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Story City Troupe
August 6, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT$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!
Born to a family of ten sons and a loving Mom and Dad, Kerri 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 him, and are told naturally, having received no training from Matt Dicks.
Jim descends from a long line of laconic New Hampshirites who reveled in the art of one word answers and statements. Too short to tell tall tales, too loquacious to tell short stories and too straight to construct a believable lie, he was an artist lacking an art. He was introduced to a microphone and has been telling stories ever since.
Sharen McKay began telling stories to dinner guests and sleepy children and has gone on to tell at the Moth, Tellebrations, Toastmasters events and with the Institute Library Story Sharing group in New Haven, CT. She gained experience as a story reader performing in the New Haven Review’s “Listen Here” series, reading her favorite chapter at the yearly Mystic Seaport reading of Moby Dick, and at events she organized at Best Video Performance Space in Hamden CT. She supports her story habit working as a researcher and teacher.
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.”