Have a great story to tell but don't know where to share it? How about a burning story idea but need a sounding board? Have you heard about Suitcase Stories or WGBH's Stories from the Stage and think you might like participate?
The only thing I love more than sharing and listening to stories is helping to grow the storytelling community. Whether encouraging a first time teller to get out onstage, or working with a partner to bring storytelling to a new neighborhood, I work tirelessly to create opportuniities for tellers and audiences to connect across issues and experiences. For me, storytelling is more than an art form, it's a way to build community.
Whatever your interest, I am hear to listen. Let's talk about how I can help.
CURRENT & PAST PROJECTS
Stories from the Stage Curator
Stories from the Stage, a partnership with Massmouth, WGBH, and World Channel, illustrates the power of real stories told by masterful storytellers and newcomers to the craft. Filmed in front of a live studio audience in Boston at WGBH's headquarters, the shows airs nationally on TV and online.
Checkered Floors solo performance
A recent college graduate who returns to Maine amid the arrival of 2.500 Somali migrants must face the hilarities and horrors of her homecoming as she works to help her new neighbors make homes of their own. Written and performed by Cheryl Hamilton.
Massmouth is a non-profit organization that promotes the timeless art of storytelling in Massachusetts. Since its founding, Massmouth, Inc. has changed the way Greater Boston tells and listens to stories.
Shared Worlds Researcher
Shared Worlds is a unique research project of Clark University’s Department of International Development, Community, and Environment that explores the relationships between U.S. and foreign-born residents in Worcester, and the effect these relationships, or lack thereof, have on individuals’ lives.
Feature Storyteller and Coach
Cheryl routinely performs throughout New England with Massmouth, WGBH, The Moth, Story Space, SoundBites, The Corner, and other story communities. She also loves introducing others to the craft and helping people develop their stories.