On February 9, 2018, TMI Project presented Locker Room Talk, a true storytelling performance by a cast of Kingston High School football players, as part of its ongoing partnership with the nationally-acclaimed violence prevention organization A Call to Men. A keynote by Tony Porter of A Call To Men preceded the performance. Porter’s 2010 TED Talk has been named by GQ Magazine as one of the “Top 10 TED Talks Every Man Should See,” and in the wake of the #MeToo movement, Porter has been a featured speaker on The Today Show, NPR, and Man Enough.
This live performance of Locker Room Talk was presented as a sneak peak to the forthcoming documentary of the same name, which chronicles the players’ participation in a TMI Project memoir writing and storytelling workshop designed to confront a hyper-masculine culture–and redefine what it means to be men. Locker Room Talk is produced in partnership with Stockade Works.
TMI Project envisions a world where true storytelling is an agent of change; where, through the sharing of radically candid, true, personal narratives, everyone—storytellers and listeners alike—can become empowered, release shame and stigma, and replace old understandings with new ones. We aspire to engender compassion, understanding and public awareness. We aim to incite social, legal, and political change by providing participants the skills needed to be captivating storytellers, and by amplifying the voices of populations whose stories often go unheard.
TMI Project storytellers become agents of change for social justice movement building by bravely and candidly sharing the “too much information” parts of their stories, the parts they usually leave out because they’re too ashamed or embarrassed.
Since its founding 2010, TMI Project has led approximately 70 workshops and staged performances by more than 1,500 participants, which have been presented to audiences of nearly 50,000 people in schools, colleges, prisons, mental health clinics, theaters, community centers, and the United Nations.
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