WHAT IS SPEAK UP?
Speak Up is a Hartford-based storytelling organization that seeks to promote the art of personal storytelling to a wide audience and foster and support a community of storytellers in Connecticut. Speak Up brings professional and amateur storytellers to the 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 and professionals at all levels.
Speak Up shows feature storytellers who tell true stories from their lives on a predetermined theme. Our shows showcase a blend of seasoned storytellers and people telling stories for the first time.
Speak Up has established partnerships with Real Art Ways, Infinity Hall, The Mount, The Connecticut Historical Society, The Noah Webster House, Kingswood Oxford School, Amity Regional High School, and the Farmington Library.
Shows are produced by Matthew and Elysha Dicks. They are hosted by Elysha Dicks, and Matthew Dicks serves as one of the storytellers for the evening.
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STORYTELLING SHOWS 2016
October 22: "Trick or Treat" at The Mount in Lenox, MA
October 27: "Promises" at Infinity Hall, Hartford, CT
November 19: "Ouch" at Real Art Ways
December 1: "Change of Heart" at Infinity Hall, Norfolk, CT
December 15: "Tipping Point" at Greater New Haven JCC
STORYTELLING SHOWS 2017
January 26: Speak Up at Infinity Hall Hartford (8:00 PM)
February 25: Speak Up at CT Historical Society (8:00 PM)
April 8: Speak Up at the Unitarian Universalist Society (7:30 PM)
May 4: Speak Up at Infinity Hall, Hartford (8:00 PM)
June 24: Speak Up at CT Historical Society (8:00 PM)
August 3: Speak Up Infinity Hall, Norfolk, CT (8:00 PM)
October 26: Speak Up Infinity Hall, Hartford, CT (8:00 PM)
November 19: Teens and Tweens storytelling workshop at CHS (9:30-12:30)
December 9-11: Storytelling weekend workshop at Kripalu, Stockbridge, MA
January 7: Beginners storytelling workshop at CT Historical Society
January 28: Advanced level storytelling workshop at CT Historical Society
March 18: Beginners level storytelling workshop at CT Historical Society
April 4: Advanced level storytelling workshop at CT Historical Society
May 12-14: Storytelling weekend workshop for kids at Kripalu, Stockbridge, MA
July 31- August 4: Speak Up Boot Camp, CT Historical Society
ACCEPTING PITCHES TO THE FOLLOWING SHOWS AND THEMES: