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Meet RISK Storyteller, Olga!


Name: Olga Schmutz
Age: Doesn’t matter
Location: Philadelphia

Q: What’s the “riskiest” thing you’ve ever done in public? (Besides performing in RISK?…)

A: I peed while seated on a park bench talking to a couple friends at dusk in Center City, Philadelphia in Rittenhouse. How? I lifted my dress pulled my thong to the side & let it out… NO one ever noticed a thing, Except for my friend sitting next to me wondering ‘What is that sound?’ 🙂

Q: RISK is all about bold, fierce, and uncensored storytelling. Where is the last place you would be caught dead telling the tale you’re going to perform on 4/11 at Underground Arts and why?

A: At an Elementary school. I would tell the story anywhere except in front of children. Bless them.

Q: Who is your performer/storytelling idol and why?

A: George Carlin. Absolute genius!

Q: FPA’s mission is to transform the drama of real life into memoir and documentary art. What would chapter 6 of your memoir be called? 

A: “Boarding School with Spanish Catholic Nuns” OR “Spanish Boarding School & Catholic Nuns”

Q: What makes you a good storyteller?

A: I enjoy telling real stories. I get really into it recreating the story making it come “alive” with vivid details, sounds and gestures so that the audience can not only imagine it but “feel” the story.

See Olga perform in RISK! led by Kevin Allison of MTV’s The State on 4/11 at Underground Arts. Tix on sale here. For a limited time: Get your tix to RISK! + Grand Slam and SAVE! More info/buy here.

Upcoming Events
  • StorySlam: Windfall
  • Date: August 27, 2019
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Venue: CSZ Philadelphia
  • Location: 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107