CHS is excited to partner with Speak Up to bring their unique brand of engaging storytelling to our members and visitors for another performance. The theme of the evening is “Coming Home” to accompany our exhibit Growing Up in Connecticut which will be open from May 23 until October 15.
Speak Up is a Hartford-based storytelling organization that seeks to promote the art of personal storytelling to a wide audience and build a community of storytellers in Connecticut. Speak Up brings professional and amateur storytellers to stage to share true stories from their lives. Speak Up founders and producers Matthew and Elysha Dicks work closely with storytellers to help them craft their stories for the stage and teach storytelling workshops to storytellers at all levels.
Speak Up storytelling shows feature 6-8 storytellers who tell true stories from their lives on a predetermined theme. Shows include a blend of seasoned storytellers and people telling stories for the first time. Stories are 6-8 minutes in length. Shows are hosted by Speak Up producer Elysha Dicks, and storyteller, and producer Matthew Dicks serves as one of the storytellers for the evening.
Tickets are $12 for CHS members and $15 for non-members. Seating is limited. Tickets are available online–click here. Tickets may be purchased online until 5:00 pm the day of the show, and then they are available at the door beginning at 6:45 pm.
Doors open at 7:00 pm with free access to the Galleries and the performance begins at 8:00 pm.