Humorist, Storyteller, and Musician Andy Irwin will perform at East Georgia State College on Tuesday, November 4, at 11 a.m., in the auditorium of the Luck Flanders Gambrell Center. Sponsored by the EGSC Vision Series, a privately funded initiative that seeks to bring programs of cultural and intellectual enrichment to East Georgia State College and its constituency, the performance is free and open to the community.
With a silly putty voice, hilarious heart-filled stories, and amazing mouth noises (arguably, the greatest whistler in the world) one-person-showman, Andy Offutt Irwin is equal parts mischievous schoolboy and the Marx Brothers, peppered with a touch of the Southern balladeer. One of the most sought after performing storytellers in the United States, Andy is especially known for relating the adventures of his eighty-five-year-old-widowed-newly-minted-physician-aunt, Marguerite Van Camp, a woman who avoids curmudgeonship by keeping her finger on the pulse of the changing world around her, and herself (the latter, figuratively and literally speaking). Marguerite steps lively through this existence, loving as many people as she can.
October of 2012 marked Andy’s fifth year as a Featured Teller at the National Storytelling Festival, and the summer of 2013 Andy appeared for the eighth time as Teller in Residence at International Storytelling Center. Among other gigs, Andy has been a guest artist at La Guardia High School of Art, Music, and Performing Arts in New York (The “FAME!” School); he has been a Keynote Speaker/Performer at the Library of Congress - Virburnum Foundation Conference on Family Literacy; a guest writer/performer with the Georgia Tech Glee Club; and a guest composer with the Amherst College Men’s Double Quartet.
Andy has held a few almost-real-jobs that include: Artist-In-Residence in Theatre at Emory University’s Oxford College from 1991 to 2007. (He continues serving at Oxford from time-to-time as Artist-in-Just-Passing-Through). A very long time ago Andy spent five years as a performer, writer, and director for SAK Theatre at Walt Disney World.
Andy is the recipient of many awards, but he is tickled as can be to have received the Oracle 2013 Circle of Excellence from the National Storytelling Network.