The Orpheum Theatre Group prioritizes the safety of our audiences, artists, staff, and volunteers. In the interest of caution regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we have postponed Story Fest originally scheduled for April 15-16. New dates have not yet been set.
We are committed to making sure these incredible students have the opportunity to tell their stories and that the community has the chance to hear them.
All free tickets reserved for the April 15-16 dates will be held for the rescheduled dates. We are working diligently to provide new dates and will send more information as soon as we have it. We will update this page with additional information as soon as it becomes available.
You can find the most up-to-date information about the Orpheum Theatre Group’s coronavirus precautions at orpheum-memphis.com/covid19. We are closely and consistently monitoring information about the virus and its impact, and we will continue to evaluate procedures according to the guidance of the CDC as well as city and state officials.
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When we hear each other’s stories, we grow as a community. Join us for a two-night festival showcasing Memphis stories. An intergenerational group of participants from across Memphis have collaborated with the Orpheum Theatre Group to create original documentaries and theatrical performances sharing their stories in their own words.
Story Fest features FREE short-film screenings, live performances, and community reflections at the Halloran Centre. All performances will be interpreted in American Sign Language by BridgesWEST.
Night One (TBD)
Listen Up! LEGACY 2
This digital storytelling documentary (in partnership with 7 student artists from The Live Seed at Douglass High School) follows the journey of young Memphians as they define and shape their individual legacies.
From Where I Stand: Lost and Found
This theatrical storytelling performance (in partnership with Overton High School) explores stories of being lost and found. What does it mean to be lost? What does it mean to lose ourselves, relationships, and ideas as we develop? What does it mean to find your passion, your friends, your sense of identity?
Night Two (TBD)
Listen Up! IMPACT
This digital storytelling documentary (in partnership with the National Coalition of 100 Black Women–Memphis Chapter, The Butterfly Effect Girls Mentoring Program, NCBW mentees from Memphis Academy of Health Sciences Middle School, and Raising the B.A.R Community Development) follows the journey of several Memphis based mentoring communities programs as they discover the rippling impact of serving others.
From Where I Stand: Refugee Portraits
This theatrical storytelling performance (in partnership with the Refugee Empowerment Program) asks us to look beyond the headlines and see the real people behind them. Youth refugees perform stories about how they grapple with identity, belief, and displacement from their homelands. Do our differences provide a point of conflict or are they part of a uniquely American experience? What does it mean to discover who you are in a place so different from where you came?