In 2015 I started The Mother Line Story Project, a storytelling collective and an incubator for female expression. It began as an initiative to generate original work for female voices. We have since expanded our mission to include all who identify as women and invite them to write and perform 2-minute monologues in the first person voice of their mother, her mother, her mother's mother etc...thus exploring their Mother Line. By promoting women’s voices, past and present, we aim to foster artists' connections to their own creativity as well as build an environment which continuously supports and renews that creativity.
Our process starts with a workshop. All participants are given the writing structure and then a prompt. They arrive at the workshop with the story in whatever evolution or draft it may be, and together we share, discuss, and refine our stories into compelling dramatic pieces. From there, it's up to each individual storyteller to decide how her story is told to a wider audience. These outlets vary from our YouTube channel, our podcast, or a curated, live performance.
Want to bring The Project to you?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how we can tailor a workshop to serve your school, theater, or community.