Come and join the Carpetbag Theatre as we celebrate the Grand Opening of our Parris Bennett Digital Storytelling House. The Carpetbag Theatre, Inc. has gathered, preserved and performed community stories nationally and internationally. Over 10 years ago, Linda wanted to expand our methodology for gathering and preserving community stories, so she took several ensemble members to be CBT's first digital storytelling trainers. Since then, CBT has trained hundreds of youth and adults in this methodology. The celebration will include entertainment, digital stories, and story sharing.
The Parris Bennett Digital Storytelling House will serve as a cultural anchor in the East Knoxville community and will serve as a resource in the training and capture of stories of the community. This will also be the place where we carry out the activities of East Knoxville Proud, a cultural campaign to preserve the culture and increase the pride in East Knoxville residents.