All shows are at 7 pm at The Sea of Glass Center for the Arts,
330 E. 7th Street.
January 9- Hindsight (curated by Adam Hostetter and Penelope Starr)
Stories from the shoulda – coulda – woulda club. They say hindsight is 20/20. If you knew then what you know now . . . how would your life be different? Would you make the same choices or would you take a different path? Are our lives predetermined by fate or do we exercise free will? Or, is it some odd combination of the two?
Feb 6- Dirty (curated by Roscoe Mutz)
March 5 – Sweet Sixteen (curated by Ana Gaskin)
April 2 – Kale: Reversals of Fortune (curated by Tracey Kurtzman & Steve Braun)
Once upon a time kale was used as a colorful, frilly buffet garnish, then thrown away. Nobody ate it. Then, seemingly overnight, everyone started eating kale. Once upon a time Snoop Dog was an anti-establishment gangsta; now he hosts a TV game show and is BFFs with Martha Stewart. Once upon a time nerds were not cool; now geek is chic. Do you have a story about reversals of fortune? Did you turn in your gangsta badge for a soccer-mom mini van. Or, do you just like kale? We want to hear it.”
May 7 – Savage (curated by Jess Kapp)
June 4- Liar, Liar (curated by Ethel Lee-Miller, Produced by Penelope Starr)
July 2 – Vagabond Dreams (curated by Joe Silins, Produced by Roscoe Mutz)
August 6- Shame (curated by Heather Hughes & Diane Delp)
Shame is a loaded word for a loaded emotion. This potent cocktail of disgrace, humiliation, and guilt is one that most of us would prefer to have never imbibed.
Is there a person, a moment, an action (or inaction), or a thought that causes you to feel shame? Have you ever shamed somebody? Is there a collective shame that you carry with you? Whether shame has held you back or motivated you, we want to hear about it. And don’t worry: Whatever your story, we will not shame you.
Sept 3 – Invisible-A Bilingual Event (curated by Tony Paniagua)
Oct 1 – Stranger Things (curated by Roscoe Mutz & Steve Braun)
Nov 5 – Karma (curated by Bella Vivante, produced by Ethel Lee-Miller)
Dec 3 – Snowflake (curated by Phil Gordon, produced by Roscoe Mutz)
JOIN US: Do you have a story for one of our upcoming themes? Pitch us a story!
The themes are meant to be interpreted from a broad range of perspectives. If you are shy about telling a story, we give lots of support and helpful hints. There is a rehearsal a week before the event to run through the stories, get feedback, meet the other storytellers and share some food together.
Email us at stories@Odysseystorytelling.com with if you have any questions. Join our email list to keep up on what’s happening at Odyssey.
Perhaps the most essential gift we can give as humans is to hold space for others; to bear witness to their lives. Odyssey Storytelling has been bringing personal stories to live audiences every month since 2004.