Recipes for Community
Sample Story Markets
Each Story Market gathers local business owners, farmers, artists, nonprofits, and community leaders based around a common theme. In the absence of buying and selling goods, these markets create the space for intentional conversation–for local growers and makers to share the inspiration behind their products, and to learn more about the people who take their creations home.
Tastes of Home
West Village Parking Garage, Towson University
April 21 - 23, 2022
What tastes like home? From the salt waters of Cape Cod to the farmers’ markets of Baltimore, this storytelling gathering invited audience members to reflect on the ingredients that make up their own communities. Through interactive art making and conversations with local farmers and small business owners, the audience was invited into a communal adaptation of the folktale of Stone Soup, where the ingredients were not carrots or potatoes but the stories that we carried with us. By turning our attention to the abundance in our communities, how could we change the stories that we bring to the table?
Acknowledgements: “Recipes for Community: Tastes of Home” was produced by the Towson University Department of Theatre Arts as part of my graduate thesis for their MFA in Theatre Arts program. A special thanks to BTU (Baltimore-Towson University) for their generous funding of this project.
Megan Lovely: Lead Artist/Community Organizer
Sydney “Bird” Pope: Director/Stage Manager
Griffin DeLisle: Dramaturge
Armani Jackson: Administrative Assistant
Lakeshia Ferebee: Audience Facilitator
Christy Brooks: Audience Facilitator
Brandon Ingle: Technical Director
Christy Zuccarini: Photographer
Photos credited to: Christy Zuccarini