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Enter Fort Wayne's Monthly Storytelling Showcase By Way Of "The Trap Door"

Credit Courtesy/Ben Larson
Ben Larson and John Cheesebrew are gratified that Fort Wayne supports their "true stories told live to an audience" concept.

"The Trap Door," a monthly storytelling showcase here in Fort Wayne, has been going strong since it recently opened in September. So strong, in fact that as of Thursday evening it will find a permanent home in Artlink, to accommodate the ever-growing audiences in attendance.

The February showcase is celebrating its new space with a guest headliner, nationally acclaimed storyteller, Shannon Cason, as well as stories from local contributors. Due to adult content that can find its way into the performances, the age requirement for all showcases is 18 and over.

Earlier this week, WBOI's Julia Meek met with two of The Trap Door's founders, Ben Larson and John Cheesebrew, to discuss the popularity of true stories told live, and learn why the experience is important for both listeners and speakers.

  Event Information:

The Trap Door February Showcase
@Artlink Contemporary Gallery, Fort Wayne
Thursday, February 16th, 2017
7:30 p.m.

The Trap Door showcases are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month. For more information, visit its Facebook page.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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