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"Fugitive Stories" Live Storytelling

  • The Gallery at Villageworks 525 Massachusetts Avenue Acton, MA, 01720 United States (map)

Fugitive Stories continues its special brand of non-competitive storytelling at West Acton Villageworks. We bring Moth and Massmouth winners, along with others from the local community, to share their stories. Do you want to tell your story on our theme? Fill out our form online. We'll get back to you to let you know if you're in. We also invite audience members who are interested in telling a five- to six-minute story on our theme to drop their name in a hat. If chosen, they’ll tell their tale.

October’s Theme: “Simply Irresistible”


Susanne Schmidt
Susanne is a standup comedienne, master storyteller, and producer for The Moth. She has appeared in The Boston Women in Comedy Festival, The Toronto SheDot Festival and named the “Best of the Valley Voices” by The Academy of Music Theater and New England Public Radio. Her work as a storyteller and producer has been featured on National Public Radio and CBS Sunday Morning. She is a teaching artist at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, and a graduate professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Susanne is the founder of a Say It Forward Productions an organization dedicated to helping nonprofits bring the stories of their work to life. She is the mother of two amazing young men who would prefer that she stop talking about them on stage.

Norah Dooley
Norah Dooley is a storyteller, critically acclaimed children’s author, and educator who performs in schools, libraries, festivals and conferences, and specializes in teaching people of all ages how important their stories are. For the past 18 summers, she has told stories to thousands of children through She is the founder of, and a co-founder of and the “Boston Story Slam” series. She teaches storytelling at Lesley, Tufts, and Suffolk Universities. Internationally, she has lectured teachers of English and graduate students in Japan on the role of storytelling in language acquisition, and in Arsuha Secondary schools in Tanzania as part of the African Storytelling initiative of

Sara Sweet Rabidoux-Kelsey
Sara grew up on Cape Cod and has lived in Boston for nearly twenty years. Sara has an MFA in Choreography and Dance History from Smith College and was the Founder and Artistic Director of hoi polloi, a modern dance company based in Central Square for many years. Sara is a Moth GrandSlam champion and recently performed on her first Moth MainStage production. She is co-founder of Blind Tiger Tellers and honored to be a featured teller with Fugitive Stories.

$10/online • $12/door • Purchase your tickets here.
Online ticketing ends at 3pm on the day of the show.
Doors open at 5:30pm. Storytelling starts at 6pm.

Questions? Please contact Fugitive Productions directly at (617) 823-2313 or

Acton Coffee House stays open for us until 6pm. Grab a beverage and snack on the way up.
Or walk down the street and purchase a wonderful homemade ice cream at West Side Creamery.

Introductory Fugitive Stories Video