Rosslanders will Host Story-telling on February 27th

By Contributor
February 18th, 2015



Experiments in Entertainment is proud to present ‘Little Moths,’ a workshop and an event that celebrate the art and craft of storytelling at The Charles Bailey Theatre.

‘Little Moths’ is based on ‘The Moth’ in New York City where people gather (standing room only) to hear raconteurs and novice storytellers tell true stories of human experience. Why is it called ‘The Moth’ you might ask? Founder George Dawes Green wanted to recreate, in New York, the feeling of sultry summer evenings in his native Georgia, where he and his friends would gather on his friend’s porch to share spellbinding tales. There was a hole in the screen which let in moths that were attracted to the light, and the group started calling themselves ‘The Moths.’

This ‘Little Moths’ adventure is similar to NYC’s but different of course. New to Trail and taking place in the intimate Muriel Griffiths room throughout thelong, dark hours of winter, expect to meet local writers, natural born storytellers and ordinary people with extraordinary experiences to share. We hope to make this a regular event that creates a culture around storytelling with changing themes and with the most basic of parameters – stories must be TRUE and SHORT.

Everyone loves a good story, and it takes a good storyteller, we can trust, to take us on a journey and return us home safely.  In a six-hour workshop devoted to the nature of storytelling on Sunday Feb 22 (9am-3pm) participants can expect to learn how to embody their stories by exploring the physical nature of their characters, giving them a voice, and finding ways to connect with an audience.  Bring along a tale of woe, love, and adventure and we’ll help you bring it to life. Cost is $20 and facilitated by Almeda Glenn Miller and Nadine Tremblay. The workshop is taking place in The Selkirk College Building in Trail.

Then test your storytelling in the intimate and engaging new test lab of performance art in the Muriel Girffiths room on Friday Feb 27 at 7:30pm. Hosted by Nadine Tremblay and Almeda Glenn Miller, storytellers from across the valley and surrounding mountains will make their snowy (more Spring-like really) pilgrimage to the warmth and intimacy of the Muriel Griffiths room at the Charles Bailey Theatre. Be prepared to be frightened, enlightened, and delighted with authentic stories and digital stories from our region. Tickets are $10 and space is limited.

Tickets/registration available in person or by phone at the Charles Bailey Theatre Box Mon-Fri 12-4. Phone 250.368-9669 / 1501 Cedar Avenue Trail. Please visit www.trail-arts.com for more information.

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