Gallery Openings and Events

THEARC Presents Home Sweet Home: True Stories from East of the River about Place, Memory & the meaning of Home

Photo courtesy of Philip Hutinet.

Photo by Philip Hutinet for East City Art.

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Performance: Friday, May 8 at 8pm

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Home Sweet Home: True Stories from East of the River about Place, Memory & the meaning of Home, focuses on the collection and presentation of true stories about what “home” means and endeavors to engage Ward 7 and 8 communities in the art of storytelling; giving voice to the life experiences of Ward 7 and 8 residents; and encouraging ownership over the public narrative of life east of the Anacostia River. The project included a series of classes in March and April and a performance on Friday, May 8 at THEARC.

Named the “gold standard” in storytelling by the Washington Post, voted one of the top 3 open mics in DC by the Washington City Paper, and nominated for the 2012 DC Mayor’s Arts Awards for Innovation in the Arts, SpeakeasyDC has been selling out concert halls and theaters and  blazing a trail for contemporary autobiographical storytelling in the DC area.

SpeakeasyDC’s, mission is to turn good stories into great performances. They believe that the experience of telling and hearing well-crafted and well-performed personal stories promotes compassion and community, and deepens an understanding of the self, the other and the world.

Doors open at 7pm and tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door.

THEARC is located at 1901 Mississippi Ave., SE. For more information visit speakeasydc.com.

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