Satori Shakoor is the Executive Producer for The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers® and Executive Director of TSRS, a Michigan 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. She is a storyteller, an artist, a social entrepreneur and a 2017 Kresge Literary Arts Fellow.
Satori received early recognition as a background singer/recording artist when she toured with George Clinton, Parliament/Funkadelic as one of the Brides of Funkenstein. She expanded her performance career to include actor, standup comedienne, and comedy writer for Canadian television, published short story writer and produced playwright with awards.
Satori was the catalyst and a founding member of the award-winning Obsidian Theatre Company in Toronto. Founded in 1999, Obsidian Theatre has become Canada’s leading culturally diverse theatre company.
In 2011, Satori began her professional career as a storyteller when she toured the country as a Moth main stage storyteller and host. One of her stories aired globally on The Moth Radio Hour on (NPR) to rave reviews. She currently hosts the Moth Story Slam in Ann Arbor and the Twisted Storytellers podcast produced by WDET Radio with a second season available on ITunes.
She was honored by I. Detroit, along with 100 other Detroiters who have moved the needle forward for the City (October 2018). In November 2018, Satori installed The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, Europe Edition in Utrecht, The Netherlands to address issues of racism. She has partnered with New Detroit in their Racial Healing and Genealogy Project 2019 as story director, coach and producer of culminating tri-city live performance.
Satori designs and facilitates storytelling workshops in the art and craft of storytelling in community for organizations, corporations and privately as a coach.