Saturday, September 30, 2006

Stoop Storytelling - School Daze

Thursday night, I went to the Creative Alliance to see Stoop Storytelling. It's a program where local Baltimoreans from various walks of life have 7 minutes to tell a story based upon a certain theme. Turns out, I went to high school with one of the show's curators, Laura Wexler (right above).
The theme this evening was School Daze: Stories about Education and Miseducation. Featured storytellers included Montel Williams' brother Herman, NPR producer Tracy Wahl, poet-manicurist Jael Freedman, and Baltimore City teacher Cranston Dize. Some stories were funny, others were sad. Three audience members also were able to come onstage to tell stories of their own.
Opening up the show was Caleb Stine and the Brakemen- a roots/country band that did a couple of Townes Van Zandt covers. I think I saw the bassist at a Tranquil Music night.

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