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Story City Troupe
April 7, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$10
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!
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This month’s cast:
A long-time fan of The Moth stories on NPR radio, Sue took Matt Dick’s storytelling class and discovered a passion for the art. Wanting to create lots of opportunities to tell stories, Sue rounded up about a dozen people also passionate for the genre and started the Story City Troupe. Check out the troupe’s Facebook page named “storycitytroupe.”
Mike is a long time lawyer, short time story teller. A father of two children who have little tolerance for him, he is enjoying the empty nest he is sharing with his wife. Raised in New York by a rowdy gang of New Yorkers, there are plenty of stories to tell, but he’ll have to kill you if you hear them.
Maire Greene comes from long line of storytellers. She learned to tell stories at her Grandma’s knee and from listening to her dad an accomplished Irish storyteller. Maire has told stories for SpeakUp Ct, at numerous fundraisers and local shows and at DiLoretto School in New Britain where she appears weekly as Mother Goose, telling stories to the second grade classes.
Born to a family of ten sons and a loving Mom and Dad, we experienced life in the frigid scape of far northern Maine, the near bliss of a small New England town, the rural hills of southern Virginia, and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, to name a few. The stories of those faces and those places are a passion deep within me.
Tom Ouimet recently retired from a 35-year career as an environmental health and safety professional during which he produced scores of safety training videos and web-based safety training programs. He is now a full-time Life Explorer of the third 3rd of his life with his wife of 33 years, Jeanne. Tom loves Belgian beer, sushi, is an avid photographer/videographer and has an interest in producing non-linear documentaries. He loves bicycling, kayaking and hiking all made possible by his two artificial knees and left hip. Tom has been telling stories for years. First to his now adult children in the form of never ending stories, each one beginning where it left off the night before, and also in his work as a safety trainer. He stumbled upon “The Moth” style of storytelling a year ago, took some workshops with Matt Dicks, and has told a couple of stories at Speak Up events with Matt as well as put his name in a hat and made a guest appearance with Story City in January. Tom is intrigued by the power of personal life stories to heal the soul, bring sense to life’s experiences and illuminate the beauty in our relationships