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Autobiographical Storytelling: Princeton, Slavery & Me

The Arts Council of Princeton and Lewis Center for the Arts presents work created in "Autobiographical Storytelling: Princeton, Slavery, and Me," a fall semester course taught by Assistant Professor of Theater Brian Herrera at Princeton University. Every life delivers a story (or three) worth telling well. This workshop course rehearses the writing and performance skills necessary to remake the raw material drawn from lived experience into compelling autobiographical storytelling. Participants work in an array of storytelling modes (stand-up, slam, songwriting, etc.) to devise, document and perform an original work of autobiographical storytelling.

Community Stage productions are free (and nearly free) events held in collaboration with local artistic groups and organizations. Community stage programming enables the Arts Council’s Solley Theater to act as an accessible space for community partnerships and high-quality artistic experiences.

Program is free, but advance registration is recommended. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance. For a full lineup of Community Stage events, click here.

Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton. Parking is available in the Spring and Hulfish Street Garages and at metered parking spots along Witherspoon Street and Paul Robeson Place. For more information, please visit artscouncilofprinceton.org or call 609.924.8777.

For free events, we strive to overbook to ensure a full house. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, and seats may become available at that time.

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