the living art of storytelling in Massachusetts
Celebrate Local Lore @ Wake Up The Earth fest
Storytelling is for everybody, not just for kids! Jamaica Plain based nonprofit massmouth,inc. has been filling venues of all sizes and imaginations of all ages for over 5 years. Come to listen and join in. Storytelling is not a spectator sport - audiences and tellers always co-create the story. We'll have stories for young and old that families can enjoy together all day.
Hubbard at Lamartine Streets
Since 2008 massmouth,inc. has been promoting the timeless art of storytelling in through digital and social media, education and live performance. We've taught over 6,000 high school students to tell their personal stories and introduced thousands of adults to the joy of telling and listening to each other. Our goal is to enable anyone, in any walk of life, in all parts of our community, to tell their story.
1:15 ToRena Webb Thomas ( Boston born and raised ) folktales for the young at heart - 3-6yrs
1:45 Norah Dooley ( massmouth founder-office in JP, storyteller and author ) stories from my neighbors from children's author and master storyteller
2:00 Danielle Schulman ( JP teller) "Find out what happens when Toad races Donkey, what Anansi plans for Tiger's tail, and more! Best for ages 4-9."
2:30 Wes Hazard Boston-based stand-up comic & writer, will be telling funny stories about family, horrible doctor visits, funerals, and the surprises to be found at Star Trek conventions. PG 13+
3:00 ToRena Webb Thomas ( massmouth is in JP) folktales for the young at heart. Best for 3-6yrs
3:40 Gregory Spera - Deaf mime All ages
4:10 massmouth - story games and slam - bring your best, true hometown saga - "it happened in JP" prizes for all tellers...Best for 6+ or your very precocious 3 year old?
4:45 Alan White -native Bostonian & storyteller All Ages