YMP's "Storytelling for Change" Fellowship

Now accepting applications! due September 1

Nikiko Masumoto and Brynn Saito on stage at Fresno Soap Co theater. Photo by Mizue Photography

Fresno Soap Co Theater in downtown Fresno. Photo by Mizue Photography.

Entrance hall at Fresno Soap Co Theater in downtown Fresno, CA. Photo by Mizue Photography.

Brynn Saito and Nikiko Masumoto rehearsing "Hold This Stone" in Nov, 2017 at the Fresno Soap Co theater. Photo by Mizue Photography.


We believe in the transformative power of stories.

Yonsei Memory Project invites you to join us as a YMP "Storytelling for Change" Fellow! Applications due on Saturday, September 1, 2018.

We believe that stories have power. The narratives we write and tell ourselves shape our lives and communities; they inspire action, bring nuance to memory and history, and help us envision a future world.

YMP's "Storytelling for Change" Fellowship seeks to train new and experienced writers, artists, activists, organizers, educators, students, and local community members in the power of crafting and telling detailed, heart-moving, and inspiring personal stories that touch upon themes of civil injustice, civil liberties, resilience, or anything similar. 


Key Dates 

Before applying, please check your calendars to make sure you can commit to these story-development workshops and performance dates!

Workshop 1: Saturday, September 29 (3-hour workshop with Nikiko and Brynn)
Workshop 2: Saturday, October 13 (3-hour workshop with guest writer/teacher, Brian Komei Dempster)
Workshop 3: Saturday, October 20 (3-hour workshop with Nikiko and Brynn)

Performance Dates: Performances will take place at the Fresno Soap Co. theater across two weekends. You will choose two of the following four show times to read/perform: Saturday, Oct 27 (evening); Sunday, Oct 28 (afternoon); Saturday, Nov 3 (evening); Sunday, Nov 4 (afternoon).  

Rehearsal Date: Either Friday, Oct 26 or Friday, Nov 2nd, depending on which weekend you perform.


ALL levels and backgrounds are welcome to apply, no experience needed!

Please learn more about the "Storytelling for Change" Fellowship program and apply here. Applications are due on Saturday, September 1!