Leadership

The Storyscope Project

Jennifer Linde, Co-Founder

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Jennifer has designed and taught performance studies courses relating to communication and creativity, oral interpretation of literature, performance of sexuality, performance theory, civil communication, and methods for adapting traditional scholarship to the stage. In her position as artistic director of the venue The Empty Space, Linde serves as advisor, script consultant and director to performances presented by faculty, undergraduate and graduate students. She has participated in the design and development of Civil Dialogue, a format designed to foster civil communication when discussing controversial topics. Linde uses Civil Dialogue as a teaching tool in performance studies classes and has facilitated Civil Dialogue events since 2004. Linde is the director of online learning for the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University.

John Genette, Co-Founder

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John is a guest lecturer and honorary Research Fellow for the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University. With Jennifer Linde and Clark Olson, he co-developed Civil Dialogue and co-founded the nonprofit Institute for Civil Dialogue. He has performed frequently at The Empty Space, in original shows as well as The Encyclopedia Show AZ. John is active in the Arizona storytelling community, president of Black Mountain Communications Inc., and a PhD candidate at The Wisdom School of Ubiquity University.