Geoffrey Berwind is a story teller. His skill is well honed over
years of running a theatre in the Philadelphia suburbs called
Celebration Theatre. That catapulted him into becoming the director
of a story series called Historic Philadelphia, Inc. created under
Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell. It was a joint project with the
National Park Service that provided historically based stories for
people visiting Philadelphia’s historic sites.
"I didn't know what I was doing," Geoffrey confesses. But he
knew he was onto something when Governor Rendell put down his
Blackberry, told his aide to hush, and listened intently to
Geoffrey had everything riding on this moment. He’d closed
down his family business. He’d sold his house. He’d funded
Celebration Theatre and he desperately needed a break.
And hope was about to appear as Governor Rendell looked up
from his Blackberry, told his aide to be silent, and he simply sat,
mesmerized by Geoffrey’s story, That moment changed the
trajectory of Geoffrey’s life. He found his footing and mustered
the energy to move forward with a little help from his best friend
who told him: "I beleive in you. You're so talented. You can do
anything you want."
That moment of compassion was the turning point for Geoffrey. He
poured his energy into the historic series, not knowing what the
future might hold. But the future had an incredible ride planned
out for this business man turned story teller. Come listen in.