What we believe and why we do this
Free Delivery is a team of creative professionals dedicated to the craft of storytelling and meaning-making. We believe in the creative powers of conflict and limitation, the restorative powers of connection and communication, and the growth powers of rising to the right occasion. We are honored to enable and witness transformation and mastery. We also just love a great show. We have a combined expertise in:
· Live event and immersive experience production
· The art and science of storytelling
· Creative writing and the expressive arts
· Scripted and improvisational performance
· Voice, breath and body work for performers
· Audio recording, editing and scoring
· Visual information design and presentation graphics
· Business identity and story
· Marketing and communications
· Qualitative research methodologies
· Nonprofit fund development
About the founders and principals
MINDY NETTIFEE is a seasoned creative writing, performance and event professional. She has curated literary events for the Smithsonian Project, the Getty Center, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; co-founded and directed the literary nonprofit Write Now; has produced and coordinated fundraising events for a dozen nonprofits, including Habitat for Humanity and Portland’s own Youth, Rights & Justice; and has taught writing and performance for more than a decade at colleges, universities and community organizations across the United States, including NYU, Boston University, and Lewis & Clark. She is a Co-Producer for the Back Fence PDX series and host for The Moth. She teaches the art and craft of storytelling and story production at Literary Arts.
She holds an MA in Depth Psychology and Somatic Studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute, where she specialized in understanding the continuum of the conscious mind, the unconscious mind and the body in the creative process. She is currently conducting her doctoral studies researching the role of story, embodied metaphor and the expressive arts in trauma recovery, and training as a somatic educator and trauma therapist.
She is an award-winning writer and performance poet, and BUST Magazine has called her work “the lingustic orgasm we’ve all been waiting for.” She is the author of two full-length collections of poetry, Sleepyhead Assassins (Moon Tide Press) and Rise of the Trust Fall (Write Bloody Press), and the collection of essays on writing Glitter In The Blood (Write Bloody Press), a Powell’s Indie Press Best Seller. She also co-edited the anthology of poetry for teenage girls, Courage. Her newest book, Open Your Mouth Like a Bell is forthcoming on Write Bloody in Spring 2018.
You can see her perform own work (sometimes poetry, sometimes psychedelic PowerPoint Presentations on the brain) at LOFI — a kick ass variety show in Portland, OR with a regular cast/guests where all the proceeds go to a community non-profit. Other performances and workshops are listed at her personal website, thecultofmindy.com.
Contact Mindy: mindy [at] freedelivery [dot] life.
B. Frayn Masters
B. FRAYN MASTERS decided at 5 that writing and performing was her thing. She convinced childhood kids to perform with her and held her first shows at the base of the railroad tie steps of the neighbors house and sold tickets out of that same (obvs. very supportive) neighbor lady’s red wagon. She is still is a performer, scriptwriter, storyteller and added making videos and doing voice over into the mix. She is the Creator, Executive Producer, and Host of the Back Fence PDX live storytelling series — and is also the PDX Producer for The Moth GrandSLAM. She was voted Best Storyteller/Spoken Word Artist for the 2015 Willamette Week’s Best Of issue. She is also a performer in and co-produces LOFI @ HIFI — a kick ass variety show with a regular cast/guests where all the proceeds go to a community non-profit — no railroad ties involved.
Masters was lucky enough to be a guest performer in w00stock 2.1, which starred the super funny Wil Wheaton, Adam Savage, and Paul & Storm. Samples of her literary leanings can be found in City of Weird, Airplane Reading, MonkeyBicycle 6, Hobart, and Mountain Man Dance Moves: The McSweeney’s Book of Lists. Oh, and, fun fact she has read the screenplays for the first three Twilight movies about 30 times each because she got to write 500 multiple choice questions for each movie for an app. She puts most of the monies in her bank account as a voice over artist and as an animation and commercial scriptwriter. She swoons for good stories.
Contact B. Frayn: b.frayn [at] freedelivery [dot] life.