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Guthrie Theater May 7, 2020 A Message From Artistic Director Joseph Haj While this video is about theater, its message also applies to storytelling. This heartfelt video is about the future of theater and why nothing can replace the centuries-old tradition of gathering together.
CBC.CA March 29, 2020 Stories let us share information in a way that creates an emotional connection. They help us to understand that information and each other, and it makes the information memorable. Because stories create an emotional connection, we can gain a deeper understanding of other people’s experiences. That not only helps us to
BBC.com May 3, 2018 Today, the average adult is still thought to spend at least 6% of the waking day engrossed in fictional stories on our various screens. From an evolutionary point of view, that would be an awful lot of time and energy to expend on pure escapism, but psychologists and literary theorists have
CBS 21 December 14, 2019 Lancaster City was named the 6th “Welcoming City” in the U.S. this past September. As part of the Pennsylvania Refugee Resettlement program, 401 asylum seekers now call Lancaster home. And while Lancaster has many Amish families who have lived there for many generations, there’s not a lot of mixing between
ABC News December 28, 2019 To foster communication between generations and enhance social participation on the part of the elderly, The Korean Studies Institute started the storytelling granny program in 2009 to train female senior citizens to tell old tales to kindergartners. “I tell over 30 stories to children in a year. I hope they
The Atlantic December 2019 by Lin-Manuel Miranda “ll art is political. In tense, fractious times—like our current moment—all art is political. But even during those times when politics and the future of our country itself are not the source of constant worry and anxiety, art is still political. Art lives in the world, and we
KUCB Your voice in the Aleutians September 9, 2019 This Saturday, Unalaska is hosting the second annual Bering Sea Women’s Conference. Organizer Beatriz Dietrick said, “Storytelling is a very powerful tool and it can promote empathy, connectedness, and be very helpful for building strength in a community. And the idea was to focus more on involving
Addiction Professional September 9, 2019 Matt Conway and T.J. Murphy started RecoverYdia (a hybrid of “recovery” and “media”) as “our response to a suffering world.” They want to counteract the loneliness that has enveloped a technology-connected world by using that world to share moments of personal triumph. Murphy says he and Conway have set out to
Portland Press Herald, Maine September 8, 2019 As an immigrant from Brazil and a US citizen for 18 years, storyteller and mime Antonia Rocha hopes to show people there’s nothing to fear. Rocha treats his stories as bridges of understanding, and tells school kids he works with, “When you encounter something different – an