Dennis Boyne has led two lives for the past thirty years. On the corporate side, Dennis is a former District Manager for AT&T and is presently a consultant in computer applications for Legacy Solutions. He serves on the Public Policy for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. He is a former board member of Project of Easton, the Chamber’s Small Business Council and WDIY radio.
Dennis’ second life is one of show business and entertainment. He is the past artistic director of Philemon Productions in New Jersey and was part owner and Creative Consultant for New Jersey Public Theater in Cranford, NJ. He has acted, produced or directed over seventy productions and won the New York Daily News Drama Critic Award, New Jersey Edition, for his portrayal of Marat in the play Marat/Sade.
Dennis has written plays including Spirit, Christmas Eve, Advent and The Key to the Sword and Stone. He is presently in the process of writing his first children’s story called Jake at Church.
He was a member of the improv group Improvolution in New York and has studied Storytelling with John Flynn of Upright Citizens Brigade also in New York. He continues to work with improvisation groups as well as the Lehigh Valley Story Slam. He has also appeared in Scranton Story slam and West Chester Story slam as well as the story slams at the Gotham nightclub in New York. He has been a member of the Lehigh Valley Story Telling Guild for the past two years and has been a favorite featured storyteller at Story Cabaret. Dennis has won several awards for storytelling including the Slam in the Summit and the Scranton Story Slam award for best story. He will be competing for the Grand Slam award later this year.
Lately Dennis is the founder of the Lehigh Valley Story Slam, an association that presents true stories told by folks in monthly events. At one of the slams in Scranton, Dennis met Jim Breslin who is the founder of the West Chester Story Slam. Jim is a former producer with QVC. “He told a wonderful story that night and I decided to visit and perform at his slam in West Chester,” says Dennis. Since that time, Jim opened up two other Story Slams, one in Delco (Delaware County) and one in Lancaster.