StoryNight

StoryNight

June 6, 2017
7pm and 9pm
Elliott Program Center
Free and open to the public

Join us for an unforgettable evening of live storytelling! Students will perform stories they’ve developed throughout the quarter in the course StoryCraft, taught by TAPS faculty and improv guru Dan Klein and director Michelle Darby.

StoryNight is free and open to the public. Come early: hot chocolate and chai will be served before the performance!

There are two showtimes: 7pm and 9pm (each one hour long). They will feature different student stories, so come to both if you can! 


To Sleep To Dream by EarFilms

EarFilms

April 7, 7:30pm; April 8 4:30pm and 7:30pm; April 9, 1:30pm and 4:30pm
Bing Concert Hall Studio
Tickets required

You’ve never done this at a concert hall before: blindfolded, you’re earwitness to a new theatrical sensation. To Sleep to Dream is an EarFilm, an immersive audioplay with narration, acting, and music within a three-dimensional listening environment customized for the Bing Studio. The plot: it’s the future, and a totalitarian government outlaws dreaming. A rebel fights back. Join him. Take a break from screen time. Dare to dream again!

This even is co-sponsored by Stanford Live


The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism In About An Hour

W. Kamau Bell
United Shades of America

February 17, 2017, 8pm
Cemex Auditorium
Ticket reservations are sold out.

If you have a ticket:
Doors will open for Stanford University ID holders at 7:15 pm. Doors will open for the public at 7:30 pm. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the event starts. Your ticket may be released to the standby line if you do not arrive by 7:50 pm.

If you don’t have a ticket:
We set aside some additional seats, which will be available right before the event starts on a first-come first-served basis. There will be a separate standby line for SUID holders – who will receive extra seats first – then the public – who will receive any remaining seats.

W. Kamau Bell is a critically acclaimed sociopolitical comedian. Host of the Emmy Award nominated, hit CNN docu-series United Shades of America. Host of the public radio show Kamau Right Now! on KALW in San Francisco. Co-host of two podcasts: Denzel Washington is The Greatest Actor of All Time Period and Politically Re-Active. The New York Times called Kamau “the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years.”

This event is co-sponsored by ITALIC. 


Winter Workshops: Valentine’s Day

Winter Workshops flyer

February 14, 2017
7pm
Roble Arts Gym

Join the Stanford Storytelling Project this Valentine’s Day for a workshop on telling your most hilarious and cringeworthy love stories!

Bring a date, bring a friend, or bring yourself! Any which way, there will be chocolate and desserts! 


The Beautiful Art of Failure with Anthony Doerr

Anthony Doerr
All the Light We Cannot See

February 7, 2017, 7:30pm
Cemex Auditorium
Ticket reservations are sold out.

If you have a ticket:
Doors will open for Stanford University ID holders at 7:00 pm. Doors will open for the public at 7:10 pm. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the event starts. Your ticket may be released to the standby line if you do not arrive by 7:20 pm.

If you don’t have a ticket:
We set aside some additional seats, which will be available right before the event starts on a first-come first-served basis. There will be a separate standby line for SUID holders – who will receive extra seats first – then the public – who will receive any remaining seats.

Anthony Doerr was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He is the author of the story collections The Shell Collector and Memory Wall, the memoir Four Seasons in Rome, and the novels About Grace and All the Light We Cannot See, which was awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.


The Pilgrim Way: The Contemplative Foundations of a Future Life with David Whyte

David Whyte
The Sea in You

November 10, 2016, 7:00pm
Memorial Church
Free tickets reservable here

Join poet David Whyte for an evening looking at the great questions of human life through the eyes of the pilgrim: someone passing through relatively quickly, someone looking for the biggest context they can find or imagine, and someone subject to the vagaries of wind and weather along the way. David will explore the theme of internal resilience, the necessity for following a certain star not seen or perceived by anyone else, an internal migration, a path running parallel to the outer road keeping any outward journey in the world relevant and true. He will look at the necessity for hardiness, for shelter, for risk, for companionship, for vulnerability; for creating a more beautiful mind and the absolute need to ask for help at transition points combined with an ability to recognize when it is being offered and the humor, humility and open hands necessary to receive it.

David Whyte is the author of eight books of poetry and four books of prose. He is an Associate Fellow at Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford and the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Neumann College, Pennsylvania. David brings his poetry to large audiences around the world, and is one of the few poets to bring his work into the field of organizational development.

This event is part of the week-long Contemplation by Design series in early November and is co-sponsored Stanford’s BeWell program.  Whyte will give two other talks on the same day: “What to Remember When Waking: The Disciplines of Everyday Life” at 12 noon and “Solace: The Art of Asking the Beautiful Question” at 4pm. See the Contemplation By Design website for more information.


Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night

Thursday, October 27
6 – 8 pm
Hume Center, Stanford University

On Thursday, October 27, from 6-8PM in the Hume Center lounge, The Stanford Storytelling Project and the Spoken Word Collective invite you to join them for an Open Mic on the theme of “navigating.” Whether it’s navigating a trip or adventure, navigating a new place, or even navigating memories, we want to hear your thoughts and stories! Hot chocolate and homemade brownies will be provided.


Anna Deavere Smith

Anna Deveare Smith

Tuesday, October 27, 2016
7:30pm
Memorial Auditorium, Stanford University
Free and open to the public, but seating is limited
Doors Open at 6:30

For more than three decades Anna Deavere Smith has brought to life the voices of America, in all their complexity, contradiction, and beauty and in doing so she has helped pioneer an art form that has profoundly affected audiences across the country. In this special conversation, Smith will discuss her process, her search for the “other” in the American landscape, and how her work relates to health and the healing process—the way it invites us to begin making things whole. She will also reflect on and answer questions about her three performances for Stanford Live in the month of October: Twilight Los Angeles 1992, Letter from Birmingham Jail, and The Pipeline Project.

Anna Deavere Smith is an actress, playwright, and author, who has created a unique form of social theater, described as “a blend of theatrical art, social commentary, journalism, and intimate reverie.” Looking at controversial events from multiple points of view, Ms. Smith’s plays combine the journalistic technique of interviewing her subjects with the art of interpreting their words through her performance. She typically conducts hundreds of interviews while creating a play, then using verbatim excerpts of the interviews, she performs dozens of voices in the course of an evening. Ms. Smith is University Professor at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. From 1990 to 2000, she was Ann O’Day Maples Professor of the Arts at Stanford. She has won numerous awards for her work including two TONY nominations and the MacArthur Award. In 2006, she was granted the Fletcher Fellowship for the way her work advances the legacy of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision.

This program is co-sponsored by The Stanford Storytelling Project and Stanford Continuing Studies and is supported by Stanford Live and the Office of Religious Life.