Metamorphosis

by Nikeala Frederick "Metamorphosis" is defined in Webster’s as a striking alteration in appearance, character or circumstances. This was a fitting theme for the first Rabbit Box of 2019 on Wednesday, January 9th. Ryder Crosby, a local business owner and memorable storyteller who shared his own story of transformation in the Rabbit Box “Skin Deep” …

Feliz Navidad! Merry Christmas! Happy New Year, Y’all!

Feliz Navidad!

by Nikeala Frederick DJ’ed by Athens Latin and emceed by state representative Deborah Gonzalez, the special holiday edition of Rabbit Box was a riveting smorgasbord, as the theme suggests. To start the night off, host Deborah Gonzalez asked the audience to join her in singing the popular tune “Feliz Navidad.” Her inviting presence and relatable …

Living Positive

“Living Positive” by Tara Stuart A collaboration with Live Forward (formerly AIDS Athens), the Rabbit Box: Living Positive show drew a crowd of 200 to the Foundry on September 12th. The evening's storytellers captivated the audience with their marvelous stage presence, spunk, and joie de vivre. Our emcee Riley Kirkpatrick provided heartfelt, thoughtful commentary for …

It’s the Law

“It's the Law” by Tara Stuart Joan Prittie — the quick-witted and charismatic Executive Director of Project Safe — graced the stage as mistress of ceremonies for Rabbit Box’s August show “It’s the Law.” The evening’s theme inspired first-hand accounts of defending, questioning, breaking, and taking steps toward changing laws in America and abroad. Through …

Skin Deep

June 27, 2018 “Anything Goes” by Patricia Tacuri With more than 250 in attendance on a sweltering July night, renowned and beloved local artist David Hale shared both his humor and his vast knowledge of tattoos to kick off an epic storytelling event.   People told enthralling stories about their tattoos that encompassed a hilarious …

Anything Goes

June 27, 2018 “Anything Goes” by Patricia Tacuri The theme Anything Goes encompassed tales of hilarious vacation mishaps on three different continents, the freeing power of the word “NO,” healing emotional wounds through forgiveness, and timely stories of the enduring bonds between fathers and children. With more than 200 in attendance, our vibrant emcee Ashley …

Think Before You Move

May 9, 2018 “Think Before You Move” by David Noah Life the Griot was the emcee, and his positive energy lit up the Foundry! We all act without thinking sometimes, and the consequences can change our lives. The Rabbit Box storytellers told what happened in their own lives when they did or didn't think first. …

Roam Sweet Roam

April 11, 2018 “Roam Sweet Roam” Listeners were regaled with both harrowing and heart-warming tales of travel around the globe in a night of vicarious adventure. Emily Parker, who has her own globe-trotting pedigree, was our charming emcee for the night. Rhianna Hohbein kicked off the evening telling how, as a teen, she had crippling …

RB65: A Life Well Read

In March, Books for Keeps collaborated with Rabbit Box to present, "A Life Well Read." Emcee Rachel Watkins called it a "match made in heaven," noting that a good story can, "change your life; it can teach you empathy. It can give you direction and give you purpose." Eight bibliophiles took the stage to tell …