Ancram Opera House Seeks Local Storytellers


An evening of homegrown stories told by local residents

 Ancram Opera House seeks local storytellers for its popular series REAL PEOPLE REAL STORIES, which will close out the 2019 season on Saturday, December 21. Interested participants can email a story summary to or leave a one-minute version on AOH’s pitch line at 518-250-9791. The deadline to submit stories is Friday, December 6th. All stories must be true, experienced first-hand by the storyteller, and run no more than 15 minutes.

Ancram Opera House Director Paul Ricciardi created REAL PEOPLE REAL STORIES after being inspired by The Moth Radio Hour on NPR.

“REAL PEOPLE REAL STORIES has become an audience favorite that we produce twice a year” said Ricciardi. “The intimacy of our theater provides the perfect setting.”

Ricciardi works with storytellers to help them prepare their stories for the stage. “The goal is not to create a polished monologue, but to allow the spontaneity of a real-life story to shine through,” he said.

Ancram Opera House is located at 1330 County Route 7, just north of the corner of Route 82. For more information visit

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