a harvest from
Sharing our Stories of Building Capacity
a CORE Community Gathering with Playback Milwaukee Theatre
held May 29, 2014
“I saw people listened to deeply and had their experiences played back to them. The gift was immense for the storytellers and witnesses.”
The CORE story was shared through several means during the evening. Rebecca Krantz, with help from Mary Sykes, depicted elements of CORE’s spiraling journey from her dining room table to now…and evoked CORE’s evolving path forward.
Check out this CORE story told by Becca and re-enacted by Playback Milwaukee Theatre.
"I was on my toes all the time. My heart was wide open. I felt at home." CORE Community Gathering Participant
A special thanks to the following people who helped make the event possible!
Volunteers: Elaine Glowacki, Kia Stearn, AB Orlik, Celeste Robins, Lois Rosko, Bruce Moffat, Ross Ament, Gail Nordheim, Jen Wilson, and Bert Stitt.
Financial sponsors: Betty and Corkey Custer and Mary Ellyn and Joe Sensenbrenner
Food donations: Teresa and Rashid of Bunky’s Restaurant and Anonymous
Location: United Way of Dane County Anderson Center, including Catina, Sean, and John who helped with scheduling and arranging the space
And, of course, the fabulous artists of Playback Milwaukee Theatre: James A. Murrell, Yvette D. Murrell, Bennie C. Higgins, Erin Moore, Tia Chianti Richardson, and Robert Glover!
In a written evaluation at the end of the evening together, participants shared insights they had gained from the evening’s experience on what it means to build our individual and collective capacity. We’re sharing a few of those nuggets of wisdom here: