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Sculptures and Stories Tour #1 – Are you ready?

Fresh air, art, and stories is a great way to spend your Saturday morning.

Ex Fabula and Sculpture Milwaukee are partnering for Sculptures & Stories TOMORROW, July 21st at 10:30a. Sculptures and Stories will explore some of the 21 exhibits from global artists.

“Art is incredible in that no two people experience it the same way. It evokes a personal response. Combining that experience with the Ex Fabula storytelling will create a particularly personal and unique experience for the participants,” Maggie Kuhn Jacobus, owner MKJ Communications and Sculpture Milwaukee committee co-chair.

Our tour will feature stories from Elaine Maly and Shawn Mitchell, plus you’ll be able to submit your own UltraShort via social media.

Tickets are available here

 


Vote now for Season 10 Themes

We’re prepping for a new season and we need YOU to help pick us themes for Season 10 StorySlams.

The following list was generated by the Slam Lords (a.k.a. Programming Team), a group of volunteers who plan our monthly Slams. They selected these from a master list of themes suggested by audience members. Now, we’d like to hear what you think so please vote!

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Meet your Season 9 ALL STARS

We’re headed back to Turner Hall, Friday May 18th 2018 to present Season 9 ALL STARS. It’s our Season ender featuring this Season’s winners from previous StorySlams. This year’s ALL STARS will feature 7 amazing community members telling their true, personal stories.

Meet the tellers who will be competing for your vote and the title of Season 9 Ex Fabula ALL STAR

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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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“Our Little Secret”: Meet the Storytellers, Part 2

Here it is, our last secret! (For now.) As many of you know, this Saturday, January 28th, Ex Fabula travels to Alverno’s Pitman Theatre for the New Year Spectacular with the theme “Our Little Secret.” Unlike our monthly Slams, this special event features 10-minute curated stories and is an afternoon (yep, a 3 pm show) not to be missed.

We’ve built the anticipation as high as possible, so let’s meet the last three Spectacular Storytellers!

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Meet the”Our Little Secret” Storytellers

The secret’s out! Our Spectacular little secret! This Saturday, January 28th, we’ll take Ex Fabula to Alverno’s Pitman Theatre for the New Year Spectacular with the theme “Our Little Secret.” Unlike our monthly StorySlams, this special event features 10-minute curated stories and is an afternoon (yep, it’s a 3 pm show) not to be missed.

However, before anyone takes the stage, we’d be remiss if we didn’t introduce the awesome Spectacular Storytellers.Continue reading “Meet the”Our Little Secret” Storytellers”


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Meet Carolina, Our New Community Connector & Public Ally!

I am very excited to be joining the Ex Fabula team while serving through Public Allies Milwaukee! I started my mission here as a Public Ally to expand representation of diverse groups of people and uplift their very unique experiences. My passion for equity started far before college. I’m a first generation Chilean-American and grew up in a bilingual household. My parents raised me with strong ethics and compassion for others.  Naturally I developed my desires early on.

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Meet Jacqueline

by Ex Fabula blogger Kimberly M Ousley with Jacqueline Rice.

You’ve been to a few StorySlams, attended a workshop; perhaps you’ve volunteered a time or two. Looking for another way to get involved? How about a season membership? Ex Fabula memberships were introduced at the start of Season Five and have been in full swing ever since. Kimberly sat down with Jacqueline Rice to learn more about her interest in Ex Fabula and the reasons she became a member. 

Jacqueline is a Wisconsin native, librarian-at-large, mother, wife, wordsmith & caretaker of the environment. And though she’s traveled from Tobago to Tasmania, Milwaukee is her home.

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Vote for Ex Fabula Season Eight Themes

Vote for Season 8 themes

Ex Fabula is all about community, so it’s only natural to involve the community in selecting themes for our Season 8 public StorySlams!

The following list of themes was created by the “Slam Lords” (f.k.a. Programming), a group of volunteers who plan our monthly Slams and fill key roles like Stage Manager and UltraShorts lead. They selected these from a master list of themes that have been suggested by audience members over the years, and now they’d like to find out which ones are your favorites!

What themes would you like to see during Season 8? Vote for up to three. Poll closes July 10!

  • Only in Milwaukee (15%, 76 Votes)
  • It's Complicated (8%, 43 Votes)
  • Unfinished Business (8%, 40 Votes)
  • Acquired Taste (6%, 33 Votes)
  • Risking It (6%, 31 Votes)
  • Perfect Storm (6%, 29 Votes)
  • Our Little Secret (6%, 29 Votes)
  • Deal with the Devil (5%, 28 Votes)
  • Change of Heart (5%, 27 Votes)
  • Brush with Fame (5%, 26 Votes)
  • In Theory (5%, 25 Votes)
  • Dignity (5%, 24 Votes)
  • Timing (4%, 21 Votes)
  • Great Expectations (4%, 20 Votes)
  • Grin and Bear it (3%, 16 Votes)
  • Day One (3%, 14 Votes)
  • Beginner's Luck (3%, 13 Votes)
  • Child's Play (2%, 11 Votes)
  • Wiggle Room (2%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 175

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American Dream/Sueño Americano

Hola! ¿Te gustaría escuchar historias personales? On Thursday locals poured into Hot Water Wherehouse for a what was sure to be a very unique evening. Continue reading “American Dream/Sueño Americano”