“Last Straw”: A Recap Blog

While the recent snow may have Milwaukeeans thinking it’s the last straw for winter, Ex Fabula hosted its last StorySlam of Season 9 on the theme of “Last Straw” at the Times Cinema on April 10th. A full house enjoyed emcees Leah Delaney and Nelson Lopez read the audience’s UltraShorts to think about the many ways we experience the “last straw” in our lives, and state representative, Evan Goyke, welcomed everyone to “The [Washington] Heights” neighborhood.

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A Recap: “TMI” StorySlam at Garfield’s 502

TMI – Too. Much. Information. Rolling out the March 22nd Story Slam, Ex Fabula asked for it, and the story tellers who took the stage at Garfield’s 502 delivered. Body fluids spilled and spewed from body orifices. Boundaries were crossed, privacy was violated, and judging from the constant laughter, a good time was had by all.

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A collage of images from Ex Fabula events: an elegant Black woman at a microphone; an older white man at a workshop; a microphone; two young white women laughing; a young Asian man in a suit, standing a mic.

How can Ex Fabula improve?

Hi there,

Can I ask a favor? It would mean a lot!

Please, help us to plan for Season 10 by filling out this short survey.

A collage of images from Ex Fabula events: an elegant Black woman at a microphone; an older white man at a workshop; a microphone; two young white women laughing; a young Asian man in a suit, standing a mic. It will only take 2 minutes to complete. Your ideas will shape Ex Fabula programming – plus, you could win an Ex Fabula membership.

Don’t delay – the survey will be open through Wednesday March 7, 2018

Thanks in advance; Ex Fabula is a community effort, and you are a crucial part of it 🙂

-megan

 


A New Spectacular Recap

We returned to the Turner Hall Ballroom for our New Year Spectacular: Break Free. Six curated storytellers took the stage to share their stories of breaking free including heartwarming and hilarious UltraShorts in-between.

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New Year Spectacular Sneak Peek!!

2017 ended with Ex Fabula tellers sharing their traditions. Ex Fabula will start 2018 by celebrating the bad habits, relationships, mindsets we broke free of. Continue reading “New Year Spectacular Sneak Peek!!”


A StorySlam: Tradition Recap

To end 2017, we brought our Ex Fabulite family together for one last StorySlam: Tradition at the Milwaukee Public Museum. We walked through dinosaurs, old Milwaukee and the rain forest to get to the show but it was worth it. Old and new traditions were explored as members and first time storytellers took the stage.

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Risking It: A Recap

Risk. Some people avoid it like the plague, taking calculated risks only when absolutely necessary. Others believe without risk there’s no real reward. On Friday, November 17th the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center invited Ex Fabula to its beautiful stage for a special, curated Storytelling event focused on the theme “Risking It.” The event featured stories from community members – including several first-time tellers who participated in storytelling workshops earlier this fall.

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Havenwoods neighbors share the promise and heartache of a distinct community

Havenwoods neighbors partnered with Ex Fabula to tell their stories of righting wrongs and growing businesses, of old shopping trips and newfound love, as part of an event that highlighted a community that stands out beyond Milwaukee.

“People in this part of Milwaukee have figured out how to create communities and businesses and workplaces and parks that reach across boundaries of race, ethnicity and class in ways other parts of the city and nation have not figured out,” said Dr. Aims McGuinness, a historian from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, during the event.

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