We are all worthy of telling our stories and having them heard. We all need to be seen and honored in the same way that we all need to breathe. ~Viola Davis
So many things can be learned from the experiences of others, especially if they encountered famous people, lived through historic happenings, or visited foreign lands. It is important that these stories not fade away with time, but be shared with the next generations, so that they may be inspired in their own lives and possibly share their own adventures one day.
The Barn has developed a program called Storytelling Through the Ages that will give interested Senior Citizens a chance to share their stories with their community. Each participant will be paired with a group of talented students who will create an original performance piece to be showcased at The Barn.
At this juncture, The Barn is looking for High School students who have an interest and talent in the following areas: Interviewing/ information gathering,
Writing (as in a script, story line, and/or Storyboard)
Acting (perform piece as a skit or monologue on stage and/or on video
Producing (make sure project is completed on point and on time by coordinating all participants, and The Barn)
The Barn will be teaming with the Madison Senior Center to find adults who are excited to share their experiences, but if you would like to volunteer, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-245-2689.
There will be several professional and staff members at The Barn to assist students along their journey to completion of the project.
Interested Students: We will be hosting an informational meeting on November 4th, 6-7pm. Sign up by visiting our website, or contact us via email at email@example.com
What is MadBarn Creators?
This past year The Barn was approached by a local business. They inquired about possibly finding a group of students with a passion in filmmaking to work with them to create a commercial. This conversation inspired the idea that a program where talented students could be paired with local businesses in order to benefit BOTH of them, thus MadBarn Creators came to life.
Many businesses have needs for advertising, but don't have the budget to use a large advertising agency. Madison Chamber of Commerce will reach out to their members and connect interested parties with The Barn. Once the needs of the client are established, The program’s Coordinator will reach out to the MadBarn Creators and match interested talented students with the project. A meeting will be arranged between the business, the Creators, and The Barn to integrate a creative vision and a plan of action.
The Barn will give students guidance during the process, assist in the brainstorming of ideas, procure necessary equipment, and help institute a time table. Students will be responsible for doing the majority of the work for their assignments independently, but will have a support system in place for troubleshooting issues, answering questions, and guidance. Access to a mentor will also be provided when needed.
Once the assignment is complete and the business is given the final product and the student can move onto the next project. Students will build onto their portfolio and/or resume, gain experience, and receive a stipend.
Email us at Madisonartsbarn@gmail.com to register.