At one-year anniversary for “Off The Wall” series, Your Real Stories features St. Pete arts leader
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Your Real Stories presents Off The Wall on July 23rd at the ArtsXchange, marking the one-year-anniversary of its monthly “Theatrical Journalism” storytelling series.
“Live performances in intimate settings based on local stories that bridge the human experience,” July’s Off The Wall features a script from an interview with Margaret Murray – St. Petersburg native and community leader instrumental in the development of arts, film, and theatre culture in the Bay area. Having created, run, and supported a range of civic causes and artistic endeavors, Murray is now Associate Curator of Public Programs at the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg.
The script will be performed by actor Vickie Daignault. Vickie has appeared on regional theatre stages across the globe, from Lamb’s Theater, to DeBron Center, American Stage, and in film and television. Her most recent film, Epiphany, is touring Florida Film Festivals. (Full bios available.)
WHAT: Off The Wall: A Curated Series of Storytelling
WHEN: Tuesday, July 23
Doors open at 6:30pm — drinks and gallery tours available
Storytelling begins at 7:00pm
WHERE: ArtsXchange in the Warehouse Arts District
515 22nd Street South, St. Petersburg, FL
TICKETS: $15.00 (student and senior discounts available) at Eventbrite (or at-the-door): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/off-the-wall-june-25-2019-tickets-62996272547
ABOUT: Off The Wall features the real people and real stories behind the photographic
exhibit at the Your Real Stories Gallery & Studio. Each month a photograph comes Off The Wall in a live theatrical performance of the story behind the photo.
The Your Real Stories mission is “to create space for people to experience the compelling authentic stories of real people and to find the common threads that tie us together as humans.”
Lillian Dunlap and Jaye Sheldon founded/co-run Your Real Stories. Their St. Pete Stories was part of inclusivity and diversity training for the City of St. Pete. Their program on homelessness among LGBTQ youth, Out of the Shadows, sold out at the Palladium. They partner with USFSP’s OPEN Network, The Dali Museum, The Tampa Bay Times, and many others on continuous productions including Story Days in Tampa Bay (a festival of 20-plus events in October).