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"Melting in Madras: Seeking, Singing and Sickness in India, 1995"

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"Melting in Madras:  Seeking, Singing and Sickness in India, 1995"

Time: June 15, 2010 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Location: The Factory Theatre
Street: 791 Tremont Street
City/Town: Boston, MA 02118
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Phone: (917) 376 1091
Event Type: storytelling
Organized By: H.R. Britton
Latest Activity: Jun 15, 2010

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In 1995, a wide-eyed, 23-year-old, just-out-of-college H.R. Britton traveled to South India to explore yoga, meditation, and music for a year. But after three months, his quest for spiritual clarity took a detour when he became seriously ill.
Drawing on storytelling, character work, and live music, Melting in Madras vividly paints portraits of the people Britton met, and weaves the tale of his pilgrimage with all its confusion, pain, and beauty. The Hindu called Britton’s work “a moving and humorous account of an India less traveled.” BackStage called him “an engaging storyteller ... one honest, likable guy telling his story with unaffected simplicity.”
Come see a work-in-progress performance of this new work. Only $5!

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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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