Voices From the Earth, Inc. is a theater arts organization based in Thomas, WV that has been serving the community since 1991.

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In the Voice of Our Ancestors
First Person Historical Narrative Retreat/Workshop
Hosted by Ilene Evans
This event has ended, but check our Calendar for more upcoming events!

In the Voice of Our Ancestors is an intensive working weekend focused on building your skills and confidence in performance of your first person narrative character portrayal.

The Retreat / Workshop will include:
• Warm-ups – creative exercises for your body and voice
• Journaling – private time and reflecting the internal dialogue with your character
• Song, sound and music – learning and sharing from the old and new
• Writing - scripting and monologue structure
• Building the drama – turning point, crossroads in telling your story
• Research – introduction and discussion on the process and options available
• Physical characterizations - improvisations and physical aspects of your character
• Connecting with the Natural Rhythms – private and guided time
• One on one time to address your and your character’s specific needs
• Group activities to celebrate and share our creativity.

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   Upcoming Events
   Please see our Calendar for a full listing of events.

  • September 16 9:30am and 11am - Cedar Lakes, Ripley, WV for 4-H

  • September 23 5:00pm - Stories from Affrilachia, with Ilene Evans - Shepherd College, Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education Auditorium, Shepherdstown, WV

  • October 4 7:15pm - Behind Enemy Lines: Harriet Tubman in the Civil War Friends of Shepherdstown Public Library hosts History Alive Program: 7:15 p.m. at O'Hurleys General Store 304-876-2098 in Shepherdstown, WV

  • October 12 and 13 - Jackson’s Mill Storytelling Festival

  • November 2-6 - NABS – National Association of Black Storytellers, Philadelphia, PA

  • November 16 - Journey of Freedom in America, Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College

  • December 5 - Journey of Freedom in America - Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College