Voices

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.

Upcoming Voices events

  • June 10th: Voices Lit Crawl, Cambridge, MA

  • July 16th: Story Swap

  • July 17th postponed: STORY SLAM!

  • Aug 6th: Story Swap

  • Sept 3rd: Story Swap

  • Sept (TBD): STORY SLAM!

  • Dec (TBD): STORY SLAM!

Sign-up links are below

In Memoriam - Deepak Deb

Thespian, Story Teller, Philanthropist, friend

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Voices will be at the Boston Book Festival Lit Crawl on 10th June, 8 PM at Central Square's Artifact Cider ProjectPurchase special brews and enjoy a complimentary snack (included in the $15 ticket price) on the outdoor patio while listening to 4 tellers from previous Voices Mainstage shows share stories about their immigrant journeys.

'Voices' at the Boston Book Fest

If you are inspired, step-up to the mic and tell your own 5 minute Immigrant story! We hope to have time to have 1 or 2 open-mic slots.

Get your tickets now!

What is this?

A Voices Story Slam follows the standard slam format: people sign-up from this website to tell true, 6 minute stories that they have prepared (about South Asian immigrant experiences.) During the show, 6 to 8 names are picked at random from the pool of tellers to share their stories. The audience serves as a judging panel and the winning story gets a small prize. The show is recorded and shared later on the Off Kendrik YouTube channel.

When and how will it be held?

The March and July slams in 2021 are virtual, via Zoom. Future formats will be decided later. 

Want to compete with your 6-minute story (or watch)?

Story Slam

Next event: 

July slam postponed. Next slam approx Sept,

Do you want to test drive a story or get help with one?

Story Swap 

What is this?

A Voices Story Swap is a virtual meeting where you can test stories, story ideas you may be incubating. Get and offer feedback from other tellers as well as experienced storytellers from Off Kendrik who will be moderating. Meetings are only open to those who will share to create a safe and welcoming space in this growing South Asian community of Story tellers. To keep meetings small and foster community, spots will be first-come-first-serve.   

When and how will it be held?

Meetings are held via Zoom on the first Friday evening of every month if there are at least 3 people signed up (from this website).

Next event:

1st Friday of the month (if enough people sign-up)

What is this?

This is the main Voices event. 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.

When and how is it held?

The mainstage show is held every alternate year in a theater with great productions values. Past shows have been in Davis Square and Waltham. The 2020 show was scheduled for Cambridge but converted (by the Pandemic) to a virtual show.

Watch past shows:

2016, 2018, 2020

Next event:

2022 or earlier 

Mainstage

Do you have a story for the Voices mainstage?

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