First f2f at Toscis - my sketchy report - please fill in.
Big thanks to Gus Rancatore and Mike and the crew at Toscis for letting us shove chairs and tables around.
Tony Toledo's fab theme of MONEY brought out some GREAT stories!
Absolutely magical and fun. Toscaninis supported us and we will be there next month.
Also, the Cambridge Chronicle and TAB were there. A photographer, MArk Thompson from the Cambridge Chronicle and the TAB reporter Caitlin Gallagher, a writer from Central Square sat through the whole magillah - from set up to break down.
One woman who sat in to listen said as we were leaving "Thank you. I am visiting and not from here, so I cannot join you - but what you did was wonderful. This is how people used to entertain themselves, grow and learn and be together."
- Wow. She really got it!
Look for possible youtube of all performances - after some futzing with my camera we videod all the participants. Who knows maybe we'll even do a podcast? Like Story Salon in LA and MOTH in NY,NY.
We looked at the outline posted here ( see above) and agreed to work towards a meeting and performance in Central MA in OCT. People liked the idea of going to where people are - perhaps performing around apple picking and apple orchards? Hope to link up with Katie Green and other folks in Worcester area.
So...to the dozen or so peeps who met - Michael A \Stu M\ Andrea L\James Mc\ Doria H\ Elsa Z\ Brother Blue\ Ruth H\ Penny P\ Michael\ please add to this?
That is the beauty of this web 2.0. stuff. I do not have to be central or singular - you all can chime in - add and amend as needed.
Ciao for now,
PS> A link to my story about money: Vyce and Virtue ( the name of the hero in this story is Robert Vyce, of an undisclosed western suburb in MA) or cut n' paste this into browser - http://massmouth.ning.com/video/2184858:Video:1697