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.
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!
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 Changer. Continue reading “ALL STARS 2016: Game Changer Recap”
Fellowships, community dialogues & new neighborhoods. Community partnerships, new venues & a bilingual StorySlam. Season Seven has definitely been full of growth and in many ways a game changer for Ex Fabula. Continue reading “Season Seven ALL STARS: Game Changer”
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 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!
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”
On Thursday evening a packed house gathered at Turner Hall Ballroom for Ex Fabula’s Spectacular StorySlam. Continue reading “Never Again: Spectacular Recap”
Holiday greetings Ex Fabulites! We hope the December rain isn’t stopping you from enjoying this fair city of ours. As we prepare for the Spectacular, we decided to ask the Spectacular Storytellers for their thoughts on great storytelling.Continue reading “Spectacular Storytellers”