Voices is a Story Telling show produced by the the theater group, Off Kendrik.
Modeled after the storytelling show 'The Moth', it brings to light the first-person, true experiences of South Asian Immigrants (which includes people from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Maldives.)
The primary event for Voices is the Voices Mainstage Show. This showcases carefully curated stories and is held every other year as a public, ticketed production. In addition Voices Story Slams occur every 3 months and are open to the public. Members of the theater group 'Off Kendrik', also have access to a Storytelling Open Mic at monthly meeting.
More information below on events and opportunities to participate.
Every alternate year, a Voices Mainstage show is produced at a public venue in the Greater Boston area. It is a ticketed event that runs on two nights and hosts 6 to 8 story tellers who share true, first-person accounts of their experiences. A Director typically works on each story to get it stage-ready and the shows are recorded. Most stories are in English but a few in every show are in Bengali (the Indian language in which this theater group primarily performs) with English live-captions.
Watch previous shows from links at the bottom of this page.
Do you have a story for the Voices mainstage?
2022 or earlier
'Voices' Mainstage show
In 2021, there will be quarterly Voices Story Slams pen to the public. These will follow the standard slam format: people sign-up to tell 6 minute stories that they have prepared (about South Asian immigrant experiences.) 6 to 8 names will be picked at random from the pool of tellers to take the mic. The audience serves as a judging panel and the winning story gets a small prize. The show will be recorded and may be shared later on the Off Kendrik YouTube channel. Note: The March and June slams in 2021 will be held virtually, via Zoom. Future formats will be decided later.
Want to compete with your 6-minute story (or watch)?
'Voices' Story Slam
Sat, 13th March, 3 PM (EST)
Members of the Off Kendrik theater group will have access to a Voices Open Mic at each monthly meeting to tell shorter 2-minute stories. Tellers must sign-up beforehand and have the option of 'telling' in Bengali or English. Stories should adhere to generally accepted guidelines for Storytelling: true stories, first person, no acting, no props, limited dialogue etc.
Are you an Off Kendrik member with a 2-minute story?
Sun, 7th Feb
'Voices' Open Mic (members only)
Watch previous Voices Mainstage performances