1st Person Plural: the art of storytelling

June 16, 2014 7PM
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$10 / 5

massmouth, inc. presents “1st Person Plural”

Long-Form Storytelling with Regi Carpenter

Plus, Bring Your Own Tales for an Open Story Slam

 

Regi Carpenter is the youngest daughter in a family that pulsates with contradictions: religious and raucous, tender but terrible, unfortunate yet irrepressible. These tales celebrate the glorious and gut - wrenching lives of four generations of Carpenter’s family.

 

The June 16, 2014 edition of 1st Person Plural will feature Regi Carpenter, solo performance artist, short story writer, and performance coach. Her successful Kickstarter campaign to increase the reach and visibility of her story Snap!, which documents her experiences battling mental illness, has just achieved 167% of its funding goal.

Now on Mondays through the summer, this monthly series gives accomplished storytellers a chance to tell longer stories than you’d hear at a story slam. The evening of long-form storytelling will begin at 7 PM (doors at 6:30 PM), and will also include an open story slam with 5 contestants.

Advanced tickets are $12 at clubpassim.org. Door Tickets are $15 or $7 for students & seniors.

Award-winning performer Regi Carpenter has toured her solo shows and workshops in theaters, festivals and schools, nationally and internationally. Her writings and blogs about storytelling, ancestry and identity have been published in various print and online publications. Regi holds a BFA from Ithaca College where she currently teaches storytelling.

Carpenter tells tales of underwater tea parties, drowning lessons and drives to the dump give voice to multi-generations of family life in a small river town with an undercurrent. Swift, unexpected, and powerful as the river itself, Regi's tales are “an unexpected gift that promises to leave us longing for more empathic vignettes from this comfortable, compelling voice,” according to the Booklist Review of her CD Diving and Emerging.

Regi is the recipient of the JJ Reneaux Emerging Artist Award, a Leonard Bernstein Teaching Fellowship Award, the Parent's Choice Gold Award, the Parents' Guide to Children's Media Award and the Storytelling World Award. Her performance piece Snap! won the 2012 Boston StorySlam. Snap! is a featured Listen story on The Moth website.

In addition to her work as a performer, coach and writer, Regi is also the founder of Stories with Spirit, a creative initiative dedicated to bringing songs of joy and stories of hope to grieving children and the people who love and care for them in homes, hospices, and hospitals. Her high school storytelling curriculum, “Teens Talking” has been awarded grants from the New York State Council of the Arts. She lives in Ithaca, New York, where there’s ten square miles surrounded by reality.

massmouth, inc. is a Boston-based 501c3 promoting the art of storytelling through education, live performance and digital media.

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$10 / 5
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