In 2011, Tom's daughter, Miranda, served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Anchorage, AK. Unrelated to the work she was doing in a chronic care facility, she was invited to participate in a series called Arctic Entries, where people from Anchorage were asked to tell a personal story in front of an audience. Seven story tellers told seven-minute stories; a local band performed, and the money they raised from ticket sales went to a local non-profit organization. The idea for Arctic Entries originated in Baltimore.
10 years ago, Jessica Henkin and Laura Wexler founded the Baltimore Stoop Storytelling Series, and it has become a staple of the performance season here in Charm City ever since. Tonight, The Stoop will launch their 10th anniversary season with a collection of story tellers assembled under the rubric, Beginnings and Endings: Stories about birth and death, creation and destruction, sparks and flame-outs. The curators of these proceedings, Jessica Henkin and Laura Wexler, join Tom today in Studio A.
The Stoop Storytelling Series celebrates the opening of their 10th season Wednesday, Oct 7th at the Senator Theater in Towson. There will be drinks and music by the band, Community Center, at 7:00. The stories start at 8:00.