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"Melting Madras" with HR Britton

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"Melting Madras" with HR Britton

Time: July 20, 2010 from 7pm to 9pm
Street: 791 Tremont Street Boston, MA
City/Town: Boston, 02118
Website or Map:
Phone: 917.376.1091
Event Type: performance
Organized By: HR Britton
Latest Activity: Jul 19, 2010

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Overcoat Theater presents
Melting in Madras
Seeking, Singing and Sickness in India, 1995

The press on Britton’s previous work:

“A moving and humorous account of an India less traveled.” - The Hindu

“A most incredible storyteller [who can] make you forget your surroundings
and escape into the story he’s telling.” - Hi! Drama

“An engaging storyteller ... one honest, likable guy
telling his story with unaffected simplicity.” - Back Stage

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

New to Boston, H.R. Britton has been telling stories on the East Coast since 1999. He hosted the wildly successful Lower East Side Stories series at the Tenement Museum in Manhattan, and was a regular on the New York storytelling circuit. On arriving in Massachusetts this year, he hosted “Tell Inn,” a three-month storytelling series in Gloucester. As an active member of the local storytelling organization, he will be hosting StorySlams in Jamaica Plain starting this fall.

Two Tuesdays at 7pm: July 13th and 20th
The Factory Theatre 791 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118 (617) 817-6600 $10

Contact: H.R. Britton|
|917. 376.1091

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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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