Of the People: Stories and Images of Abraham Lincoln
told by Hope Baugh In collaboration with the Indiana Historical Society Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center Frank and Katrina Basile Theater 450 W. Ohio Street Indianapolis, IN 46204 Sunday, January 18th 4 -6 p.m. Tickets $10/Advance, $12/Door Call 317-232-1882 or www.storytellingarts.org/store/category/Tickets
To commemorate the 200th anniversary of our 16th president's birth, Hope Baugh will premiere her original piece Of the People: Stories and Images of Abraham Lincoln as part of the Sharing Hoosier History Through Stories Series presented by Storytelling Arts of Indiana and the Indiana Historical Society.
Hope drew inspiration from Lincoln's unique position as the first president to be widely portrayed via photographs and other visual images. This, she imagines, gave the American people a sense of "ownership" of their President that had not existed before. His humble childhood in a one-room cabin and lack of formal education made him seem truly "of the people" -- an image that lingers even today.
Hope Baugh currently works full-time as a department manager for a public library, and part-time as a freelance storyteller and teacher. This year, she will be teaching a graduate workshop in storytelling for Master of Library Science students at IUPUI, and will serve as an Encore Association judge for community theater in the 2008 - 09 season. She also maintains a blog, http://www.indytheatrehabit.com/, where she reviews several local theater and storytelling performances per week. While not teaching, blogging, judging or performing, Hope enjoys spending time in her garden.
Hope is a long time member of the Bloomington Storytellers Guild.
The Bloomington Storytellers' Guild was formed in 1974 to help keep the ancient tradition of oral storytelling alive. In addition to being a means for sharing classic folk and fairytales of our times (and times past), storytelling encourages use of the imagination, listening skills, and an interest in reading.
Members of the Guild meet about once a month to share new stories and plan storytelling events. Membership is open to anyone with a love for stories, a desire to tell them -- and ten bucks for the registration fee.