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109 Concord Rd
Acton, MA, 01720

Fugitive Stories at Concord Art

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Fugitive Stories at Concord Art

  • Concord Center for the Visual Arts 37 Lexington Road Concord, MA 01742 USA (map)

Fugitive Stories is pleased to be returning to Concord Art this May.

Concord Center for the Visual Arts was founded nearly a century ago by Elizabeth Wentworth Roberts, a well-known American Impressionist painter and philanthropist whose original mission stands today.

For those of you unfamiliar with Concord Art, they offer:

  • free admission to their four galleries

  • classes and workshops

  • international and regional art tours, art-making trips, and collection tours

  • art demonstrations, films, and curator and artist talks

  • intimate sculpture garden behind the 18th century John Ball House, featuring installations, a waterfall, and lush plantings and stonework

Fugitive Stories brings the craft of true stories told live to suburban audiences (Acton, Arlington, Concord, Framingham, Lincoln). Fugitive brings featured storytellers to tell a true tale alongside people just like you who may never have told a story on a stage but are inspired by one of our themes. Fugitive’s featured tellers captivate our audiences — they are some of the best in the country. Most are Moth StorySLAM winners and many are GrandSLAM champions. We also invite audience members who are interested in telling a five- to six-minute story on our theme to drop their name in our hat — we pull a name or two after intermission. Each night is unique and they never fail to entertain.

Our theme for the evening is “Emerging.” Our stellar featured tellers are:

Norah Dooley
Norah is a storyteller, critically acclaimed children’s author, and educator who performs in schools, libraries, festivals and conferences, and specializes in teaching people of all ages how important their stories are. For the past 18 summers, she has told stories to thousands of children through ReadBoston.org. She is the founder of StoriesLive.org, and a co-founder of massmouth.org and the “Boston Story Slam” series. She teaches storytelling at Lesley, Tufts, and Suffolk Universities. Internationally, she has lectured teachers of English and graduate students in Japan on the role of storytelling in language acquisition, and in Arsuha Secondary schools in Tanzania as part of the African Storytelling initiative of http://www.worlded.org.

Aaron Wolfe
Aaron 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.

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. Sara is a Moth GrandSlam champion and recently performed on her first Moth MainStage production. She is co-founder of Blind Tiger Tellers and honored to be a featured teller with Fugitive Stories.

Karen Lock Kolp
Karen began telling live stories in 2015, when she won the first slam she ever entered. She’s competed in multiple semifinals in Massmouth’s annual “Big Mouth-Off” competition. Karen has told for WGBH’s Stories from the Stage and she’s told many stories as a featured teller here at Fugitive Productions. Karen is also an expert in child development whose podcast, We Turned Out Okay, features lots of stories and updates weekly.

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

Click here to order tickets online.

Earlier Event: May 4
Lola Sweet and the Burbanites
Later Event: May 15
Bruce Marshall