“People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact, it’s the other way around.”
— Terry Pratchett
Storytelling is humanity’s oldest form of entertainment. It is the legacy of generations. There’s a thing that happened. There’s the story of the thing that happened. Then there’s the interpretation of the story of the thing that happened. Good tellers identify a moment and craft a compelling story that resonates on many levels — evoking emotion, inviting introspection, and offering a chance to connect with others.
“Fugitive Stories” is a monthly event that brings new and experienced storytellers together to challenge and delight us with this profoundly personal, accessible craft.
Invited tellers prepare five- to six-minutes stories. We also invite audience members who are interested in telling a two- to three-minute story on our theme to drop their name in a hat. If chosen, they’ll tell their tale.
Doors open at 6pm
Storytelling starts at 6:30pm
Acton Coffee provides beverages and snacks until 6:30pm. Order them downstairs and bring them up for the show.
Sunday, April 23: “Promise”
Our evening will include featured storytellers — Moth and Massmouth SLAM winners — in addition to local, first-time tellers.
We are always on the hunt for local, often first-time tellers. If you are interested in being one of our featured local tellers email David.
DINING OFFER: True West Brewery offers 10% off food on the night of our performances if you order your tickets online. Just show them a digital or printed receipt of your purchase to receive your discount.
Winter/Spring 2017 Series
Fugitive Stories is in The Gallery at Villageworks monthly for five Sundays starting in January. Sign up for our eblast or visit our website to learn the themes of our upcoming events.
Sunday, January 29, 6:30pm — (Theme: “Tolerance”)
Sunday, February 26, 6:30pm — (Theme: “United”)
Sunday, March 26, 6:30pm — (Theme: “Trust”)
Sunday, April 23, 6:30pm — (Theme: “Promise”)
Sunday, May 21, 6:30pm — (Theme: “Stranger”)
And, we've been invited to bring Fugitive Stories back to Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham. We'll provide more information as the time draws near.
Sunday, May 7, 7pm — (Theme: “Promise”)