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[MOVED LOCATION] Story City Troupe

July 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$10
NOTE: Due to the lack of A/C, this particular event will be hosted across the street, in MAC 650. The Middletown Artist Coop. Parking is on Main Street, or behind the building off Green Street and It’s Only Natural. Apologies for the inconvenience. 
ABOUT:
Story City is a troupe of storytellers based in the Hartford, CT area and trained by Matt Dicks, one of The Moth’s champion storytellers. Story City Troupe uses The Moth Formula: all are true, personal stories, often funny, sometimes amazing, poignant or ironic and based on a single theme for the evening. The troupe members range in age from their 20’s to their 70’s, proving you can come up with a good story at any age.

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll identify!

This group is led by Sue Huggans and welcomes new members.

About the Feature Teller, Matthew Dicks:

Matt has been telling stories onstage since July of 2011 when he took the stage at a Moth StorySLAM at the Nuyorican’s Poets Café in New York. He dropped his name in the hat, and when Dan Kennedy called his name, he took the stage and told a story about pole vaulting in high school.

He recounts, “By some miracle, I won that night. More importantly, I fell in love with storytelling.

Since that night, I have competed in 63 Moth StorySLAMs in New York and Boston and have won 36. I’ve competed in 20 Moth GrandSLAM championships, winning 5 times. I’ve also performed in Moth Main Stage shows in New York, Boston, Pittsburgh, and North Hampton, MA. My stories have appeared on the Peabody Award winning The Moth Radio Hour and their weekly podcast.”

He has told stories for:

  • This American Life
  • The Story Collider
  • TED
  • The Liar Show
  • Out by Ten
  • Other People’s Stories
  • The Mouth
  • Literary Death Match

He has also hosted story slams for the Uptown Literary Festival, Purdue University, Yale University, Unitversity of Connecticut, Graded School in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and many others.

In 2013, Dick’s wife and he founded Speak Up, a storytelling organization that produces shows throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts and teaches storytelling to both beginning storytellers as well as experienced raconteurs.

Matthew Dicks is the internationally bestselling author of the novels Memoirs of an Imaginary FriendSomething MissingUnexpectedly, Milo, The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobsand the upcoming Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life through the Power of Storytelling, The Other Mother, and Cardboard Knight. His novels have been translated into more than 25 languages worldwide.

 

Details

Date:
July 6
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
$10

Organizer

The Buttonwood Tree
Phone:
(860) 347-4957
Email:
thebuttonwoodtree@gmail.com
Website:
http://buttonwood.org/

Venue

The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center
605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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Phone:
860-347-4957
Website:
http://www.buttonwood.org