American story theater


A truth-telling poet and a storytelling liar… Words will fly. 

Starring Christopher Johnson and Mark Binder 

A chance encounter during dance rehearsals for Bill T Jones' "What Problem" brought two of Rhode Island's best-known wordsmiths together.  

Two Guys Project explores the boundaries between truth and lies, story and poetry. 

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Christopher Johnson

Christopher Johnson is the recipient of the 2018 Rhode Island State Council of the Arts Fellowship for Playwriting. He is also a finalist for the 2018 for the McColl Johnson Fellowship, freelance writer, poet and an award-winning spoken word artist.. 

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Mark Binder

Mark Binder has been called “a master at spinning old tales and everyday events… into storytelling gold."  As a performing storyteller, he travels the world, sharing tales that bridge boundaries for all generations. He's written and recorded more than two…

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StoryFest 22 has reached "The End!"

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Marlon Carey

Marlon Carey was named  Best Hip Hop Poet by the Cambridge Poetry Awards two years in a row. He has also been the Boston Cantab Lounge’s “Grand Slam Champion”. Marlon has been a TEDxBoston speaker and a presenter at a…

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Keith Munslow

Keith Munslow has entertained thousands of children and adults at festivals, concerts, schools and libraries throughout New England – and beyond. Keith has made numerous recordings for children and families, including Tiny Destroyer, Homemade Fun and Exclamation Point!. In addition…

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Raffini has been educating and enlightening young people most of her life. She is a poet, oral historian and playwright, best known as a member of RI Black Storytellers. In the 1980s, she started teaching gardening to youth and adults…

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