Kent Whipple (Ensemble)

Kent has served asd  the Marketing and Development Director at Unexpected Productions since 2012. He is from Santa Fe, NM and studied Arts. Adminstration at the College fo Santa Fe. 

Kent is an active member of the Seattle’ Market the Arts Task Force and part of Yelp’s Coast-to-Coast Community which is a group of business owners and managers who work together to find ways to use Yelp. 

Kent has performed in shows throughout the PNW. He was the winner of October 2016’s The Moth StorySLAM and participated in the June 2017 The Moth GrandSLAM. He is the host of Inside Story, a storytelling show at Unexpected Productions every 2nd Sunday of the month. He is a regular at Fresh Ground Stories, Bawdy Storytelling, Do Tell: Humorous Storytelling, the Gay Uncle Time and many storytelling events around the PNW.

He works nationally with Yelp Inc., teaching business owners how to tell their stories. He was featured on a webinar about storytelling strategies for business on Yelp’s national blog on 3/17. He has been featured on several podcasts, including WellAttended and The Pre-Accident Podcast where he discussed the use of storytelling techniques to improve and develop business. He helps organize and facilitate weekend storytelling workshops for stand-up comedians in the PNW.

Kent is a dynamic writer/storyteller with insightful humor, an engaging presentation & warm style. He weaves events from his own life and observations into hilarious and touching stories.  He has mentored with Natalie Goldberg author of Writing Down the Bones, and studied with Larry Rosen: The Moth, Joan Logghe – Poet Laureate of New Mexico, Ron Reid: Stand-Up Comedy, Matt Smith: Improv for Writers, and Randy Dixon: Improv for Writing.


First Performance Date:
     Wednesday, April 18, 2012

     July 0

     Albuquerque, NM