We are thrilled to announce that radio station WMPG has, once again, partnered with The Footlights Theatre to present STORIES ON STAGE, “our version” of The Moth, the mega-popular, highly acclaimed program dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. Each month, we will present one show that will be recorded and played on WMPG and WMPG podcasts.
STORIES ON STAGE is a celebration of the story and the storytellers- who voices share true tales of ordinary life, who have lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it.
Our shows will showcase a great range of human experience. Since each story will be true and every voice authentic, we will create a unique, intimate, and often enlightening experience for the audience.
The audience will vote for their favorite story/storyteller and the winner will receive a prize- and be showcased in a season grand finale.
As The Moth so brilliantly does, our hope is "to share the artistry of storytelling and to honor and celebrate the diversity and commonality of the human experience".
All Shows Are "Pay What You Can"
(first come- first seated)
EVERYONE HAS A STORY- WHAT'S YOURS?
WMPG is a community radio station broadcasting from Portland, Maine. It is located on Bedford Street at the University of Southern Maine Portland Campus. It is affiliated with the college, and a mix of USM students and volunteers from the greater Portland community produce all the music and local public affairs programs. It broadcasts 4.5 kilowatts on 90.9 (licensed to Gorham, where the main campus of USM is located) and can be heard as far north as Augusta, Maine and west into New Hampshire. It broadcasts streaming online 24/7 and the programming guide and contact info is available at their website along with a large number of archived programs.
WMPG empowers University of Southern Maine students and community members to create diverse, innovative, high quality media, foster the exchange of ideas, and celebrate the many cultures of USM and surrounding communities for broadcast to the world.
WANT TO BE A STORYTELLER?
We would love to hear from you!
Stories can be memorized or you can use read them (whatever best suits your comfort zone and performance) All stories should be 5 minutes or less.