Grant Recipient Details

Location

Dorchester, MA

Artist
Melissa Nussbaum Freeman, Dorchester, MA
Project Title
Store-d Stories
Fiscal Year Awarded
2020
Grant or Program
Creative City Boston - Artist Grant
Grant Amount
$21,500

In response to the present national climate of xenophobia, Store-d Stories lifts up the journeys and celebrates the resilience of four Hyde, Jackson & Canary Square immigrant business owners. Melissa Nussbaum Freeman will create with each of these four shop keepers an in-store theatrical space and event to which the public is welcomed in to share personal stories, see these stories dramatized by her troupe, Red Sage Stories, and to enjoy refreshments. Using these shared stories as source material, Melissa will devise a scripted play that will be performed by Red Sage Stories at two public spaces: Mozart St Park (during Teatro en el Parque events) and the Jackson Square Mural in Boston.