Our exhibit and reading went very well. The Artists Repertory Theater hall was full of appreciative audience members and the three readers did an excellent job. Below are the poster explaining the exhibit and a panorama of the exhibit. Thank you to everyone who made this possible.
Come celebrate Pride with the Geezer Gallery:
Join us for an evening celebration of The Geezer Gallery’s Story Catchers project! This is an interactive storytelling event celebrating handcrafted dramatic readings of LGBTQ stories, poetry and music!
Hosted by master storyteller Paul Iarrobino
When: June 6th, 2017 Live storytelling and music from 5:30 – 7:15 pm
FREE to all
Where: Artists Repertory Theatre
1515 SW Morrison
Bring non-perishable food donations that will benefit Our House of Portland’s Esther’s Pantry…Door Prize Raffle items for food donors.
No-host wine, beer and snacks available in The Producer’s Lounge in main lobby.
Come hear Story Catcher participants and local LGBTQ storytellers of all ages share their prideful wisdom
The Story Catchers Project created a safe, welcoming space for LGBTQ elders to tell stories from their lives in visual art, prose and poetry. With facilitation by an experienced artist and writer, the participants learned simple techniques for capturing their stories and expressing them vividly on the pages of a journal provided by the project.
Story Catchers believes that LGBTQ elder’s lives can be enriched through small group storytelling and creative work. Through our upcoming exhibit and talk back, the greater public will be enriched by the courage and heart that come through their work.
Developed by writer Emily Newberry in conjunction with The Geezer Gallery and funding was supported by an Equity in Arts Grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council.
Participants from the Story Catcher’s Project
Music: Singer/Songwriter Kathleen Fallon
“I was born during WWII and grew up in a time when it was dangerous to live as a transgender woman. As a youth my writing and performances were about Civil Rights, the war in Vietnam and worker’s struggles.
It was only in coming out that I was able to remember and write about my own life. To my surprise, other people were moved by my writings to think about their own experiences in a different way. This has been liberating for me. I feel blessed to participate in the Story Catchers Project; helping other LGBTQ people catch their own incredible stories”
– Emily Newberry – Story Catcher Facilitator
We bow deeply to our partners who helped take this from a dream to fruition!
RACC – Regional Arts & Culture Council
SAGE Metro Portland
True Path Consulting NW
Hollywood Senior Center
Artists Repertory Theatre
Age Wise Institute – NUNM
Our House of Portland