Christina Thyssen is a writer, story coach and teacher. She holds a Ph.D in American literature and teaches writing and literature at University at Albany. She also teaches writing to prison inmates. As a story coach, she works with both individual writers and organizations to guide them in shaping and telling their story. She is the co-founder and producer of On The Fly, a monthly Moth-style story slam in Hudson NY and is currently at work on a memoir about raising a special needs daughter.
Caitlin Langstaff is an actor, director, producer, story coach and teacher. She holds an M.F.A. in theatre and is a member of The Actors Studio and Actors Equity. She is co-artistic director of Tidal Theatre Company and Tsunami Sound Waves, producing original work for the stage and radio. She is co-producer and MC for the Outer capes only story slam, The Mosquito. She was a professor at Suffolk University for 11 years teaching all aspects of theatre.