Listen Closely: Stories of a Lifetime


May 4, 2011 to May 6, 2011
John Nicholas Brown Center 357 Benefit Street, free, Reservation Required

In one month, 100 pairs of friends, family members, and acquaintances sat down together to record their interviews.The stories these visitors told span generations and together their voices tell a rich narrative of the moments that can shape a lifetime.

Listen Closely: Stories of a Lifetime shared moments from these interviews, which were recorded in 2007 during StoryCorps' visit to Rhode Island, sponsored by the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage.  Visitors were led silently through the Nightingale Brown House in groups of 8 and were invited to listen to StoryCorps material. The performance prompted visitors to pay attention to the ways we listen, along with the stories we hear.