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Amazing Things Arts Center



February 24, 2017 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

“People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact, it’s the other way around.” — Terry Pratchett

Fugitive Stories is an event that brings new and experienced storytellers together to challenge and delight us with this profoundly personal, accessible craft.  We bring Moth and Massmouth Slam winners from Greater Boston who prepare a five- to six-minute story on a theme.  Featured storytellers are Kemp Harris, Finley Smith, and Katie Liesener, Massmouth’s 2016 Grand Champion and a Moth Grand Slam finalist.

Kemp Harris is a storyteller, Newton school teacher, composer, musician, children’s author, and actor. He has performed as a storyteller at festivals, schools, and libraries across the country. Katie Liesener , a past Moth Grand Slam Winner and MassMouth Grand Champion, is active in keeping the art of real storytelling alive and well–and mesmerizes audiences with true stories that describe life’s moments and her intimate challenges with them.  Finley Smith is a voice actor and professional tutor/teacher and has performed in several community theater productions including Framingham Community Theater. Moth StorySlam Winner Amanda Goodwin will round out the featured story tellers.  Amanda is the Head of Storytelling and Stewardship at The Life is Good Kids Foundation where she shares the many stories of the Foundation’s life-changing social work.  Before finding her place at Life is Good, she served as the Director of On-Air Fundraising and Marketing at the WGBH Educational Foundation – which means if you’ve ever heard a pledge drive on public radio or public television here in New England, she likely had a part in it.  When Amanda isn’t steeped in the stories of non-profits, she’s busy crafting and sharing stories of her own.

In addition, we’ve invited two Framingham residents to share their stories of Tolerance.  Rev. Dr. J. Anthony Lloyd has served for the past 25 years as the pastor of the Greater Framingham Community Church, an interdenominational church of over 450 households serving the MetroWest area. Originally from Philadelphia, PA he has several degrees including a Doctor of Ministry degree in the area of Preaching for social change from United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio.  We are also very pleased to include Furquaan Syed, 14, a member of Masjid-e-Basheer in Framingham.

We also invite audience members to prepare stories in advance and drop their names in a hat.  If chosen, they tell their tale.

Tonight’s theme: Tolerance.

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Members: $10.00; Non-members $13.00.  Students $10.00.

(no other discounts for this show)

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!  This is a General Admission event: doors will open at 7:15pm.

We’re hosting Fugitive Stories in collaboration with Access Framingham, celebrating their 10th year!  AF-TV will be on hand before  and after the show and during intermission to do “Purple Carpet Shout Outs”, and of course to be taping the show!


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