Inspired by Desmond Tutu’s quote, “My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together”, the Untold Stories of Storied People Project is engaging nine storytellers from Jersey City, New Brunswick, Morristown, and Trenton in a 12-month project to develop and share the untold stories that define and contextualize their lives. Storytelling Arts’ unique pedagogy of story development, writing, and performance training helps participants disrupt old norms to support creative emancipation that is bringing breakthrough narratives on incarceration and reentry, ancestor legacy, indigenous phenomenology, and identity, among other topics, to audiences across the state.
Cynthia Renta is the strategic coordinator of the Untold Stories of Storied People Project. She developed the community partnerships and is designing training to teach the new storytellers how to sculpt their stories and strengthen their storytelling performance skills. Public storytelling performances that showcase and amplify the untold stories of project participants will be held this fall.
Cynthia’s email address: email@example.com
Upcoming Performance: A Durational Ritual Performance
Saturday, October 8, 2022, 12pm, 31 Hazel St, Morristown, NJ 07960
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: If you have any questions about the Untold Stories of Storied People Project please contact Cynthia Renta, Director of Community Projects at firstname.lastname@example.org.