Functions as a platform for community, identity, social, and political struggles to be heard through the lens of performance Creates space for narratives and conversations to be shared Generates dialogue among local & global neighbors Provokes collective listening to initiate change
About the The CSCProject: The Community Storytelling Composition Project (The CSCProject) is a multimedia/multimodal, performance-based initiative dedicated to facilitating embodied healing and change by creating space for the archiving of oral histories via performance to learn, listen, and understand each other's experiences by way of personal narrative.
We develop ethnographic performances by collecting narratives around current and prescient conversations, pairing them with soundscapes and original movement. At The CSCProject we prioritize utilizing aberrant, site-specific spaces for these narratives to be heard outside of conventional proscenium environments, bringing community access and cultural immediacy to the forefront. The narratives are raw and relevant, organically captured in everyday environments.
Our Mission: Our mission is to make personal accounts of past and living history accessible in shared spaces, incentivizing social, political, and personal initiatives to continue. We are motivated by the belief that we can collectively create a sustainable world for all members of a culture to safely live, thrive and continue to collaborate with one another. It is a movement of inclusivity and cooperativism.
It is The CSCProject’s belief that divergent ideas experienced through creative opportunities develop a type of mutual aid, as these “Creative Commons'' have the potential to transpire into spaces for new conversations, perspectives, and viewpoints to be shared between neighbors who otherwise would not have had the opportunity to engage with one another over such topics.
Our work considers performance a subversive tool that can be used to generate conversation around particularly significant or charged subjects, and to highlight the voices of those who often are overlooked and undervalued by society. Most of our work focuses on socio-political discourse, investigating felt experience around concepts that have included Disconnection, Involuntary Waste, Local Food Systems, Hydraulic Fracking, Gender Politics and Systemic Injustices.
Our Vision: At The CSCProject we believe creative initiatives have potential to cultivate conversations around the changes needed within a community, furthering the potential to develop a wider range of creative solution-based social actions toward community stewardship. With our work we recruit the mediums of soundscape and performance art as a way to communicate and deliver community stories. The project hopes that such spaces cultivate accessibility and opportunities for exchange, providing more access points for important dialogue.
Our multidisciplinary pieces are created and shared with the hope that the conversation does not end with the performance alone, but translates into long-term social initiatives. In the future The CSCProject hopes to bring our work into schools, using the power of personal narrative to assist in reducing discrimination and misunderstandings.