Suzi Takahashi & Kristin Marting (HERE Arts) – “THE STORY BOX”
Takahashi and Marting are developing The Story Box, which uses a traditional form of Japanese storytelling called, kamishibai, to compare the lives a Japanese American today to girl living in a 1943 internment camp. They will share an excerpted reading of the work, which ends with a group storytelling event then guide the audience through the group storytelling event. Participating audience members will select an image from which they will be invited to share a story about their own American experience with a small group of other audience members. They will follow the exploration with a talkback to ascertain audience reactions. In the way, the audience will have an opportunity to play an important role in developing the work.
Bethany Arts Community’s residency programs are made possible by ArtsWestchester with support from Westchester County Government.