Everyone has a story. The Orpheum Theatre Group values all stories and believes in making space for those stories to be shared. When we share stories and listen deeply to one another, we are able to question, reflect, grow, learn, and lean into the future with a more shared human understanding. We are able to transform ourselves, our communities, and our world.
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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 Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 7pm and Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 7pm. All performances will be interpreted in American Sign Language by BridgesWEST.
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?
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 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?
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