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There are many ways to join the movement! As a grassroots activism through storytelling arts movement, The Scheherazade Project needs help from people everywhere to succeed.



As a 501(c)(3) public charity, The Scheherazade Project depends on your tax-deductible funds and support to: organize activism through storytelling arts events ; provide resources to inspire visual, literary, and performing artists to utilize the power of creativity as a means to amplify our voices as public citizens; and provide a platform for those voices to be heard. Gifts of any size are deeply appreciated. We hope you'll consider giving $50, $100, or more.


Tweet a photo of yourself breaking out of the box like the one above. Link to and use #101nights.

Mention us and/or use #101nights when sharing photos or videos of your literary, visual, or performing storytelling arts on Instagram or Twitter.

Re-post, re-tweet, or talk to your friends about what the Scheherazade Project is doing. Join us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.


The Scheherazade needs volunteers and interns. Positions are available on an ongoing basis to help with publicity, outreach, programming, fundraising, administration, social media management, and event support. You do not need to be a storytelling artist to fill these positions. If you are interested, please contact us. Send a resume (or an overview of educational background and relevant work/volunteer history), a thoughtful cover letter outlining your interest in The Scheherazade Project and why you would be a good fit. Use Subject Line: TSP Volunteer [Last Name] or TSP Intern [Last Name].

Although COVID-19/CoronaVirus has made hosting live events impossible at the moment, we’re optimistically calling for auditions for Featured Storytellers to perform via livestream one per day from July 25th – November 2nd 2020. We will also include three-four larger shows to anchor the months-long event. In the event we can gather in-person, we will include live events in front of the White House.

Featured storytellers are chosen by a committee made up of members of the Scheherazade Project’s board of directors and other members of the Scheherazade Project community.

Stories can be of any artform – spoken word, poetry, music, dance, painting, sculpture, you name it! They need not be political in nature. the Scheherazade Project stories can both distract from and draw attention to the dire situation we’re in. After all, we should release good energy into the world when we need it most!

To Audition:

Step One:
Record a 5 to 7 minute video in which you:
•    Tell us a little about yourself
•    Perform a few minutes of you telling, reading, singing, dancing, playing music, showing images of your art, or otherwise performing your story.

Step Two:
•    Upload your video to YouTube
•    Set it to “unlisted.” Public videos will not be considered.

Step Three:
•    Email the link to us with Subject Line: Audition [Your Last Name]


Host Scheherazade Project #101Nights storytelling events in your city, town, neighborhood, college campus, or living room. LiveStream or record the performances with the #101Nights – Contact us for more information. Subject Line: Organizer [Last Name]