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A Thousand Doorways

Time: March 3, 2017 at 7pm to March 5, 2017 at 3pm
Location: Newington Town Hall
Street: Newington Town Hall
City/Town: 336 Nimble Hill Rd, Newington, NH
Website or Map:…
Phone: 603-436-6660
Event Type: storytelling
Organized By: Diane Edgecomb
Latest Activity: Feb 22, 2017

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All shows $24

Friday, March 3rd - 7pm

Saturday, March 4th - 4pm

Sunday, March 5th -2pm

A Thousand Doorways is the dramatic true account of a storyteller’s quest to preserve the vanishing folkloric stories of the Kurds of Turkey. Hearing of the haunting beauty of their folktales and moved by the silencing of their native language by Turkish laws, Diane embarked on a journey of intrigue and heart to find and record these last Kurdish storytellers. Protected by the Kurds, who kept this innocent project hidden from government eyes, she found herself at last in the remote mountain villages forbidden to outsiders. Here, the true stories of their lives and of their struggle, stories that could never be safely documented, began to mix with their startling mythic legends as a doorway opened onto a very different world, a fairytale landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes, storytelling grandmothers and the mysterious “Eggs of the Ancient Tree.” Master storyteller and theatre artist Diane Edgecomb takes the audience to the heart of her life-changing journey, bringing to life over twenty vivid characters from her travels.

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Grand Prize for South Shore Grand Slam Story Slam generously donated by Nicolette Heavey and Stories In The Streets (A Maine Get Away)

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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