Lit Crawl Boston 2021 Lit Crawl Boston 2021

Voices: South Asian Immigrant Stories

Voices is a storytelling show produced by the theater group Off Kendrik, where South Asian immigrants share true stories from their lives about immigrant experiences. Modeled after The Moth, the program’s goal is to offer a platform to South Asians to reveal the realities of minority lives in the United States and break through stereotypes through empathy. Stories told on this show cover the range of human experience but through the lens of cultural transplants, comical misadventures, experiences of being marginalized, assimilation, displacement, culture shock, first-generation viewpoints, and so on. Voices is produced on stage every alternate year. These are public, ticketed performances of curated stories with high production values. This year there are additional offerings of quarterly Virtual Story Slams (contests) and monthly Virtual Story Swaps to help grow the South Asian storytelling community and encourage less-heard "Voices" to step-up and share. 

"Voices" is a storytelling show (in the tradition of The Moth) that brings true stories from South Asian immigrants (and their descendants) to the community every other year. Produced by the Bengali theater group “Off kendrik,” a wide-ranging set of tales of social bloopers, emotional scars, cultural isolation, and verbal blunders thins the border between the South Asian diaspora and American life. For this event, five tellers will share short, true stories from their lives as immigrants in America. If time permits, there may also be an open mic for audience members to share their own.

$15; includes complimentary snacks (drinks available for purchase); pre-registration required