Story of the Week – Don Picard

Story of the Week – Don Picard

The Newton Nomadic Theater regularly hosts nights of storytelling called the Nomad Story Slam. From time to time I dive into the archive of 100’s of stories that have been told at the Nomad Story Slam over the last three years and pull out one of my favorites....
Story of the Week – Brenda Noel

Story of the Week – Brenda Noel

From time to time I dive into the archive of 100’s of stories that have been told at the Nomad Story Slam over the last three years and pull out one of my favorites. This past November we held a special night – “Election Edition” in which 17...
Newton Nomadic Theater – behind the scenes

Newton Nomadic Theater – behind the scenes

On the weekend of Feb 24/25 the Newton Nomadic Theater will be launching what we hope will be the first in a series – Behind the Scenes. When we started the theater three years ago I was a complete theater novice, so for this first one we’ll  tackle the...
Finally, West Newton

Finally, West Newton

Since the Newton Nomadic Theater began three years ago we’ve brought live theater to nine of Newton’s thirteen villages – but never to West Newton. Coming up in December we will stage a wonderfully unique series of performances of A Christmas Carol...
More stories from the candidates

More stories from the candidates

After all the great feedback I’ve heard about the candidate stories, I thought I’d go digging in the video archives. Here are five more stories from candidates and elected officials from earlier Nomad Story Slams. The first Nomad Story Slam was in Nov...
Arts in the living room

Arts in the living room

My wife and I had the most wonderful and unexpected night out last night – a fabulous night of poetry and music, just a mile or so down the road, in someone’s living room.  A few months ago, on a Sunday afternoon, I saw a great singer-songwriter perform in...
Story of the Week – John Gregorian

Story of the Week – John Gregorian

The Newton Nomadic Theater periodically runs an event called the Nomad Story Slam.  They are nights of community story telling.  Each slam has a theme and anyone can come and throw their name in the hat to tell a five minute story – and they have been wonderful nights...
Story of the Week – Mike Reilly

Story of the Week – Mike Reilly

The Newton Nomadic Theater periodically runs an event called the Nomad Story Slam.  They are nights of community story telling.  Each slam has a theme and anyone can come and throw their name in the hat to tell a five minute story – and they have been wonderful nights...
Story of the Week – Mayor Setti Warren

Story of the Week – Mayor Setti Warren

Every week, I post a single video story from the Nomad Story Slam archive.  This week’s story is from our first Nomad Story Slam more than a year ago.  Mayor Setti Warren told a story about a neighbor and friend and her effect on everyone she knew. Our apologies...
Story of the Week – Walter Frankel

Story of the Week – Walter Frankel

Every week, I post a single video story from the Nomad Story Slam archive.  This week Walter Frankel tells an “imagine my surprise” story about going home for the holidays. Don’t miss our next Nomad Story Slam on Saturday January 16.  Come and listen...

Story of the week – Ofri Gilan

Every week, I post a single video story from the Nomad Story Slam archive.  For this Christmas week’s story Ofri Gilan tells an amazing “imagine my surprise” tale that takes place in the Holy Land, involves a young boy, some camels and a miracle....
‘Not what I had in mind’

‘Not what I had in mind’

The Newton Nomadic Theater is planning the next Nomad Story Slam.  The date’s not been finalized yet but it will be mid-January,  most likely Fri 1/15 or Sat 1/16.   The theme for the night will be “not what I had in mind”.   Stories should be 5...