TMI Project Live Performance

Saturday, September 16, 2017


Historic Huguenot Street, in partnership with The Slave Dwelling Project, invited TMI Project to participate in an overnight stay in one of the site’s historic slave cellars on June 17, 2017.

Terry James, living historian and Board Member of The Slave Dwelling Project, spent the night in a Huguenot Street slave cellar with writers from TMI Project’s #BlackStoriesMatter program as well as other participants. #BlackStoriesMatter seeks to raise awareness of and inspire people to take action around issues of inequality and injustice through true storytelling.

TMI Project is a non-profit organization offering transformative memoir and monologue writing workshops and performances designed to invite storytellers and audience members to explore new perspectives. Through true storytelling, TMI Project focuses the spotlight on stories told by people from marginalized populations, humanizing issues that are often overlooked by mainstream media. Beginning on June 16, six participating writers began a series of 10 workshops, the first of which included an introduction to Historic Huguenot Street and a discussion of expectations for the overnight. Writers also participated in workshops with Mr. James both before and immediately following the experience to explore the significance and purpose of the overnight visit.

Through TMI Project’s workshops, participants are offered specific guidance for creating compelling stories, guided writing prompts, brainstorming sessions, feedback during monologue development, and editing of their final works. Their stories will be performed at Historic Huguenot Street on Saturday, September 16. General admission $10.

Sponsored by a Humanities New York Action Grant.