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H.R. Britton, feature at Story Cafe in New Bedford

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H.R. Britton, feature at Story Cafe in New Bedford

Time: February 19, 2011 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Artworks Gallery
Street: 384 Acushnet Avenue
City/Town: New Bedford, MA
Website or Map:…
Phone: (917) 376 1091
Event Type: storytelling, open_mike, feature
Organized By: H.R. Britton
Latest Activity: Feb 15, 2011

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H.R. Britton performs “Melting in Madras” at

Story Café in New Bedford, MA

Artworks Gallery

384 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, MA 02740

Saturday, February 19th,  2011

7-7:45pm open mike

8-9pm "Melting in Madras"

Admission:  pass the hat


Story Café presents H.R. Britton

“Melting in Madras”

Seeking, Singing and Sickness in India, 1995


“What a show.  H.R. Britton is a great storyteller ... Between the music, his impersonations of teachers, the verbal details of the adventure, and the tastes and smells of India, he pulled us in with each detail. He was standing in front of the audience, but really he had gotten into our heads.”                                                                   --  Peter Hajinian, Embedded, August 2010


In 1995, a wide-eyed 23-year-old just-out-of-college H.R. Britton traveled to India to explore yoga and music for a year.  After three months, his quest for spiritual clarity took a detour when he became seriously ill.   Both funny and reflective, Britton uses storytelling, character work, and live music to tell the tale of his pilgrimage with all its confusion and beauty.


H.R. Britton has been telling stories on the East Coast since 1999.  Arriving in Massachusetts last year, he hosted “Tell Inn,” a three-month storytelling series in Gloucester.  An active member of, he co-hosts story slams in Jamaica Plain every month.   Britton has performed his monologues around the U.S., in Canada, and in India.


The Hindu called his previous monologue “a moving and humorous account of an India less traveled.”  And Back Stage called him “an engaging storyteller ... one honest, likable guy telling his story with unaffected simplicity.” 

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Comment by H.R. Britton on February 15, 2011 at 6:13pm

For more information, have a look at

You can link to the video promoting my tour from this summer (and you can stop when I start talking about my budget -- I already raised the money!)  


Look forward to seeing you at the show!



Comment by H.R. Britton on February 15, 2011 at 6:11pm

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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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