Ex Fabula—from the Latin for “from stories”—will host its inaugural storytelling event on November 19, 2009 at 8:00 pm at Art Bar, which is located at 722 E. Burleigh St. in Milwaukee's RiverWest neighborhood.
The theme for the night is “Beginnings” and there will be a $3 charge to support future events.
This first event will feature three different storytelling formats:
• “The Solo.” Individual storytellers—some selected in advance, and some drawn at random from people who have signed up—tell true, five minute stories without notes.
• “The Rashomon.” In this format named after Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa’s classic that explores multiple perspectives, two storytellers will tell their versions of the same story. The rub: they won’t be able to hear the other’s telling.
• “The Terkel.” A question and answer interview format. Think Studs Terkel in your living room coaxing vignettes from an everyman, if your living room was a stage at the Art Bar and the everyman was your father.
Audience members will crown their favorite storyteller at the end of the night.
Those who are interested in trying their hand at “The Solo” should arrive promptly at 7:30 to sign-up for the chance. Would-be storytellers should choose stories that tie in to the theme and practice without notes and to the five minute time limit.
For more details about how to prepare a great story, go to http://freepdfhosting.com/d17c5a891c.pdf. You can follow Ex Fabula on Twitter @exfabulamke.
Ex Fabula Founders: Leah Delaney, Megan McGee, Matt Sabljak, Amy Schleicher, Adam Weise
Thank you to our Founding sponsor, WMSE 91.7, and our Event sponsor, WUWM 89.7!
Added by alaneos99 on November 17, 2009