All the world’s a stage. What’s yours?
How do you prefer to experience stories? What captures your imagination and gets you excited about the past? Is it museum programming? Movies? Video games? A family member that tells a great tale? A nice commemorative plaque, maybe? Something a little unconventional? How have you shared your own unique perspective on history with others? Show us! Tweet your photos of history (a)live to @Stagehist.
Staging Our Histories spotlights the ways histories are talked about, embodied, represented, remembered and forgotten off the page and outside of the classroom. Before our performers take the stage at the National Arts Centre on May 31st to express their thought-provoking histories through theatre, storytelling, film and poetry, we want to hear from you!
WIN by sharing your favourite experiences of history off the page!
Become a #twitterstorian and tweet original photos or video links of your favourite way to experience history a(live) to @StageHist with the contest hashtag #mylivehistory, before May 29th.
On performance night, participants with the most retweets* win two FREE tickets to Staging Our Histories and a copy of History, Memory, Performance, generously donated by editor David Dean, to be presented at the reception following the night’s performances on May 31st. The runner-up will also receive a pair of tickets (kindly sponsored by individual donors).
Eligible tweets will include a photo or linked video of an activity, performance, artwork, location, person etc that inspired you to experience or reflect upon the past and/or its legacy in the present. Everything from playing a video game that takes place in an alternate past, to a selfie on a historic walking tour is welcome. Tweets may be in French or English.
To be considered for prizes, all tweets must include Staging Our Histories’ twitter handle (@stagehist) and the contest hashtag #mylivehistory. If you are tweeting about the work of another individual or cultural/heritage organization, we encourage you to tag them as well. Entrants are welcome to submit multiple tweets. The contest ends midnight on the night of May 28th.
@Stagehist will retweet all eligible tweets. The two tweets to receive the most total retweets** before May 29th will be the winners!*
Our first prize winner receives a copy of History, Memory , Performance, edited by Prof. David Dean (value $90) and two FREE tickets to Staging Our Histories (value $30+ tax). The runner-up receives two free tickets (value $30+ tax). These prizes can be collected on Staging Our Histories’ performance night, May 31st at the National Arts Centre.***
The histories you tweet can be untold, unofficial and unexpected, but please make sure they are also sensitive, thoughtful and respectful. Any tweets of a graphic nature or those deemed offensive, hateful or inappropriate by the co-directors of Staging Our Histories are disqualified from consideration for the contest and will not be retweeted by @stagehist.
* In the event of a tie, Staging Our Histories’ organizing team will act as judges to vote for the winning tweet and the runner-up. The organizers’ and performers’ tweets are not eligible to win the prizes.
** For the purposes of this contest, we will count only RTs, not quoted tweets, MTs or favourites.
*** The winner must provide a full name & contact information by private message/email to collect his/her prize on May 31st.