Contact Us

Use the form on the right to contact us.

You can edit the text in this area, and change where the contact form on the right submits to, by entering edit mode using the modes on the bottom right. 

109 Concord Rd
Acton, MA, 01720

Upcoming Events

Bookmark this page to stay up to date with our music, storytelling, and comedy schedule; sign up for our eblast; and “like” our Facebook page.

Fugitive Stories at Kickstand Cafe, Arlington
Aug
23
7:30 PM19:30

Fugitive Stories at Kickstand Cafe, Arlington

Fugitive Stories continues its special brand of non-competitive storytelling at Kickstand Cafe in Arlington. We bring Moth and Massmouth winners, along with others from the local community, to share their stories. Do you want to tell your story on our theme? Sign up Kickstand or fill out our form online. We'll get back to you to let you know if you're in. We also invite audience members who are interested in telling a five- to sex-minute story on our theme to drop their name in a hat. If chosen, they’ll tell their tale.

August Theme: “Time Out”
Don't you just need a break sometimes? Do you know when to stop for a moment in the middle of an argument? What do you do for fun? When was the last time someone tickled you so long and hard that it hurt?

Featured Tellers

Rose Saia
Rose won two Moth StorySLAMs and two Massmouth Story Slams in 2016, her first year as a storyteller. She has been a featured teller at WGBH, The Life is Good Kids Foundation, and The International Institute of Boston. She placed third in Boston’s 2017 Moth Grand Slam. She teaches “True Stories Told Live” workshops As a newcomer to the craft, Rose gets energized finding that common bond with an audience, but practices relaxation breathing to stop shaking before every event. Rose was one of the co-founders of Fugitive Stories.

Brendyn Schneider
Professional storyspinner, published writer, performance instructor, host, and TedX Coach, Brendyn is a Boston-based storyteller who’s been featured at WGBH Studios, Emerson College, Coolidge Corner Theater, Somerville Theatre, and other action-packed venues across New England. He is a Moth StorySLAM winner, a winner of multiple Massmouth regional and semifinal slams, as well as a three-time finalist for Massmouth’s annual “BigMouthOff” show. He’s also been featured as performer and host at Northeast Storytelling’s annual conference, “Sharing the Fire” and he recently moderated a panel of master storytellers at Juilliard in New York City. A Fugitive Stories veteran, Brendyn takes his audiences on story-trips of wit through the follies of growing up and the everyday slog.

Sara Sweet Rabidoux-Kelsey
Sara grew up on Cape Cod and has lived in Boston for nearly 20 years. Sara has an MFA in Choreography and Dance History from Smith College and was the Founder and Artistic Director of hoi polloi, a modern dance company based in Central Square for many years. She is a former member of Ryan Landry's Gold Dust Orphans and a founding member of Heloise and the Savoir Faire. Sara is a Moth GrandSlam champion and she is currently working on her first Moth MainStage production. She is co-founder of Blind Tiger Tellers and honored to be a featured teller with Fugitive Stories.

$10/online • $12/door
Purchase your tickets here.
Doors open at 7pm. Storytelling starts at 7:30pm.

The cafe will be serving before the event and during the break.
Learn more about Kickstand Cafe.

Do you want to be a scheduled community teller in Arlington or another location? Fill out our form here.

Watch Fugitive Stories online

Introductory Fugitive Stories Video
Fugitive Stories YouTube Channel
Fugitive Stories at Amazing Things, February 2017. Watch the full hour-and-a quarter-long event, or fast forward to the stories that interest you.

View Event →
Lori Zuroff & The Four Alices
Sep
12
7:30 PM19:30

Lori Zuroff & The Four Alices

Lori is a blues, rock, and jazz singer known for her sultry, smoky, and swinging take on classics from the American songbook. She’s joined by the Four Alices, an emerging quartet of established Boston-area musicians: Diane Heffner on sax, clarinet, and chalumeau; Diana Mascari on keys; Tal Shalom-Kobi on upright bass and accordion; and Michelle Hirsch on percussion.

Doors open at 7pm
$10/online • $13/door

Order your tickets here.

ABOUT ORANGE DOOR

This is the first of our seven Wednesday night fall series "Fugitive at the Door" at Orange Door Kitchen in West Acton where we present “listening” music — one to a few performers playing jazz, folk, bluegrass, blues, classical, world music — and more.

Orange Door owners Meredith and Chris Powell have created a lovely, inviting, and intimate setting in the space that was formerly Savory Lane and The Local Table. It is totally transformed. It feels like a comfy living room/kitchen. And they are very welcoming hosts.

Chris and Meredith will be serving a few small plates and snacks each evening and providing a full bar including some excellent wine offerings.

Orange Door is a no cash, no tipping venue — all transactions are digital and gratuities are included in the menu price.

View Event →
Storytelling by the Campfire | Lincoln
Sep
14
7:30 PM19:30

Storytelling by the Campfire | Lincoln

RAIN OR SHINE: Weather-permitting, we'll be sitting around the campfire. Otherwise, we'll be cozy and dry in the barn. Come early, if you can, and bring a picnic!

Join us around the Farrington campfire as experienced, competitive storytellers, in a "Moth-like" format, share their 5- to 6-minute true tales on the evening's theme, "Rooted" Several Farrington community folks will also share their stories and we'll leave room for a new storyteller (picked from a hat) who wants to try it out that night. The theme will mean different things to different tellers, but clearly, it is appropriate for both the time of year and the work of Farrington. With each visit spending time in nature, we hope to provide an experience that creates long-term roots with nature and personal growth for the children from low-income urban communities who visit Farrington Nature Linc.

Storytelling is a powerful tradition, conveying experiences, emotions, and knowledge across cultures. Fugitive Stories, Farrington’s partner for this event, brings “true stories told live” regularly to  Acton, Arlington, and Concord. Their Moth- and Massmouth-winning featured tellers captivate audiences and are some of the best in the region.

The evening’s featured tellers:

Janelle Codianni
Janelle is a writer, performer, story coach, and the owner of High Maintenance, her handy-woman business. She co-produces Harpy, a storytelling show in Somerville that features the voices of women and femmes. When she isn’t doing these things, she’s remodeling her vintage camper, powerlifting, or attempting to casually talk to her two daughters about consent.

Amanda Goodwin
Amanda has always found great joy in connecting and caring for those around her, which is why it came as no surprise when she built a career in helping leading New England nonprofits raise funds and awareness for their causes. Currently, at The Life is Good Kids Foundation (LiGKF), Amanda shares the many stories of the Foundation’s life-changing social work. Amanda has also served as the Director of On-Air Fundraising and Marketing at the WGBH Educational Foundation — managing live and pre-produced fundraisers. When Amanda isn’t steeped in the stories of non-profits, she’s busy crafting and sharing stories of her own. She’s a published short story author, a Moth StorySLAM winner, a gratitude blogger, and the co-founder of Blind Tiger Tellers.

Katie Liesener
Katie Liesener is a co-coordinator for Massmouth. As a storyteller, she’s performed in over 80 shows across eight states. She’s also a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and other publications. Katie was the 2016 Massmouth “Big Mouth-Off” champion.

Aaron Wolfe
Aaron Wolfe is a filmmaker, a Moth GrandSLAM winning storyteller, and occasional host of the Moth StorySLAMS in Boston. His films have been featured at Sundance Film Festival, the New York Times, and his film “Record/Play” was shortlisted for an Oscar. Aaron is the host and producer of the podcast “First Time, Long Time” where he tells stories about sports for people who may not like sports.

$12/online • $15/door • Storytelling starts at 7:30pm
Arrive as early as 6:30pm. Bring a picnic, if you like.
Order your online tickets here.

View Event →
The Love Dogs
Sep
15
8:00 PM20:00

The Love Dogs

Take a red-hot horn—down and dirty. Add liberal amounts of barrelhouse boogie-woogie piano and stinging Fender guitar. Pour over a funky and swinging rhythm section that Blues Review magazine called “the best in the business,” and top it all off with a crazy and charismatic front man with one of the biggest blues voices around. Season with a few years on the road, tearing up juke joints, festivals, and concert halls across the U.S. and Canada and on both sides of the Atlantic. Sound tasty? It’s a recipe for music and mayhem, for intensity and irreverence; it’s THE LOVE DOGS.

The Dogs combine elements of jump blues, New Orleans R&B and early rock ‘n’ roll into their own powerhouse sound. “It’s important to us to have fun, and sometimes even we don’t know what we’re gonna do next,” says lead vocalist and chief songwriter Eddie “Duato” Scheer. “We have a lot of humor in our music, and we love to surprise each other and make each other laugh.

“We’re all lifetime fans of blues, jazz, and R&B, and we have a real reverence for the music. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” The band’s lineup consists of Scheer, Alizon Lissance (keyboards, vocals), Myanna (alto/tenor sax, vocals), Glenn Shambroom (guitar, baritone sax), Randy Bramwell (bass, vocals), and Steve Brown (drums, vocals).

Blues Review notes: “If there was a Superbowl for crowd pleasing rhythm & blues, a photo of The Love Dogs would be on every Wheaties box in America.” Scheer sums it up by saying, “If this band doesn’t put a smile on your face, check your pulse because you just might be dead!”

Doors open at 7:30pm
$15/online • $18/door
Order your tickets online now.

View Event →
Fugitive Comedy Night
Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

Fugitive Comedy Night

Doors open at 7:30pm
$12/online • $15/door

Purchase your online tickets.

Bar provided by True West.
Parking map

Fall 2018 Comedy Series
•  Friday, September 21
•  Friday, October 19
•  Friday, November 18

In 2017 Fugitive Productions began “Fugitive Comedy Night” in West Acton. The curator and host through spring 2018 was Wes Hazard — a 2017 New England Emmy Award winner recognized as an Outstanding Program Host/Moderator and host of WGBH-TV's "Stories from the Stage.”

NEW SEASON, NEW HOST!

We wish Wes Hazard a fond farewell as he sets sail for the Big Apple this fall! In his place is an equally engaging, fun-loving, and funny guy — Mike Dorval. After a mere three months of performing, Mike won the NH Comedy Festival, defeating some of New England’s most established comics and he quickly climbed the comedic ranks to become one of the youngest headliners in Boston history. He’s been praised by the Boston Globe as “One of Boston’s Best." Mike has been featured on Comedy Central’s Laugh Riots, starred in numerous TV commercials, and toured overseas for the USO. His album “We Need To Talk” documents his distinctive worldview and performance chops. He has served as Comic In Residence at The Comedy Studio and is a favorite of the Boston Comedy Festival. He’s written and performed several one man shows which have had runs at the Charles Playhouse and Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater.

We will continue to select a lineup of  the best and brightest comics working in the Boston area and nationally. The comedians who have joined us have appeared on Comedy Central, Late Night with Stephen Colbert, The TV Guide Channel, Comedy Bang! Bang! Live! Podcast, NPR’s Commonwealth Journal, Lifetime’s Girls Night Out and have opened for numerous well-known comedians. Our audiences have, frankly, been surprised by the level of talent we’ve brought to the ‘burbs.

SEPTEMBER'S HEADLINER

Live, from New York, it's Carmen Lagala!! New York-based comedian Carmen Lagala, who made her network television debut this July on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (watch it here), is making the trip to our little hamlet to entertain us.

Originally from Vermont, Carmen endears audiences with her playful voice and anecdotes on everything from the beauty industry to the death of a Facebook friend. She opens regularly for Hari Kondabolu at comedy clubs and theaters all over the country and was featured in the prestigious Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the Women in Comedy Festival, and the Green Mountain Comedy Festival in her home state.

FEATURING

Jennie Sutton is a writer/comedian from New Jersey. She is a writer for the TruTV series “Paid Off.” She's written for “The Late Show with David Letterman,” Comedy Central and MTV. Jennie has appeared in the New York Comedy Festival, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The DC Comedy Festival and The Women in Comedy Festival. Her sketch team Dollar Pizza has been featured on Huffington Post, Funny or Die, MSN, College Humor and the LA Times. She's also a writer/performer for "All Female Reboot" and can be seen doing parodies of films if they had all women in them at The Tank every month. When Jennie isn't speaking in the third person she's perfecting the last sentence of her bio.

Katie Qué has been creating a solid fan-base in Greater Boston for years. Sarcastic yet vulnerable, she veils her feminist agenda behind up-speak and vocal fry. She was a featured performer in the Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival, The Women In Comedy Festival, and is a co-producer for the Mendoza Line Comedy Show, every Saturday night in the heart of Boston.

View Event →
Kemp Harris & Friends
Sep
26
7:30 PM19:30

Kemp Harris & Friends

Kemp Harris is a composer, musician, children’s author, actor, and teacher. Born in North Carolina, Kemp taught himself piano and was writing songs at age 14.

This summer his band was the featured act at Beat Brasserie in Harvard Square, sponsored by AirBNB. It was a captivating, soulful display of what Kemp does best — completely engage his audience from his first note to the last.

As a musician and composer, Kemp has shared the stage with Taj Mahal, Gil Scott-Heron, and blues artist, Koko Taylor. He wrote and performed “If Loneliness Was Black” for The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Complexions. He has also composed for Phase One Contemporary Dance in Atlanta.

Kemp’s CD, “Sometimes In Bad Weather,” has been called a "thoughtful tapestry exploring the intersection of American roots music, jazz, and African folk influences." Kemp’s second CD, “Edenton,” is a blues inspired journey, featuring the Holmes Brothers providing additional vocals.

Kemp also composed the ending credits soundtrack for “An Unreasonable Man,” a documentary about the life and career of Ralph Nader. The song “Stand Up, Rise Up” is the theme for Ralph Nader’s weekly talk show.

Doors open at 7pm
$10/online • $13/door

Order your tickets here.

ABOUT ORANGE DOOR

This is the second of our seven Wednesday night fall series "Fugitive at the Door" at Orange Door Kitchen in West Acton where we present “listening” music — one to a few performers playing jazz, folk, bluegrass, blues, classical, world music — and more.

Orange Door owners Meredith and Chris Powell have created a lovely, inviting, and intimate setting in the space that was formerly Savory Lane and The Local Table. It is totally transformed. It feels like a comfy living room/kitchen. And they are very welcoming hosts.

Chris and Meredith will be serving a few small plates and snacks each evening and providing a full bar including some excellent wine offerings.

Orange Door is a no cash, no tipping venue — all transactions are digital and gratuities are included in the menu price.

View Event →
The Response in Maynard
Sep
29
8:00 PM20:00

The Response in Maynard

Modern retro rock

The band’s unusual instrumentation, timbres, and diverse musicality offer up a sonic journey for the ears that weave and wander through the styles of progressive atmospheric rock, rock/blues, improv, and world influences. With a nod to the classic era of the 70’s and a sound that is both new and yet familiar, they spin crafted lyrical tales that explore such diverse topics as environmental concerns, international conflict, interpersonal human relationships — and one story of an aging dog sitting on a porch.

The core of the band¹s music germinates through Jic Davis and the hypnotic sound of his “batar” (an electric guitar/bass hybrid instrument). Using a combination of tapping and strumming techniques, this instrument weaves a web of root-rumbling lows and sparkling highs. Vocalist Emilie Faucher fronts the band with authenticity, powerful poetic lyrics, and a magnetic open-hearted energy. Mac Ritchey brings an unusual instrument to the mix, the electric oud. This modern imagining of the ancient Arabic lute is routed through guitar pedals, effects, and a looping device, creating synthesizer-like textures and sonic atmospheres. Percussionist Jon Golden anchors the quintet with a rock steady groove and stylistic versatility, while guitarist George Middleton¹s melodic playing and colorful support are a perfect match for this song-driven ensemble.

When The Response performs, the audience can immediately feel their kinship emanating from the stage, a ­ truly infectious joy that gets you on your feet dancing.

Doors open at 7:30pm
$15/online • $18/door
Order your tickets online.
Full bar.

View Event →