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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

  • West Acton Villageworks 525 Massachusetts Avenue Acton, MA, 01720 United States (map)

Fugitive Stories continues its special brand of non-competitive storytelling at West Acton Villageworks. 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? 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.

September’s Theme: “Really”

Featured Tellers

Theresa Okokon
Theresa Is a Wisconsin native, a yoga teacher, a social worker, a storyteller, and the co-host of WGBH & Massmouth's Stories from the Stage — the first nationally televised TV show dedicated entirely to live storytelling. She works in nonprofit development, and also owns and operates a small business called LEGIT.yoga, where she provides trauma-informed yoga to people at Boston-area homeless shelters, low-income housing communities, and alternative schools. She loves sandwiches, hammocks, crafting cocktails, cooking without a recipe, and laughter.

Brendyn Schneider
Brendyn has been a professional storyspinner for over 10 years. He’s been featured on Stories from the Stage the hit national TV storytelling show created by Massmouth and WGBH’s The World Channel. He’s also performed at the Cutler Majestic Theater, Emerson College, the Regent Theatre, and other action-packed venues across New England. A Fugitive Stories veteran, he’s a winner of multiple Massmouth regional and semifinal slams, a three-time finalist for Massmouth's annual BigMouthOff show, a Moth StorySLAM winner and Moth GrandSLAM finalist. He has also coached TedX tellers, taught storytelling, and made lots of bizarre choices on stage. To aid in his quest for the perfect bacon egg and cheese sandwich, see him after the show, and visit www.brendynschneider.com..

Rose Saia (Fugitive Stories co-founder)
Rose Saia is a Moth and Massmouth story slam winner who most enjoys telling stories outside of competition. She's been a featured teller at The International Institute “Suitcase Stories” and WGBH’s Stories from the Stage as well as on other stages in the Boston area. When she isn’t telling stories she’s hearing them at her day job as food pantry director for Open Table in Maynard which provides food and meals to over 400 households a week. She's lived in Acton for 25 years but grew up in South Boston, a place full of stories. She is the co-founder of Fugitive Stories who loves returning to the warmth of this community of tellers and those who join to hear them.

$10/online • $12/door • Order your tickets here.
Online ticketing ends at 4pm on the day of the show.
Doors open at 5:30pm. Storytelling starts at 6pm.

Acton Coffee House stays open for us until 6pm. Grab a beverage and snack on the way up.
Or walk down the street and purchase a wonderful homemade ice cream at West Side Creamery.

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

Introductory Fugitive Stories Video

Earlier Event: September 21
The Love Dogs
Later Event: October 9
Mystery Performer