Island Women Speak 2019
photos | Dan Rajter
ISLAND WOMEN SPEAK
Island Women Speak, the popular women’s storytelling event at the Stonington Opera House, performed to its most packed house yet in 2020.
Island Women Speak premiered at the Opera House in January 2018, drawing a packed house on a frigid evening. Eight local storytellers, ages 21 to 91, each performed a personal story that she had written and rehearsed. The stories were about falling in love, leaving home, why a path to public service, and more. In May 2018, seven women, from ages 20 to 94, took the stage to tell stories on themes such as coming out as gay, dealing with depression and anxiety, and acknowledging white privilege and racism. The third event was in January 2019. At all evenings there was warmth, there was buzz, there was a rapt audience.
Island Women Speak is produced by
Debbie Weil, author, nonfiction and storytelling coach, and podcast host.