Modern Event

In 2023, Campfire Stories returns to the Modern Bar for a seventh season! Join us in the courtyard for the first show on May 15 from 7-9 p.m.

Featured Artists

Jodeen Revere, Lily Yasuda, Heidi Kraay


Jodeen is a long time Boise resident, actor and self-absorbed story teller. As an actor she has worked with BCT, Migration Theory and Alley Rep. She has shared her readings at Ming Studio as well as contributed to their audio recordings My On Mondays. Her one woman show The Persistent Guest, had its start as a reading at Ming in 2019. During the Covid times she received a CCC grant and wrote a piece called Groundhog Day 2020, which she read live in the Idaho Botanical Gardens as part of Story Story’s Bloom Series. In October of 2022 The Persistent Guest, which she wrote and starred in, had its world premiere as a full blown production at BCT. An unplugged stripped down version of the show will be having a four day run at The Spot in Ketchum during The Sun Valley Wellness Festival in May. She looks forward to taking the show to more venues across the country as well as possibly writing a new one.


Lily is a Japanese American writer and filmmaker from Boise, ID. She has spent the last five years working in nonprofit arts management, and currently chairs Boise Contemporary Theater’s BIPOC Playwright’s Festival. She previously served as the Festival Manager for Slamdance Film Festival, where she oversaw the screenplay competition and film festival. She wrote, produced and starred in the micro-budget feature film LIKE LOVE, and made her directorial debut in 2021 with the narrative short NICE GUY. She wears many hats, and is deeply passionate about supporting new and emerging artists from marginalized communities.


Heidi Kraay examines the link between brain and body, seeking empathy with fractured characters. Her work pulls myth, metaphor and monsters together to discover connections across difference. Plays include Ark, Unwind: Hindsight is 2020, see in the dark, How to Hide Your Monster, New Eden and Kilgore, as well as co-devised projects, one-acts, plays for young audiences and shorts. Heidi’s work has been presented in Boise, regionally, in NYC and internationally, most recently through Story Forward, Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Climate Change Theatre Action, MING Studios and Boise Contemporary Theater. Recent dramatic publications are available through Smith & Kraus and Applause. A memoir-adjacent book of essays in the ancient century form, 12 Lifetimes: A Century Cycle, is forthcoming through Modern Mythographer. With Boise musician Thomas Paul, Heidi recently released a poetry chapbook album of poem-songs called Drown to Resurface. Heidi holds an MFA in Creative Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Arts from California Institute of Integral Studies and is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America.