Thursday, January 8, 2009

Hope premieres her Lincoln piece!

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

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,, 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.

1 comment:

Hope said...

Thanks very much for posting this! If any Guild members can make it up to Indy that day (Sunday, January 18, 2009) I would love to see you in the audience!

And whether you can make it in person or not, please visualize me telling well! I need all the good vibes I can get!