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Stoop Storytelling

Here's a Stoop Story from Robert Marbury, author of ‘Taxidermy Art: A Rogue's Guide to the Work, the Culture, and How to Do It Yourself’.’ Marbury will be a judge for the Baltimore Taxidermy Open competition at the Walters Art Museum on Sept. 6. You can hear his story and others at stoopstorytelling.com or on the stoop podcast.

Here’s a Stoop Story from Gregory Hartzler Miller about going off the grid and finding his truth. You can hear his story and others at stoopstorytelling.com or on the Stoop podcast

Jesus Perez tells his Stoop story about adjusting to life in Baltimore after his family left Mexico and fighting for immigrant’s rights in the United States. You can hear his story and others at stoopstorytelling.com.

John Marra, a member of the Baltimore Rock Opera Society artistic council, tells a Stoop Story about the magic of community theater and the importance of believing in yourself, always. You can hear his story and others at stoopstorytelling.com.

Here's a Stoop story by Janet Stephens, about how her passion for hair and archeology have come together. You can hear her story and many others at stoopstorytelling.com, as well as the Stoop podcast.

Here's a Stoop story from Hannah Feldman, about her encounters of the 'Merlin' kind. You can hear her story and others at stoopstorytelling.com or on the Stoop podcast.

Here’s a stoop story from astrophysicist and Nobel Prize winner Adam Riess, of Johns Hopkins and the Space Telescope Science Institute. He told his story at a tribute to Senator Barbara Mikulski, about her dedication to supporting scientific research. You can hear his story and others at stoopstorytelling.com or at the Stoop podcast.

Rohai Zod tells a stoop story about cultivating a patriotic and parental love, and the sacrifice that comes with it. He told it at last year’s Strong City Stoop event called ‘Live and Learn: The Immigrant Experience.’ This year’s Strong City Stoop Storytelling theme is “Keep Calm and ___” on Feb. 23 at 7pm at the University of Baltimore’s Wright Theater. More info here.

That was a Stoop Story from Melani Douglass, great, great grandaughter of Frederick Douglass and founder of the nomadic Family Arts Museum. She told of a holiday party that turned ugly ... and setting the record straight with a racist guest. Particularly meaningful as we commemorate the 200th anniversary of Douglass’ birth this month. You can hear her story and many others at stoopstorytelling.com--as well as the Stoop podcast.

Here’s a Stoop Story from English teacher Murph McManus about finding an unexpected dance partner and a memorable polka. You can hear her story and many others at stoopstorytelling.com, as well as the Stoop podcast.

WBJC classical music host Judith Krummeck tells a Stoop Story about her life in more than a dozen houses, across multiple continents. It taught her that home ... is where you make it. You can hear her story and many others at stoopstorytelling.com.

Here's a Stoop Story from Taya Dunn Johnson about how being a rebellious fourth grader directly affected her Christmas that year -- a lesson that has stayed with her always. You can hear her story and others at stoopstorytelling.com.

Here's a Stoop Story by Meg Adams, talking about her travels to Antarctica and finding the warm feeling of home, even in a frozen tundra. You can hear her story and others at stoopstorytelling.com

Louis Blank tells the story about how even the uninvited guests to his wedding felt special. Don't miss the Stoop’s season kickoff, The Stoop in The Dark: Stories about the Unseen, Unknown, and Untold, Thursday, October 26, 7:00 pm at the The Senator Theatre. You can find information and more stories at stoopstorytelling dot com.

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The Stoop Storytelling Series has been delighting Baltimore audiences with true, hilarious and heartbreaking tales from ordinary people, since 2006. Stoop founders and hosts, Jessica Myles Henkin and Laura Wexler, join us to talk about themes for the new season. They include senatorial roasts, freaky families, the 1980s and excursions into the unknown. Find more details here!

Here's a Stoop Story from Dr. Ethel Weld, about a memorable first encounter during an excruciatingly long ER shift, back when she was a first-year medical resident. You can listen to her story and others at stoopstorytelling.com.

Laura Smith-Velazquez, an astronaut candidate for the Mars One program, tells her story about achieving her dream of working in the aerospace field. You can hear her story and others at stoopstorytelling.com

Stoop Story teller Megann Shutt talks about moving back to Baltimore, and her job that began as a labor of love, then took a turn for the worse. Such is life ... as a duck! You can hear her story and others at stoopstorytelling.com

Transplant coordinator Kate Pratt shares her Stoop Story about experiencing the power of spirit during a night at the morgue that she'll never forget. You can hear her story and others at stoopstorytelling.com.

Veteran Catharine Dietch tells her Stoop Story about enlisting in World War II and the travels that ensued. You can find her story and others at stoopstorytelling.com. If you'd like to pledge to #GoSilent, a digital campaign to remember and honor fallen troops with a moment of silence on Monday, Memorial Day, at 3pm local, you can find more information here.

Loring Cornish shares a Stoop Story about divine messages he received upon his arrival in Baltimore, that led his art to take on a life of its own. The next live Stoop show is Monday, May 22, with the theme “THE SHOW MUST GO ON!” -- it’s a collaboration with Everyman Theatre. Get tickets here andvisit the Stoop Storytelling site for more stories!

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At a Stoop Storytelling event in October, 2015, Kaye Whitehead talks about how she’s learned to be a devoted mother and Black Mommy Activist for her two fierce, young sons. You can find it along with other stories and the Stoop podcast at Stoopstorytelling.com.

Katy Caldwell tells her story about coming out to her devout Christian parents and it's an unexpected surprise for everyone involved. You can listen to more stories, and learn about Stoop shows and The Stoop podcast, all at stoopstorytelling.com.

Stories from The Stoop: Michael Singleton

Apr 28, 2017

Michael Singleton tells a tale about how his relationship with cooking defined his relationship to what he can call home. It was at a special Baltimore Museum of Art Stoop Storytelling in November 2015. 

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Steven Pearson's exhibit, Self-Reflection; the live music showcase, Organic Soul Revolution;  Deborah Weiner shares a story at The Stoop

Lauren Francis Sharma's novel, Til the Well Runs Dry, Interweaving Traditions:  Bookbinding across Cultures, Drop Electric's Mobtown Studios B Side Session, and Greg Abel at The Stoop...