THE BODY

06.10.16 @ CHURCH & STATE

An evening of lovingly competitive storytelling featuring stories of capability, disability, health, illness, growth, change, awareness, acceptance, and what happens inside and out.

 

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Portrait by Anna Pocaro

Ginamarie Marsala

An olympic hopeful receives a life-changing diagnosis. 


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Brian Higgins

Raised in a city drenched with violence, a man reconnects to the world after he moves to the United States. 


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Matthew Petersen

A first year medical student spends many late nights with a cadaver.


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Olivia Dudding

In an attempt to look cool at her new school, a seventh grader changes up her usual wardrobe. 

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Ane Axford

A woman feels extremely disconnected from her body, from sex, and from herself.  


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Heather McCartin

Heather attempts to fathom a father’s love for his sick, newborn baby.


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Jeremy Pugh

An aspiring Beat Poet gets a once in a lifetime chance to meet Allen Ginsburg, but the evening takes an unfortunate turn when his body lets him down. 

This story includes explicit language.


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Nan McEntire

A middle-schooler’s dance solo leaves her audience in tears.  


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Michelle Knight

After the death of her mother, Michelle tries to grasp the difference between the death of the body and the death of the spirit. 


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Olivia Custodio

A woman unearths pride in her self, her weight, and a body she’s shamed for years. 

Winning story of the night! 

This story includes explicit language and mature content.


 

OUR ARCHIVE IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY UTAH HUMANITIES WITH HELP FROM KRCL 90.9FM 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANNA POCARO