Description: Every place has a story. Narratives can span in time and place, from millennia to centuries, from yesterday to tomorrow, from history to fiction. Parks, historic buildings, waterfronts, town squares, abandoned lots, and storefronts can all be activated and better used through storytelling. Community-inspired performances and events can be a great way to learn more about a particular site and the people who use it every day. Attendees will dig into the story of a particular site, learn how to brainstorm ideas for events, and ultimately bridge the gap between a community and a place through storytelling, listening, making, and experiencing.
Instructor: Thomas Young, MLA
Key Audiences: Event planners, theater producers, community leaders