Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse

Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse

Fall 2017 Season – Just 'Cause

Sometimes storytelling addresses everyday reality through metaphor; sometimes it addresses reality head on. This fall, Norah Dooley, Darci Tucker, and Robin Bady bring personal and historical stories which are, themselves, metaphors for our time.

Norah Dooley performs Disobedient
Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

"His story broke my world view wide open. He was a kid my age, working with Cesar Chavez to win better conditions for his family of itinerant farm workers.” Before that moment, storyteller Norah Dooley believed that every promise of our "exceptional" US democracy was a common reality. She hopes her stories about her arrest as a supporter of Chavez’s United Farm Workers, her civil-disobedience last summer for obstructing construction of a fossil-fuel pipeline - and many a "just cause" in between - will help others think of ways to make the dream of "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" a reality for all people. 
(Appropriate for adults and youth 14 and older.)

Norah Dooley, educator, children’s author, and storyteller, specializes in teaching people the importance of storytelling. Norah was a co-founder of As the director of StoriesLive she helped thousands of Greater Boston middle and high school students learn to tell their personal stories. Currently she works for economic, racial, and climate justice with SEIU’s Faculty Forward union.

Darci Tucker performs Upon a White Horse
Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

100 years ago the women of New York won the right to vote, thanks in part to “the lady on the white horse.” A graduate of the NYU School of Law, Inez Milholland used her looks and her brains to bring attention to the cause of women’s suffrage. Called the “Poster Girl of Radicalism” by the NY Times, this lawyer, war correspondent and outspoken crusader for social justice literally worked herself to death for the cause of women’s suffrage. Storyteller Darci Tucker will bring her back to life. (Appropriate for adults and youth 12 and older.)
Darci Tucker, playwright, actress, and storyteller, has told stories at festivals across the US, created a character interpretation program at a TN university, and regularly performs her original, one-woman play, Revolutionary Women, in schools across the nation. She founded American Lives in 2000 to bring history to life for students and museum visitors.
Robin Bady performs Nancy Drewinsky and The Search for the Missing Letter
Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

On October 20, 1953, Senator Joseph McCarthy arrived at the Army Signal Corp labs at Ft. Monmouth, NJ, looking to uncover and destroy a Communist spy ring. Storyteller Robin Bady is not afraid of the bogeyman; she knows who haunts her. It is Senator McCarthy, instigator of the anti-Communist witch hunts of the 1950s. To name her fears and claim her truth, Robin reveals the deeply personal story of what happened when her father, who worked at the Ft. Monmouth labs, was accused of being a traitor and Communist spy. And how her family was never the same. 
(Appropriate for adults and youth 12 and older.)

Robin Bady, storyteller, writer, and arts educator, performs and teaches storytelling on three continents. Robin’s projects aim to show what needs to be corrected and celebrate what needs to be celebrated.  Recent projects include: Aesop Sez: Fable for our Times and The Rootabaga Stories of Carl Sandburg, with musicians Skip LaPlante and Concetta Abbate. Robin is a MothSlam winner and hosts the monthly BADY House Storytelling 

All shows are at the historic Provincetown Playhouse at 133 Macdougal Street, NYC.

Events are free.
Sept. 24 and Nov. 5 shows are at 3:00 p.m.; Oct. 22 show is at 1:00 p.m.
Box office opens one hour before the show.
Information line  212-998-5867
David Montgomery, Program Director, Program in Educational Theatre
Regina Ress, Producer