Finding Your Voice on the Road

It’s those long drives with good friends that start great memories and even better stories. Road trips are some of our best memories and stories to tell, and the most interesting to listen to. Join us on October 19, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. to hear the best road trip stories, but in the meantime, see what they have to say here.

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Art, Stories, Power, Dissent

Ex Fabula recently joined the Chipstone Foundation at the Milwaukee Art Museum for a special storytelling workshop. First, Chipstone staff took attendees on a powerful and moving gallery tour of the nineteenth-century ceramics of David Drake and other artists of the African diaspora; then, participants brainstormed, structured, and shared complex personal, true stories of power, identity, ownership, resistance, and dissent.Continue reading “Art, Stories, Power, Dissent”


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Waukesha Reads 2016

We’re thrilled to partner with Waukesha Reads again to unite the community through great books! As part of the NEA’s Big Read, Waukesha Reads invites community members to read (or re-read) To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and then explore the book through discussions, performances, and community events running September 30 – November 13.  Ex Fabula, as in the last 3 years, will present a Storytelling workshop and a StorySlam that explore one of the book’s themes – which will be “Loss of Innocence”.

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ALL STARS 2016: Game Changer Recap

The end of the season…..already? Yes, its true. On Saturday, Ex Fabula concluded another spectacular season with the annual ALL STARS StorySlam.  Locals filled the Pitman Theatre to hear fresh, ten-minute true, personal tales from this season’s Audience Favorites relating to the evening’s theme Game ChangerContinue reading “ALL STARS 2016: Game Changer Recap”


Forgotten:Recap

Mother Nature, did you forget that it’s spring? While we continue to navigate the fluctuating weather patterns, locals packed into the Times Cinema on Tuesday evening for true, personal stories relating to the theme of Forgotten’.Continue reading “Forgotten:Recap”


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”


Music & Storytelling: February Events

Music and storytelling are two sides of the same coin. Each is rooted in a personal truth and carries its own distinct rhythm and universal language. With such a wide variety of melodies, manuscripts & oral recordings to choose from, one is bound to find something that resonates within. Music and storytelling continue to allow us to connect with unknown worlds and individuals; relive forgotten moments, work though our emotions. Some elements frighten us, while others grab on tight to our curiosities imploring us to go beyond our comfort zones.

Speaking of comfort & curiosity, who’s in the mood for an evening of fresh tunes and tales? Ex Fabula and Milwaukee band Panalure are delighted to team up once again to present Cabin Fever, Songs for a Cold Winter Night. Join us February 13th at Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co., for a night of true, personal stories accompanied by original acoustic music from Panalure.  This event was a HUGE success last year so be sure to get your tickets early! Grab your tickets today! Satisfy your curiosities about storytelling & StorySlams by clicking here.

Need more stories in your life? Join Ex Fabula February 16th at 3041 North for our next StorySlam. Come share, or simply listen to, real life narratives on the theme of Fatherhood. Tickets are available now! A big thanks to event partners SWC PENtastic Open Mic & Walnut Way Corporation, event sponsor United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County and season sponsor Transfer Pizzeria Café. Lots more news to come! See you soon!

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Belonging:Recap

What does it mean to belong? On Wednesday night locals gathered at Hot Water Wherehouse to hear true, personal tales on the subject of Belonging. Continue reading “Belonging:Recap”


UltraShorts and January Events

Happy New Year! We hope it was safe and festive! A new year indicates fresh beginnings & experiences. A time of renewal and appreciation for life’s offerings.Continue reading “UltraShorts and January Events”


Never Again: Spectacular Recap

On Thursday evening a packed house gathered at Turner Hall Ballroom for Ex Fabula’s Spectacular StorySlam. Continue reading “Never Again: Spectacular Recap”