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.
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.
The Force was with us on May 4th as Ex Fabula took over the stage at Milwaukee Central Library’s Centennial Hall for the MKE Big Read Bilingual StorySlam. This year Ex Fabula was pleased to partner with Milwaukee Public Library for the 2017 MKE Big Read and our Storytellers showed some amazing “Courage” as they shared stories on this theme.Continue reading “MKE Big Read: COURAGE”
Are you looking to advance your skills in a leadership capacity with a growing Milwaukee non-profit? You’ve come to the right place. We’re currently seeking applicants to serve in positions on our board of directors for Ex Fabula. We recently sat down with current board members for their insight into board service with us, and to possibly nudge you to submit your application before May 31.
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!
Ready for a dose of short stories on film? Ex Fabula is delighted to once again be a Community Partner forContinue reading “Stories We Tell: Milwaukee Film & Ex Fabula”
Easy Access: An ADA StorySlam recap
Two women. Sharing greetings, hugs & tears, they exchange a story or two along with exclamations of joy. Across the room, new connections were being formed and community building began to take shape.Continue reading “Women’s Community Dialogue recap”
In anticipation of Ex Fabula’s “Off the Record” Story Slam this Wednesday at Lucille’s Piano Bar, we present our second podcast. In this podcast you’ll hear Stephanie Kilen’s story that was recorded live at an Ex Fabula event held in April 2012 where the theme was “Better Left Unsaid.”
Listen above, or better yet, download and subscribe to our monthly podcasts over at iTunes. (If you like what you hear, give us a five star rating and leave a comment — those tasks satisfy fancy Internet algorithms and helps us get our name out there. Much obliged.)
We’ll see you Wednesday.
Yes, Ex Fabula is a live storytelling outfit. But we get it, you’re busy. You can’t make every event. No hard feelings.
Tell you what we’re going to do: We’re going to post monthly podcasts to iTunes.Continue reading “Ex Fabula Now A Podcast!”