Kevin Allison makes people laugh. With his work on the legendary sketch comedy series The State on MTV and more, Kevin has created all kinds of comedy. In August of 2009, Kevin started the live show and podcast RISK!, where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public. Soon after, he began teaching true storytelling to businesspeople, stage performers and folks who just want to work on conversation skills. “I’ve worked with some of the best storytellers and teachers in New York, creating exercises that build on an individual’s skills at mapping out series of incidents, bringing scenes to life in vivid detail, and using your personality to make the telling of the tale engrossing. It’s so exciting to see how much everyone improves. I feel honored and grateful that I love this work so much.” Dawn J. Fraser is a humorist, storyteller, and national speaker based out of New York City. She is the Host and Producer of ‘Barbershop Stories’, which features storytellers performing true tales in a salon in Brooklyn. Dawn delivers speeches and workshops about the nature of stories to develop vision, identity, and leadership potential, and has worked as a storytelling instructor with The Moth’s Community Outreach Program. She has performed on storytelling shows nationwide and has been a featured performer along with Neil Gaiman on The Unchained Tour. She loves being both a twin and a Trinidadian.