England. She has been creating storytelling workshops since 2009 and with storyteller Meghann Perry, for vulnerable populations including Recovery Storytelling, for the last three years. Lovett is currently producing three Story Slam Series: South Shore Story Slams, South Coastal Story Slams, and Story Slams at Doyle's Cafe in Boston. She believes storytelling creates strong, healthy, and connected communities.

Meghann Perry

is a Certified Addiction Recovery Coach, actor, speaker, storyteller, and teaching artist. She teaches storytelling and theater workshops to adolescents and adults, is an award-winning storyteller, a frequent story slam winner in the Boston area, a two-time Moth Grand Slam finalist, and co-creator of Phoenix Tales Recovery Storytelling. She works with Improbable Players, a theater troupe who bring substance use prevention into schools through the performing arts. As a public speaker for social justice causes, her voice has been heard at countless venues, including Harvard Law School, Wellesley College, the Mass State House and a CBS News documentary. She has a degree in Theatre Education and loves sharing her passions with others in order to lift up voices and create community. Learn more at www.meghannperry.com