Told: Migration, A Live Storytelling Event

December 10, 2015 / 7:30pm

$9.50 (includes museum admission), free for members and December 3 Told Workshop participants


Told is a live storytelling event in which featured storytellers and audience volunteers take the stage to share a story around the evening’s theme. Inspired by the work of Korean-born artist Do Ho Suh, currently on view at MOCA, this Told program will use Suh’s consideration of home, immigration, and identity as a springboard for storytelling.   

We are constantly in motion, often looking for a better life, a better job, a better house, or even a better cup of coffee. Searching may take us to new places physically, mentally, or spiritually, but each quest shares common themes—like motion, transition, or home. Did you move for freedom? Do you wander in search of love, education, or equality? For journeys that take place on a whim or by force, out of joy or fear, in a physical sense or an emotional one, we offer Told: Migration.

Our featured storytellers will be announced soon. However, all audience members are invited (but not required) to prepare a story on the theme and submit their name in a bucket for a chance to tell their tale. Stories should be under 6 minutes, true, and have you as the central character. To prepare, practice your story with a friend, a pet, or a Told staff member for extra polish. Check out Told’s website for storytelling advice, or attend our storytelling workshop on December 3. Send an email to if you would like to toss your name in the bucket, though advanced notice is not required.