6. Winter: **Most important - set up your venues for the Summer where you'll perform - local libraries, local concerts venues, festivals, political gatherings etc.
7. Spring: have some smaller venues you can "test drive' parts of it at. Art galleries, small clubs and coffee houses, private homes. Hold fun-raisers to help pay for your expenses.
8. Summer: take it to the streets
9. Summer: You can create this "story' but you also want to be able to hand out information, have exhibits, engage people in a playful way. One way to include people in the issue at hand: Talk about a law or issue that you'd like to see changed, and then have people there suggest new and better laws to take its place -- make it a community effort -- with different people adding their insights while someone synthesizes the info into an intelligent statement.
10. Be creative and share creative ideas with others in the movement. The creativity can only grow.
Some Archetypal Story Ideas:
- Water -- Maidens of the Well; the Wasteland
- Corruption -- The Three Golden Hairs (a young man overthrows the regime, through trickery and strategy, being smarter than the corrupt ones are.) Any fairy tale of a poor man becoming king.
- Women's issues -- The Marriage of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell. The issue of women's sovereignty.
- Polluted air or water -- find a modern sci-fi story and ask the author for permission to create art around its theme.
- Creation Stories -- we need a new creation.
Cathy Pagano, trained at the C.G. Jung Institut-Zurich, is a mythic storyteller, astrologer and teacher. Her storytelling website is http://www.starofthebards.com.
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