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109 Concord Rd
Acton, MA, 01720

Fugitive Stories at West Acton Villageworks

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Fugitive Stories at West Acton Villageworks

  • The Gallery at Villageworks 525 Mass Ave Acton, MA 01720 USA (map)

Fugitive Stories continues its special brand of non-competitive storytelling in The Gallery at Villageworks in West Acton. 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? You can 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 six-minute story on our theme to drop their name in a hat. If chosen, they’ll tell their tale.

Come early and get a delicious homemade ice cream at West Side Creamery, just a a few doors away. And then top by Acton Coffee House downstairs for beverages. Bring them on up.

April’s Theme: “Nope”

Featured Tellers

Cheryl Hamilton
Cheryl is a former resident of Arlington and fan of cycling and rollerblading on the Minuteman trail. When not outside, she is on the phone and email organizing storytelling events for Massmouth, a local nonprofit that promotes the timeless art of storytelling — which can now can be seen on PBS television nationwide — “Stories from the Stage.”

Rachel Gans-Boriskin
Rachel is a Senior Lecturer in Communications at the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities at Simmons University where she teaches storytelling, journalism, health communication, and media studies. A political junkie, she blogs at politicsinpink.com waxing eloquent, and at times angry, about feminism, politics, and popular culture.  She lives in central Massachusetts with her husband, two kids, two cats, six chickens, one lizard, and numerous dust bunnies.

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.

$10/online • $12/door
Order your tickets online until 3pm on the day of the show.
Doors open at 5:30pm. Storytelling starts at 6pm.

Do you want to be a scheduled community teller in Acton 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.

Earlier Event: April 26
Fugitive Comedy Night
Later Event: May 4
Lola Sweet and the Burbanites