The story begins: When Norah Dooley, Andrea Lovett and a few other storytellers co-founded massmouth inc. 3-1/2 years ago, they wanted the Boston community to learn that storytelling was an adult activity, not just reading stories to children. As a startup venture, Norah took to the streets of Boston with her band of storytellers — telling stories on street corners and cafes, and inviting people on the street to Mouth-offs, telling their own stories. Soon Story Slam competitions were held in Boston pubs.
Committed to using digital media, massmouth adopted the use of Evoca to attract storyteller auditions and to stream audio stories on their website and Facebook fan page. massmouth is committed both to serving the local Boston area and to spreading stories worldwide using online technologies like Evoca and YouTube. Norah refers to Evoca as “really an amazing tool.” Hear more in the Norah Dooley interview by Murem Sharpe, Evoca CEO, about the heartening massmouth story and about how Evoca’s affordable digital audio services empower Boston storytellers voices locally and globally.
The story continues: massmouth’s early appeal grew rapidly, resulting in its first city-wide event at the renown Boston Public Library, filling its 350-seat Rabb Auditorium with an audience spilling out to the hallways. It has grown to the 1st Annual Boston Storytelling Festival in 2012, free to all participants and packed with performances and workshops. Read more