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1001 Life Saving Stories - Central Square Theater

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1001 Life Saving Stories - Central Square Theater

Time: November 19, 2011 from 7pm to 7:45pm
Location: Central Square Theater Lobby
Street: 450 Massachusetts Avenue
City/Town: Cambridge, MA 02139
Website or Map: http://www.centralsquaretheat…
Phone: (617) 576-9278
Event Type: storytelling, workshop, open, mic
Organized By: friend massmouth
Latest Activity: Nov 4, 2011

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Do you have a story that saved your life? What story could you tell to save your life? Were you ever rescued? Did you ever save someone's life or lives ?

 On NOV 19, DEC 3, and DEC 10

Workshop Leader: Norah Dooley

massmouth storytellers: TBA

Storyteller's from massmouth  and CentralSquare Theater celebrate the art of storytelling with real life stories on the theme:

"1,001 Stories From Your Life:

Stories That Save Lives,

Stories of Lives Being Saved and

Life-Saving Stories". 

Following a short storytelling workshop on how to create a story from your life experience, audience members will be invited to enthrall the audience with their stories before Central Sq. Theater's show...

Arabian Nights

Enter ancient Persia, and be transformed by the power of storytelling. King Shahrayar, after being driven mad by his first wife’s infidelity, brands all women unfaithful. He takes a new bride every night, until he meets Shahrazad, who enchants him with magical tales spanning the globe, winning his love and respect in the process. Based on One Thousand and One Nights, a collection of folk tales from the Middle East and Asia, Arabian Nights is rich with suspense, romance and hilarity – stories irresistible for all ages, At its heart is the power of the imagination to heal, inspire, and transform.

Do you have a story that saved your life? What story could you tell to save your life? Were you ever rescued? Did you ever save someone's life or lives ?

Because your have a life, you have a story. Bring it.

TIX and Info: (617) 576-9278 - massmouth members get a discount. Call for information

450 Massachusetts Avenue  Cambridge, MA 02139

Norah Dooley, Bio:

Norah Dooley is an “…entrancing storyteller”,  ( Scott Alarik, Boston Globe)  author, and a versatile presenter in schools, a keynote speaker at teacher’s conferences and  a featured storyteller in the Christmas and Spring Revels, Albany River Festival, Newport Folk Festival and at the Clearwater Festival. She is the co-founder of massmouth,inc. and project director of StoriesLive®, a  curriculum based, high school storytelling initiative.

Her popular published picture books  (Everybody Cooks Rice, 1991, Everybody Bakes Bread,1996, Everybody Serves Soup,2000, Everybody Brings Noodles, 2002) are published by Lerner Books and are  about her old Cambridge neighborhood.

Norah has 6 spoken word CDs: are The Music of Angels(1999) Italian Folk Tales (2002) Stories from the Neighborhood  (2002) Rabbitails (2006) My Bad,Bad Dog and Other Neighbors (2006) and Winter Tales (2007)  all produced by Seat of Her Pants Productions. Norah is on the roster of Young Audiences at

 "...Norah Dooley offers a simple theme of commonality that brings people together.”   Books, Sunday Boston Globe


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Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.


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