So I get this email the other day from broadminded Comedy, and it’s offering to have Milwaukee’s premier all-female sketch group perform a true story about myself.
Turns out, “the broads” as they call themselves (You can’t call them that.) are part of a fundraiser for Ex Fabula, the Milwaukee-based storytelling community. “The broads” (Note the quotes.) and several other Milwaukee artists are translating people’s stories into other art forms.
The fundraiser is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 12, at the historic Vogel mansion, home to entrepreneur/art collector Andy Nunemaker, at 2221 N. Terrace Ave.
From the email I got:
“The broads will be hanging out in the basement, right next to the Schlitz themed bar, where we’ll be listening to your stories and making them come alive before your eyes. In other rooms of the house, a poet, a painter, and a singer songwriter will be converting personal stories into art as well. Attendees will also enjoy appetizers from local restaurants and a cash bar.
All funds raised will help Ex Fabula expand programming, which includes workshops, StorySlams, and community collaborations, in order to give more Milwaukeeans the chance to be heard, thus building community and strengthening our city.”