Happy Thursday, past and future storytellers! Fall has officially crept into town and the smell of pumpkin spice & crisp leaves is in the air! As you anxiously await the start of another season, we’ll be taking a look back at some moments tucked away in the Ex Fabula time capsule.
October 2009: Five friends come together and create Ex Fabula (Latin for “from stories”), live storytelling of true, personal stories. (Contrary to urban legend, they did not meet at Central Perk or live in a loft.) A few weeks later, Ex Fabula’ s first story slam premiered at Art Bar. The theme? Beginnings.
November 2009: Joined Twitter. First tweet was an UltraShort.
May /June 2011: Ex Fabula kicks off ‘Terminal Milwaukee’, a seven event series highlighting five unique Milwaukee neighborhoods; featuring community tales from residents while also chronicling the life and times of “Terminal Milwaukeean” Tom Crawford.
September 2011: Milwaukee Magazine selects Ex Fabula as one of their Best of 2011 picks.
2012: Terminal Milwaukee finale (April). Summer residency at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI, featuring workshops, StorySlams and Wisconsin summer fun (May-October).
March 2013: Co-founder Megan McGee is named Executive Director of Ex Fabula.
September 2013: As a prelude to the fifth season, Ex Fabula hosted its first fundraiser, complete with veteran storytellers, camaraderie and a silent auction. Ex Fabula also began offering season memberships.
January 2014: Executive Director and co-founder Megan McGee becomes Ex Fabula’s first full time employee.