EVERYONE HAS A STORY TO TELL!
Let your voice be heard! Join Matrix Sounds & Sessions. Whether you live here, work here, or play here, we want to know what southwest means to you! Share your stories and help us to celebrate the rich history, culture, and spirit that defines this area as one of the most vibrant and diverse in the entire City of Detroit.
 
Look for our Sounds & Sessions sign at special events and gathering spots throughout southwest Detroit and let us record your story about this great community. Join any of our Sessions workshops to learn from experts who will coach you on how to organize and develop engaging stories and present them with confidence and impact. Attend a Listening Party to hear what people have to say. You might even learn something new about the neighborhood!
Check out the details below to learn about the interesting and engaging ways you can be a part of preserving the legacy of this community as we move toward a new, exciting and uncharted future!
 
This project is FREE OF CHARGE thanks to the generous funding from Ford Motor Company.
About Sounds
About Sessions

Sounds Story Gathering 

What: Opportunities to record your unique story about southwest Detroit.

 

Who: Anyone with a story to tell.

Where: Local gathering spots, special events, and Matrix Theatre.

When: Ongoing - Now through December 2020!

See below for detailed dates and information:

 

Matrix Theatre wants to hear from you! Share a special memory about soutwest Detroit. Call 734.707.9276 (our engineer) and leave your thoughts in a two-minute message. These thoughts will be shared in special Listening Parties highlighted interviews with many southwest Detroit residents.

FEEL FREE TO LEAVE YOUR NAME AND CONTACT INFORMATION - AND CALL IN WITH AS MANY STORIES AS YOU WANT!

1. What is your fondest memory of southwest Detroit and why?

2. What is your favorite thing to do in southwest Detroit and why?

3. What is your favorite establishment in southwest Detroit and why?

4. What is it about living in southwest Detroit (if you live here) that you love the most?

5. How has southwest Detroit changed in the past 10 years?

6. What's your favorite story about southwest Detroit?

Until we can offer safe group gatherings for writing workshops, we are offering you FREE one on one coaching from our expert coaching staff!

 

What: Work with a coach to choose, develop, write, and even present your story.

Who: All interested persons!

When: You and your coach will schedule dates and times (ranging from 30-60 minutes a session).

Where: Sessions will be conducted virtually through Zoom or a preferred platform.

Check out video below for getting started with Sessions!

Sounds Listening Parties 

What: Curated listening parties about southwest Detroit with a mix of live and recorded stories, from YOU!

Who: Everyone interested in hearing stories.

Where: Venues will include Matrix Theatre and other SW Detroit locations. As stories are being gathered, you'll be able to listen here, on our website.

When: Ongoing - Now through December 2020!

Future dates will be listed here!

ALL LISTENING PARTIES ARE FREE-OF-CHARGE!

REMEMBER COACHING SESSIONS ARE FREE-CHARGE!

To schedule a one on one session,

please email Amy Johnson at ajohnson@matrixtheatre.org.

Please include subject "Sessions Coaching"

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Previous Sessions workshop Story-tellers & Teaching Artists!

Have questions? Contact Matrix Theatre Company at 313-967-0999.

Sounds & Sessions is generously funded by Ford Motor Company 

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