Monday, September 24, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. and
Tuesday, September 25, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
- Participants should come to have fun, think about their community, and engage in a unique kind of collaborative workshop. Participants don’t have to worry about spelling, editing, structure or grammar or any of the things that make people feel shy about sharing writing. They can even dictate their thoughts to someone else in the group, if they are shy about writing.
- There are many subject choices are participants will be encouraged to complete several prompts during the course of the workshop– as many as possible! The facilitator will then “paint” a picture with their words to create a cohesive script for a performance by local talent later in the week
- As participants share their feelings and experiences through a series of fun, interactive activities, and witness first-hand other people’s experiences, our four-time Emmy Award winning facilitator will begin to write a script that will ultimately be rehearsed and performed by local Albion and Marshall actors at the event.
- Location: Starr Commonwealth’s Mawby Center, 13725 Starr Commonwealth Road, Albion, MI. The first building on the right when you enter Starr’s campus – the driveway to the parking lot is in between two boulders.
- Please note, participants can come to both of the workshops or either one, depending on their availability.
Saturday, September 29, 7 p.m. “Uncovering Our Stories”
- Join us for a uniquely Albion and Marshall event/performance – with local actors sharing your (or your neighbor’s) stories. Located at the Mawby Conference Center Auditorium, the first building on the right as you enter Starr Commonwealth’s Albion campus at 13725 Starr Commonwealth Road.
- The original content that is shared straight from the heart’s of our friends, family members, and/or neighbors, and then brought to life on stage, is going to make for an incredible, one night only experience. It truly is a can’t miss performance, and we can’t wait to see how it all comes to together (and continues to break down the crumbling divides between and within our two communities – Albion and Marshall)
- This event is free and open to all!
- Debut screening of ‘A Common Thread,’ a short film that humanizes our neighbors at a time of extreme divisiveness. Also, enjoy entertainment from local musicians and storytellers.