Life In One Night: Live audio storytelling from cradle to grave

CREATOR/PRODUCER

What do our lives sound like? Six local audio producers played and performed stories that they crafted from real people in RI and beyond. Each story relates to a different stage of life - birth, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, late age, and death - through a blend of recordings and live sounds.  A two-hour show hosted by This American Life's Torey Malatia.

Watch the story that I produced and narrated: "Explained Infertility."


StoryCityPVD

CO-CREATOR

Tell a story about... falling in love; saying goodbye; fighting for something; a time you felt different from those around you; one thing that made you leave, stay or return to RI; a place in RI where you belong.

We designed and facilitated a space for public narratives at PVDFest - Providence's festival for the arts - where participants could pause, have intimate and unplanned interactions with strangers, and map their personal stories. 

Hundreds of participants visited our "living room" - set up with a rug, coffee table, and two armchairs - to tell a story to a friend or stranger, and filled out a card with a detail from the story they'll always remember. The project was supported by an Artist Grant from the City of Providence.


Stories From the Field

PRODUCER

A night of live storytelling with Rhode Island's farm and fishing community at Mount Hope Farm.


Storytelling Speaker Series

ORGANIZER/FACILITATOR

What does it mean to be a storyteller? How do stories remain relevant in an ever-evolving and expanding world? The Storytelling Speaker Series at Brown University hosts speakers and discussions in order to explore the intersection of media, storytelling, and social impact. 

Watch a presentation by National Geographic's Keith Jenkins and a conversation with Waiting for Superman and He Named Me Malala Director Davis Guggenheim.


Listening Room

CREATOR

Every so often, I set up two chairs at a nearby park. I bring lollipops and water and questions for anyone who chooses to stop. No recordings, just real conversation. This idea grew into StoryCityPVD (above).