Upstream Arts believes that one of the barriers to full inclusion is that the everyday stories about individuals with disabilities and their lives are missing. Storytelling and listening to one another’s stories are one way to break down barriers and undermine stigma that continues to separate individuals with and without disabilities. To inspire our community to tell their stories, and to invite new narratives about disability and ability, we sought out experts in the art of storytelling.
This winter, the acclaimed and award-winning storytelling non-profit The Moth carried out a Community Workshop with members of Upstream Arts community, including those with and without disabilities. Participants spent 12 hours crafting 5 minute stories around a theme.
Now, Upstream Arts is pleased to be a Special Guest of The Moth, at their monthly StorySLAM in February 2018. The Community Workshop participants will be in attendance and put their names in the evening’s drawing for a chance to tell their story on stage to a public audience around the theme of Love Hurts. Come out to share in a creative experience alongside individuals with and without disabilities, and to celebrate and support storytelling and storytellers of all abilities.
The Moth StorySLAM with Special Guest Upstream Arts
Everyone! Open to the public
Wednesday, February 28 at 7:30pm
Doors at 6:30pm
The Amsterdam Bar and Hall
6 W 6th St., St. Paul, MN 55102
Tickets are available online or at the door. $10.
Click here to purchase tickets.
About The Moth:
The Moth is an acclaimed nonprofit that works to promote the art and craft of storytelling and to honor the diversity and commonality of human experience. Through its ongoing programs, The Moth has presented over 23,000 stories to standing-room-only crowds worldwide and currently produces more than 500 live shows each year. The Moth podcast is downloaded over 44 million times a year, and each week, the Peabody Award-winning The Moth Radio Hour is heard on over 450 radio stations worldwide.
This event is made possible in part due to a generous sponsorship from the Bush Foundation.