Storyteller Doug Motel Returns to Ojai!

The New York Post has compared him to superstar Lily Tomlin, saying storyteller/actor/writer Doug Motel “is one of those rare comedians who creates and becomes totally original characters.” His work has been seen all around the globe, but on January 28th, Motel returns to the stage here in Ojai.

“Amuse-bouche – Morsels from the Mind of Storyteller Doug Motel” is an evening of stories selected from his original plays, books and essays – a new incarnation of Motel’s work that he’s excited to present to friends in the Ojai Valley.

Performance is at 8PM on Saturday, January 28th at Kim Maxwell Studio, 226 West Ojai Avenue, #102 Ojai, CA. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Advance tickets available at:

Additionally, Doug will be leading a fun, inspiring workshop entitled “Playing the Game of 2017” on Sunday, January 29th, 2017 at 4:00 PM. This personal growth event will focus on imagining and creating the year of your dreams. Ticket price is only $15 if you book in advance and $20 at the door.


Doug Motel (Writer/Performer) was born and raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Throughout the 1980’s Doug performed his unique brand of thought-provoking humor in virtually all of New York’s comedy clubs and in funky downtown spaces.

Mr. Motel is the author of several solo plays including MICK IN AMERICA, MIND SALAD (L.A. Weekly award nomination for writing and performing) and SHIVA ARMS (winner L.A. Weekly award for writing and performing and winner Theatre LA Ovation award for Best Writing of a World Premier play) and StarDUST (Adventures in Consciousness). All either presented or developed previously in Ojai by Kim Maxwell.

Doug Motel is the author of the nonfiction book “Toddler Wisdom – 5 Powerful Things You Can Learn from Watching 2-Year Olds” and the creator of the personal growth workshop “Playing the Game of Life” which has been presented to thousands of people all across the country for more than 20 years.

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