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 Connecticut Historical Society, and many other theaters, venues, universities, and more.
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 2017-2018
September 23: "Now or Never" at Space Ballroom, Hamden (7:30 PM)
October 19: "Walk of Shame" at Infinity Hall Hartford (8:00 PM)
November 3: "Transit" at Real Art Ways (7:30 PM)
December 1: "Patios, Pools, & the American Backyard" at CT Historical Society (7:00 PM)
October 6: Beginners storytelling workshop, CT Historical Society (9:30-4:30)
November 17: Advanced storytelling workshop, CT Historical Society (9:30-4:30)
December 7-9: Beginner's storytelling weekend, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Stockbridge, MA
ACCEPTING PITCHES TO THE FOLLOWING SHOWS AND THEMES:
"PATIOS, POOLS, AND THE AMERICAN BACKYARD"