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What They Left Behind: A Night of Storytelling

What They Left Behind: A Night of Storytelling
A broken pocket watch. Tarnished candlesticks. We hold onto objects to keep stories alive. Join us to remember those we have lost by bringing your own meaningful object to a night of storytelling.

An essence of a person often lives on in the objects they’ve left behind. Be it a favorite coffee cup, precious pearls, or a ticket stub, these items beckon us to remember and honor those we’ve loved and lost. We hold on to these things because they ignite memories and reveal the passages of our lives.

Still Life Stories invites you to bring a personal object of meaning to a night of storytelling. Whether it was passed down or left behind, we are fascinated by why it matters. What does it reveal about the person you’ve lost? What memories or emotions does it embody? Is it something you cherish or secretly wish would perish?

As on the popular storytelling series, The Moth, five guests will be randomly chosen to recite their “object story” on stage (but unlike The Moth, notes are allowed). If interested, prepare a 5-minute story to bring along with your object. Otherwise, join our audience as we witness and delight in the unexpected tales of things we keep long after they’re gone.

Performance Storytelling