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Word Plays: Storytelling at Proctors 2021/22
Our Fifteenth Season -- now on Zoom

Second Sundays, September - November, January - April, at 4-6 pm

Get the Zoom link by joining our email list http://bit.ly/storycircle-signup.

Please sign up at least 90 minutes before show time. All those signed up will receive the Zoom link for each performance on: the morning before the performance; and again an hour before show time.

If you're one of those people who lingers in your car long after reaching a destination just to hear the end of Garrison Keillor's "The News from Lake Wobegon" or Ira Glass on "This American Life," then Word Plays may be for you.

Many performers will be telling during this season. At each Word Play, a different group of performers tell rarely heard contemporary and traditional stories about celebrating the human spirit. You will discover that Word Plays is a shared experience between the audience and the performer, combining the intensity of a solo performer with the intimacy of a face-to-face conversation.

Each show has its own theme where each story told relates to that theme.

A note from a listener:

"I thoroughly enjoyed today's wonderful storytelling on Zoom.

I attended Word Plays at Proctors whenever my schedule allowed. I am so glad I can hear these great tellers again.

Story is so much more effective in pointing out our common human experience than lecture is."

Click here to watch many of our performers tell stories. Click here to find out about our performers.

PRICE: Pay by performance: Suggested donation per person per performance: $12
Become a Season Patron: Suggested donation per person for our seven performance season: $60

We realize that many people have been financially impacted by COVID-19. Any amount that you are able to donate will be greatly appreciated. Proctors, the performing arts center where we normally perform, is graciously handling online donations for us.

Donate here http://bit.ly/storycircle-donate.
Or send a check made out to “STORY CIRCLE” to
Kate Dudding, 8 Sandalwood Drive, Clifton Park, NY 12065

Sept. 12 These people believe in kindness:

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. - Aesop

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. - The 14th Dalai Lama

How do we change the world? One random act of kindness at a time. - Morgan Freeman

Come hear these tellers share stories of kindness: Fran Berger, Margaret French, Marni Gillard, Christie Keegan, Claire Nolan, Beverly Schwartz and Priscilla Sprague.


Grace and Forgiveness
Oct. 10 Here are two quotes about grace and forgiveness:

"Forgive yourself; you are not perfect.
Show yourself grace; you are still learning." Shannon Yvette Tanner

"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." Gandhi

Come hear these storytellers share stories of grace and forgiveness:

Alden (Joe) Doolittle, Kate Dudding, Margaret French, Eileen Egan Mack, Bonnie Mion, Claire Nolan, Sandy Schuman and Beverly Schwartz.

Showing Up and Carrying On
Nov. 14 Here are two quotes about showing up and carrying on:

"My students have shown me so many times that it's not always about being the perfect person in the perfect position - it's about showing up when you're needed." Dr. Jill Biden

"There is absolutely nothing that you can control except showing up and doing your job." Tituss Burgess Tanner

"Showing up is not all of life - but it counts for a lot." Hillary Rodham Clinton

Come hear these storytellers share stories on this important topic:

Jeri Burns, Alden (Joe) Doolittle, Marni Gillard, Eileen Egan Mack, Linda McKenney, Mary Murphy and Sandy Schuman.

Word Plays was inspired by 2nd Story, produced by Serendipity Theatre in Chicago.

Story Circle is one of the first resident storytelling companies
at a US performing arts center

Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady, New York 12305
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