Telling our story makes us better people. Crafting our personal narrative forces us to investigate ourselves, what makes us who we are and discover who we want to be.
Listening to other people's story makes us better people. Walking in someone else's shoes, makes us more empathetic, brings us closer together and helps us see what struggles and ideals we share.
For the past three months, Queen City Flash has been working with 13 mothers in Price Hill to build community through theatre. When given time to focus on yourself and your neighbors, what can you discover?
Providing transportation, breakfast, lunch, and daycare, moms met once a week for three hours in what could be called Summer Theatre Camp meets Support Group, merging personal sharing with improvisation, monologue writing, and scene work led by a group of local artists.
Mothers crafted a personal narrative and shared it in a performance for the Price Hill community on June 1, 2017.
Listen to Bridget Leak, Trey Tatum and participating mother Angie Bailey discuss Space for the Future on NPR Member Station 91.7 WVXU | Cincinnati Edition.
Space for the Future, a Queen City Flash Community Project, is a collaboration with Cradle Cincinnati and Cradle Connections, is sponsored by Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Artswave and LISC of Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky, with additional support by MyCincinnati, Know Theatre of Cincinnati, OTRimprov and Most Valuable Kids.
Special Thanks to David Lyman of the Cincinnati Enquirer and 91.7 WVXU | Cincinnati Edition for their coverage and support.
Read our Sunday Arts Feature in the Cincinnati Enquirer by David Lyman