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Fugitive Stories
Jan
27
6:00 PM18:00

Fugitive Stories

Fugitive Stories continues its special brand of non-competitive storytelling in The Gallery at Villageworks in West Acton. 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? You can 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.

$10/online • $12/door
Order your tickets here.
Doors open at 5:30pm. Storytelling starts at 6pm.

Acton Coffeehouse, as you enter the venue, serves beverages and snacks until 6pm. Bring them on up!

Do you want to be a scheduled community teller in Acton or another location? Fill out our form here.

Questions? Please contact Fugitive Productions directly at (617) 823-2313 or dg@fugitiveproductions.com.

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Fugitive Stories
Feb
24
6:00 PM18:00

Fugitive Stories

Fugitive Stories continues its special brand of non-competitive storytelling in The Gallery at Villageworks in West Acton. 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? You can 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.

$10/online • $12/door
Order your tickets here.
Doors open at 5:30pm. Storytelling starts at 6pm.

Acton Coffeehouse, as you enter the venue, serves beverages and snacks until 6pm. Bring them on up!

Do you want to be a scheduled community teller in Acton or another location? Fill out our form here.

Questions? Please contact Fugitive Productions directly at (617) 823-2313 or dg@fugitiveproductions.com.

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Fugitive Stories
Mar
24
6:00 PM18:00

Fugitive Stories

Fugitive Stories continues its special brand of non-competitive storytelling in The Gallery at Villageworks in West Acton. 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? You can 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.

$10/online • $12/door
Order your tickets here.
Doors open at 5:30pm. Storytelling starts at 6pm.

Acton Coffeehouse, as you enter the venue, serves beverages and snacks until 6pm. Bring them on up!

Do you want to be a scheduled community teller in Acton or another location? Fill out our form here.

Questions? Please contact Fugitive Productions directly at (617) 823-2313 or dg@fugitiveproductions.com.

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Fugitive Stories
Apr
28
6:00 PM18:00

Fugitive Stories

Fugitive Stories continues its special brand of non-competitive storytelling in The Gallery at Villageworks in West Acton. 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? You can 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.

$10/online • $12/door
Order your tickets here.
Doors open at 5:30pm. Storytelling starts at 6pm.

Acton Coffeehouse, as you enter the venue, serves beverages and snacks until 6pm. Bring them on up!

Do you want to be a scheduled community teller in Acton or another location? Fill out our form here.

Questions? Please contact Fugitive Productions directly at (617) 823-2313 or dg@fugitiveproductions.com.

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Fugitive Stories: "Indulgence"
Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

Fugitive Stories: "Indulgence"

Each month, 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? Sign up at the cafe or 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 four- to five-minute story on our theme to drop their name in a hat. If chosen, they’ll tell their tale.

$10/online • $12/door
Order your online tickets here.
Doors open at 5:30pm. Storytelling starts at 6pm.

December’s Theme: “Indulgence”
Featured Tellers

Karen Lock Kolp began telling live stories in 2015, when she won the first slam she ever entered. She's competed in multiple semifinals in Massmouth’s annual “Big Mouth-Off” competition. Karen has told for WGBH's Stories from the Stage and she's told many stories as a featured teller here at Fugitive Productions. Karen is also an expert in child development whose podcast, We Turned Out Okay, features lots of stories and updates weekly.

Rachel Gans-Boriskin is a Senior Lecturer in Communications at the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities at Simmons University where she teaches storytelling, journalism, health communication, and media studies. A political junkie, she blogs at politicsinpink.com waxing eloquent, and at times angry, about feminism, politics, and popular culture. She lives in central Massachusetts with her husband, two kids, two cats, six chickens, one lizard, and numerous dust bunnies.

Professional storyspinner, published writer, performance instructor, host, and TedX Coach, Brendyn Schneider is a Boston-based storyteller who’s been featured at WGBH Studios, Emerson College, Coolidge Corner Theater, Somerville Theatre, and other action-packed venues across New England. He is a Moth StorySLAM winner, a winner of multiple Massmouth regional and semifinal slams, as well as a three-time finalist for Massmouth’s annual “BigMouthOff” show. He’s also been featured as performer and host at Northeast Storytelling’s annual conference, “Sharing the Fire” and he recently moderated a panel of master storytellers at Juilliard in New York City. A Fugitive Stories veteran, Brendyn takes his audiences on story-trips of wit through the follies of growing up and the everyday slog. For more, please venture to brendynschneider.com.

Acton Coffeehouse is open until 6pm. Be sure to grab a beverage and a snack on your way up.

Do you want to be a scheduled community teller in Acton or another location? Fill out our form here. We welcome those as young as 13 and there is no age limit!

If you want to be the first to know about all of our events, sign up for our email list.

Questions? Please contact Fugitive Productions directly at (617) 823-2313 or dg@fugitiveproductions.com.

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Fugitive Stories: "Just in Time"
Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Fugitive Stories: "Just in Time"

Fugitive Stories continues its special brand of non-competitive storytelling in The Gallery at Villageworks in West Acton. 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? You can 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.

November Theme: “Just in Time”

FEATURED TELLERS

Mark Modrall
Mark is a computer programmer from Littleton. He started telling stories in public about six years ago when he ran out of relatives who hadn't heard that one before. He's won several story slams at the Moth and Massmouth, and he's been a featured speaker at WGBH's “Stories From the Stage.” And he counts himself blessed that he's occasionally invited to speak with much better tellers at great venues, like Fugitive Productions.

Theresa Okokon
Theresa Is a Wisconsin native, a yoga teacher, a social worker, a storyteller, and the co-host of WGBH & Massmouth's Stories from the Stage — the first nationally televised TV show dedicated entirely to live storytelling. She works in nonprofit development, and also owns and operates a small business called LEGIT.yoga, where she provides trauma-informed yoga to people at Boston-area homeless shelters, low-income housing communities, and alternative schools. She loves sandwiches, hammocks, crafting cocktails, cooking without a recipe, and laughter.

Don Picard
Don Picard is a Moth storyteller who shares his own moving life moments with humor and humility. He has worked in software development for nearly 30 years and is currently employed for JobCase, “a place to manage all things work-related, especially the wisdom, experience and connections” of other job hunters. Don was a double major in Theatre Arts and Computer Science at Cornell, and chose to work as an engineer in order to be able to live in Cambridge and feed his family. Don enjoys telling live stories about his kids, husband, and extended family as it is fun, therapeutic, and allows him to exercise the other half of his college degree so he doesn’t become bitter.

Questions? Please contact Fugitive Productions directly at (617) 823-2313 or dg@fugitiveproductions.com.

$10/online • $12/door
Purchase online tickets here.
Doors open at 5:30pm. Storytelling starts at 6pm.

Acton Coffeehouse, as you enter the venue, serves beverages and snacks until 6pm. Bring them on up!

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Fugitive Stories: "Arrival"
Mar
25
6:00 PM18:00

Fugitive Stories: "Arrival"

Each month, 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? Sign up at the cafe or 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 four- to five-minute story on our theme to drop their name in a hat. If chosen, they’ll tell their tale.

March Theme: “ARRIVAL”
Are we there yet? Have you recently arrived at a surprising conclusion? Did you finally take that big step in life you've been avoiding? Have you met little green people? Have you ever waited four days for a boat to take you up the Niger River to Timbuktu — and it was a no show (I have!)?

FEATURED TELLERS

Janelle Codianni
Jannelle, a Massmouth StorySLAM winner and Massmouth Grand Champion Finalist (2nd place), is an author and theater arts producer.

Katie Liesener
Katie Liesener is a co-coordinator for Massmouth. As a storyteller, she’s performed in over 80 shows across eight states. She’s also a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and other publications. Katie was the 2016 Massmouth “Big Mouth-Off” champion.

Christine Gentry
Christine joins BBQ on the list of good things to come out of Texas. She holds a PhD in English Education from Columbia University and currently serves as Director of Teacher Development and Licensure for a network of public high schools in Boston. Christine likes to write short stories, perform in oral storytelling shows and is the co-producer and host the Boston branch of “The Story Collider.” Her writing has been published in Word RiotThe English Record, and Printer’s Devil Review magazines, and her oral stories have been featured on the “Story Collider,” “Best of RISK!,” and “This American Life” podcasts. Christine is a Moth GrandSLAM champion and Mainstage performer.

$10/online • $12/door
Order your online tickets here.
Doors open at 5:30pm. Storytelling starts at 6pm.

Acton Coffeehouse is open until 6pm. Be sure to grab a beverage and a snack on your way up.

True West Brewery offers 15% off food in the restaurant for advance tickets holders on the day of each event. Stop in before the show or after!

Do you want to be a scheduled community teller in Acton or another location? Fill out our form here. We welcome those as young as 13 and there is no age limit!

If you want to be the first to know about all of our events, sign up for our email list.

Questions? Please contact Fugitive Productions directly at (617) 823-2313 or dg@fugitiveproductions.com.

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Fugitive Stories: "Good Intentions"
Dec
3
6:00 PM18:00

Fugitive Stories: "Good Intentions"

“People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact, it’s the other way around.”
 Terry Pratchett

Storytelling is humanity’s oldest form of entertainment. It is the legacy of generations. There’s a thing that happened. There’s the story of the thing that happened. Then there’s the interpretation of the story of the thing that happened. Good tellers identify a moment and craft a compelling story that resonates on many levels — evoking emotion, inviting introspection, and offering a chance to connect with others.

“Fugitive Stories” is a monthly event that brings new and experienced storytellers together to challenge and delight us with this profoundly personal, accessible craft.

Invited tellers prepare five- to six-minutes stories. We also invite audience members who are interested in telling a two- to three-minute story on our theme to drop their name in a hat. If chosen, they’ll tell their tale.

Acton 2017 Fall series:

  • Sunday, October 1 — “Breathless”
  • Sunday, November 5 — “On the Move”
  • Sunday, December 3 — “Good Intentions”

Doors open at 5:30pm with storytelling beginning at 6pm and ending around 7:30pm with one intermission.

Tickets are $10/online • $12/door
Click here to order tickets.

Season Series Ticket Special: $50/Two Season Tickets to all three events
Click here to purchase season tickets.

Acton Coffeehouse is open until 6pm. Be sure to grab a beverage and a snack on your way up.

True West Brewery offers 15% off food in the restaurant for advance tickets holders on the day of each event. Stop in before the show or after!

Questions? Please contact Fugitive Productions directly at (617) 823-2313 or dg@fugitiveproductions.com.

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Fugitive Stories: "Breathless"
Oct
1
6:00 PM18:00

Fugitive Stories: "Breathless"

“People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact, it’s the other way around.”
 Terry Pratchett

Storytelling is humanity’s oldest form of entertainment. It is the legacy of generations. There’s a thing that happened. There’s the story of the thing that happened. Then there’s the interpretation of the story of the thing that happened. Good tellers identify a moment and craft a compelling story that resonates on many levels — evoking emotion, inviting introspection, and offering a chance to connect with others.

“Fugitive Stories” is a monthly event that brings new and experienced storytellers together to challenge and delight us with this profoundly personal, accessible craft.

Invited tellers prepare five- to six-minutes stories. We also invite audience members who are interested in telling a two- to three-minute story on our theme to drop their name in a hat. If chosen, they’ll tell their tale.
 

Acton 2017 Fall series:

  • Sunday, October 1 — “Breathless”
  • Sunday, November 5 — “On the Move”
  • Sunday, December 3 — “Good Intentions”

Doors open at 5:30pm with storytelling beginning at 6pm and ending around 7:30pm with one intermission.

Tickets are $10/online • $12/door
Click here to order tickets.

Season Series Ticket Special: $50/Two Season Tickets to all three events
Click here to purchase season tickets.

Acton Coffeehouse is open until 6pm. Be sure to grab a beverage and a snack on your way up.

True West Brewery offers 15% off food in the restaurant for advance tickets holders on the day of each event. Stop in before the show or after!

Questions? Please contact Fugitive Productions directly at (617) 823-2313 or dg@fugitiveproductions.com.

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Fugitive Stories Presents: "Across Generations"
Sep
24
6:00 PM18:00

Fugitive Stories Presents: "Across Generations"

Fugitive Stories is delighted to begin another year of storytelling in Acton with a special event! A Storytelling Evening to Benefit Bridges Together, Inc., a nonprofit provider of intergenerational programs headquartered in Sudbury, MA

Sunday, September 24 — “Across Generations”
Featured Storytellers: Amanda Goodwin, Kemp Harris, and Rose Saia

Doors open at 6pm with storytelling beginning at 6:30pm and ending around 8:30pm with one intermission.

Tickets are $20/online • $25/door
Special Intergenerational Ticket Offer: Two tickets for $30! Buy one ticket for a Senior (65+) plus one ticket for a high school student and the second ticket will be 50% off! Advance purchase only.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Questions? Please contact Fugitive Productions directly at (617) 823-2313 or dg@fugitiveproductions.com.

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Fugitive Stories
Dec
11
6:30 PM18:30

Fugitive Stories

“People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact, it’s the other way around.”
 Terry Pratchett

Storytelling is humanity’s oldest form of entertainment. It is the legacy of generations. There’s a thing that happened. There’s the story of the thing that happened. Then there’s the interpretation of the story of the thing that happened. Good tellers identify a moment and craft a compelling story that resonates on many levels — evoking emotion, inviting introspection, and offering a chance to connect with others.

“Fugitive Stories” is a monthly event that brings new and experienced storytellers together to challenge and delight us with this profoundly personal, accessible craft.

Invited tellers prepare five- to six-minutes stories. We also invite audience members who are interested in telling a two- to three-minute story on our theme to drop their name in a hat. If chosen, they’ll tell their tale.

Acton Coffee provides beverages and snacks until 6:30pm. Order them downstairs and bring them up for the show.

Doors open at 6pm
Storytelling starts at 6:30pm

Click here to learn more about Fugitive Stories.
Click here to purchase tickets. ($10/online, $12/door)

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Stories on the Wind
Oct
29
1:00 PM13:00

Stories on the Wind

“Kemp Harris is a thief, a tease and a heartbreaker. Plus, knows too much. And it’s all right there when he sings. Beautifully there.”  — Tom Ashbrook (host of On Point, NPR)

“Stories on the Wind,” presented by Kemp Harris, keeps the oral tradition of "telling" alive. Kemp is a composer, musician, children’s author, and actor who has been performing in the region for decades. Most important, for nearly 40 years, Kemp has been “performing” as a kindergarten teacher in Boston's burbs. The man knows how to tell a story and how to keep children — and their parents — engaged.

Kemp has performed as a storyteller and musician at festivals, schools, and libraries across the country. Kemp’s program includes developmentally appropriate stories that incorporate music and audience participation. This event, designed for pre-schoolers on up, brings a mix of familiar stories, African folktales, and Kemp Harris originals to life in an informal and energetic setting. The program is designed to be an engaging, interactive experience for the whole family.

As a musician and composer, Kemp has shared the stage with Taj Mahal, Gil Scott-Heron, and Koko Taylor. He has written and performed original compositions for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, WGBH public television, and the soundtrack for the documentary, “An Unreasonable Man,” about the life and career of Ralph Nader.

While perhaps best known as a singer and piano player, Harris is one of those rare artists who demonstrates a gift for any expressive form he touches. 

PRESENTED BY FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS
Tickets: $10 online, $12 at the door

Purchase three tickets, get one free.
Beverages and snacks are available at Acton Coffee House connected to The Gallery.

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AB Community Education: Storytelling Workshop
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

AB Community Education: Storytelling Workshop

Do you have a story to tell? Lots of people have jumped into the storytelling pond. Storytelling has swept the nation with fans tuning in to The Moth Radio Hour and This American Life on NPR and/or going to local story slams where true stories are told to a live audience. Storytelling brings people together by sharing a moment that may be profoundly personal, hilarious, or transformative. It builds confidence as well as writing and public speaking skills. It can be an effective tool for business owners, marketing and sales professionals. It may help high school students prepare for their college essays. Plus, it’s just fun! In this new 3-part class, participants will learn how to write and tell a 5- to 6-minute true story based on a pre-selected theme. At the final class, attendees will tell their stories and receive feedback. Fugitive Stories monthly showcase will take place immediately after this class in The Gallery at Villageworks. Class members receive free admission and one member may be selected to tell his or her story! Open to all ages 13 and up. 

Rose Saia is a Moth winner, a WGBH & Massmouth storyteller and co-producer of Fugitive Stories in West Acton. Learn more about Fugitive Stories and Rose at www.fugitiveproductions.com/stories.

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Jun
26
6:30 PM18:30

Massmouth Storytelling: "High Spirits"

PRESENTED BY FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS.  

Massmouth is a nonprofit organization that brings the timeless art of storytelling to Massachusetts. Since its founding in 2008, Massmouth has changed the way Greater Boston and surrounding communities tell and listen to stories. Real estate agents, lawyers, teachers, scientists, homeschooling moms, journalists, grad students, artists, and professional storytellers — thousands of people, young and old — have bared their souls on topics ranging from “lost loves” to “unexpected adventures.” 

Massmouth has collaborated with a number of Greater Boston most esteemed venues and organizations including Club Passim, First Night Boston, Trident Booksellers, Emerson University, and WGBH-Boston.

Massmouth and Fugitive Productions are partnering to bring storytelling to West Acton. Join us for an evening of six-minute, first-person stories featuring special Massmouth guest tellers and local residents. Five storytellers will be pre-picked and the remaining three will be chosen randomly from volunteers in the audience.

$10 in advance, $12 at the door
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Apr
24
6:30 PM18:30

Massmouth Storytelling: "That Hurts"

Join us for an evening of six-minute, first-person stories. The theme for the night is "That Hurts".  Four seasoned storytellers are pre-picked by Massmouth and the remaining four “new” storytellers are invited from the local community by Fugitive Productions. If you are interested in telling a story, go to our Contact page to let us know. In our future Massmouth evenings, several storytellers will be picked randomly from volunteers in the audience.

Massmouth is a nonprofit organization that brings the timeless art of storytelling to Massachusetts. Since its founding in 2008, Massmouth has changed the way Greater Boston and surrounding communities tell and listen to stories. Real estate agents, lawyers, teachers, scientists, homeschooling moms, journalists, grad students, artists, and professional storytellers — thousands of people, young and old — have bared their souls on topics ranging from “lost loves” to “unexpected adventures.” 

Massmouth has collaborated with a number of Greater Boston’s most esteemed venues and organizations including Club Passim, First Night Boston, Trident Booksellers, Emerson University, and WGBH.

Doors open at 6pm.
Beer and wine provided by True West.
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$10 in advance, $12 at the door
 

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Mar
20
6:30 PM18:30

Massmouth Storytelling: "Home Stretch"

PRESENTED BY FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS.  Our January and February Massmouth events were huge hits. Thanks to all of the support you have shown for this new collaboration between Massmouth and Fugitive Productions. 

Join us for an evening of six-minute, first-person stories. Four seasoned storytellers are pre-picked by Massmouth and the remaining four “new” storytellers are invited from the local community by Fugitive Productions. If you are interested in telling a story, go to our Contact page to let us know. In our future Massmouth evenings, several storytellers will be picked randomly from volunteers in the audience.

Massmouth is a nonprofit organization that brings the timeless art of storytelling to Massachusetts. Since its founding in 2008, Massmouth has changed the way Greater Boston and surrounding communities tell and listen to stories. Real estate agents, lawyers, teachers, scientists, homeschooling moms, journalists, grad students, artists, and professional storytellers — thousands of people, young and old — have bared their souls on topics ranging from “lost loves” to “unexpected adventures.” 

Massmouth has collaborated with a number of Greater Boston’s most esteemed venues and organizations including Club Passim, First Night Boston, Trident Booksellers, Emerson University, and WGBH.

Come on down. Tell your friends.

Doors open at 6pm.
Beer and wine provided by True West.
Parking Map

$10 in advance, $12 at the door
Purchase your tickets online. We'll be providing a link today or tomorrow.

 

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Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Spokenwheel: An Evening of Stories, Crafted Live.

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PRESENTED BY FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS.  Six Storytellers. Six Prompts. One Wheel. Created and hosted by ABRHS alum Noah Simes, SPOKENWHEEL promises a unique evening of entertainment. Join a troupe of Boston-based actors, writers, and other storytelling artists as they weave new, “semi-extemporaneous” tales right before your eyes. The scene: six storytellers sit on stage. The Wheel is revealed with six storytelling prompts never before seen by our raconteurs. After a brief window of plotting and planning, each of them spins The Wheel — whatever prompt they land on, that’s the story they tell. Come treat yourself to drinks, music, good company, and new live stories at SPOKENWHEEL.  More at info at Fugitive Productions.

Stories may contain material not suited to young children.  Bar provided by True West
$10 at the door, $5 students
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