Join us for Storytelling Around the Campfire

fireSaturday, May 19th at 7pm! Rain or shine. Weather permitting, we’ll be sitting around the campfire. Otherwise, we’ll be seated in our lovely barn with the doors wide open revealing an expansive view of the out of doors and the night sky.

Click here for $10 tickets! 

Join us around the Farrington campfire as experienced, competitive storytellers, in a “Moth-like” format, share their 5-6 minute true tales on the evening’s theme, “Planting a Seed.”

Farrington’s Board President, Daniel Michaud Weinstock, Trustee, Uche Amaechi and long time Farrington Youth Staff member, Rebeca Bonila will also share their stories and we’ll leave room for a new storyteller (picked from a hat) who wants to try it out that night.

The theme will mean different things to different tellers, but clearly, it is appropriate for both the time of year and the work of Farrington. With each visit spending time in nature, we plant the seed of engagement with nature and personal growth for the children from low-income urban communities who visit Farrington Nature Linc.

Storytelling is a powerful tradition, conveying experiences, emotions, and knowledge across cultures. Fugitive Stories, Farrington’s partner for this event, brings “true stories told live” regularly to three suburban communities — Acton, Arlington, and Framingham. Their featured tellers captivate audiences and are some of the best in the region.

The evening’s featured tellers:

Rachel Gans-Boriskin is a Senior Lecturer in Communications at Simmons College 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, two lizards, and numerous dust bunnies.

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.

Sara Sweet Rabidoux-Kelsey grew up on Cape Cod and has lived in Boston for nearly 20 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. She is a former member of Ryan Landry’s Gold Dust Orphans and a founding member of Heloise and the Savoir Faire. Sara is a Moth GrandSlam champion and she is currently working on her first Moth MainStage production. She is co-founder of Blind Tiger Tellers and honored to be a featured teller with Fugitive Stories.

This event is tailored for ages 14+ to enjoy an evening of stories by a fire. The storytelling begins at sundown, but you are welcome to arrive earlier to picnic on the property.

So bring a blanket or your beach chairs (and remember to bring extra layers in case it gets cold as it gets dark) and join us for some great stories under the stars!

Learn more about Fugitive Stories at FugitiveProductions.com

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