New Theatrical Form Personalizes Detroit Stories

The Story Owners Collective announces a brand new form of personal story-telling theater, with their Detroit premiere of THE RED THREAD: Interwoven Performance Portraits. The play uses personal narrative to honor individual journeys while revealing social interconnectedness. An ancient Chinese proverb speaks of an invisible red thread of destiny, which connects all humans to each other. It is said that this magical cord may tangle or stretch but will never break.

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Performing Activism in Detroit

By: Julie Rosier

I am seeking to develop a performance activism project, where a group of people will tell their own stories on stage through a collage performance. This collective storytelling extravaganza will portray under-told personal stories about the intersections of identity, exploring relationships between categories such as class, race, gender, sexuality and the place where each of us is from, with the ultimate intention of spurring grassroots organizing and social change. Continue reading

We Must Each Become the Change

By: Julie Rosier

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood,
divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the
vast and endless sea.”
– Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Obama has the audacity to hope. He also had the audacity to build a
campaign to run for president. He wanted to see change in America’s
electoral politics and he decided to become that change.

As we hear his story and witness the success of his efforts, a yearning
develops in each of us. Initially, it sounds like a babbling brook
right in our own backyard. “I must be the change,” the trickle of hope
tells us. “We must each build a boat to take us to the beloved sea of
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