Better Said Than Done Storytelling

Better Said Than Done presents

Wild West Storytelling: Stories of New Frontiers, Going Crazy, and the Wild West

With storytellers JR Denson, Jenn Kamara, Carol Moore, Miriam Nadel, Sarah Snyder, and Sufian Zhemukhov, and rootin, tootin emcee Jessica Robinson.

Better Said Than Done produces spoken word storytelling shows. Storytellers perform true, personal stories on theme.

In Wild West Storytelling, stories will range from the terrifying to the hilarious, from edifying to unbelievable. Our storytellers will take you on a wild adventure, bringing the audience along with them on their own Wild West adventures.

Performance will be held on

Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 7:00pm

Doors will open at 6:30pm.

StageCoach Theatre, 20937 Ashburn Road, Suites 115 and 120, Ashburn, VA 20147

Admission: $15 + $3 service fee per person. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Snacks and beverages are available for separate purchase for consumption in the theater.

The Storytellers

Better Said Than Done Founder Jessica Robinson has performed at the International Storytelling Festival, on PBS’ “Stories from the Stage,” for the Queens Theater, Six Feet Apart Productions, First Person Arts Festival, Mostly True Things, The Story Space, at 2 National Storytelling Network Conferences, and the Forest Storytelling Festival. She’s shared stories on the Bonkers Brit, Full Spirals, and Funny Parents Podcasts. Jessica was featured at the Stone Soup, the Washington Folk, the Allegheny, the Florida, and the Hampton Storytelling Festivals, and was presented the 2023 ORACLE Award by the NSN.

JR Denson, a native Washingtonian, is a health policy advisor and educator. He has worked as a legislative fellow in the House of Representatives, a public health official for the local DC government, and an emergency medical technician (EMT) in several medical facilities. JR received his bachelor’s in linguistics from the University of Florida and his master’s in public health from American University.

Jenn Kamara is a policy analyst by day and an absurdity magnet by night. She has performed on the stages of Story District and Risk! with stories that include the Worst Job and the Worst Date. Originally hailing from Long Island, Jenn struggles with pronouncing words like “coffee” and “water.” She earned her MPP from Pepperdine University and her BA in Africana Studies from Cornell University.

Carol Moore is a storyteller and public speaking coach. She has presented at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the International Storytelling Festival, served as a speaker coach for TED speakers through TEDxTysons, and won the title of Moth StorySLAM Champion. She’s competed in public speaking competitions with Toastmasters International and is a member of both the NSN and the National Communication Association.

Miriam Nadel is a blogger, puzzler, traveler, and craftswoman, as well as the Virginia state liaison to the National Storytelling Network.  She has told personal stories, folk tales, and original fairy tales at venues ranging from the Washington Folk Festival to a Hollywood Art Gallery.  All of the stories she tells are true, whether or not they happened that way.

Sarah Snyder is the author of 4 books and storyteller, who got her live storytelling start with Better Said Than Done. She blogs about self-care and retreating. Sarah blogs about self-care and self-renewal.

Sufian Zhemukhov is an award-winning author and performer. An international affairs scholar by day, Sufian served as the 2023 Teller in Residence at the International Storytelling Center and received the 2020 JJ Reneaux Emerging Artist Award from the National Storytelling Network. His academic research won the 2019 Best Book Award from the International Studies Association. Sufian’s stories are based on his personal experience as a first-generation immigrant and political analyst, which might be funnier than it sounds.