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Our stories connect us and make us unique, students performing Walk Through This World demonstrated this week. Telling the personal stories of Milton community members, the Project Story performers made connections among the School’s students, faculty, and staff.

Storytelling is especially important right now as people remain distant during the COVID-19 pandemic, said English faculty member Hannah Pulit ’07, who with Performing Arts faculty member Peter Parisi teaches the Project Story: Narrative Journalism and Performance course.

“At a time when many of us are feeling isolated and disconnected, we particularly appreciate the affirmation that stories matter, that they remind us of our shared humanity, and that, though we may feel lonely in our struggles, we are never truly alone,” Pulit said to close the performance.

Jack Burton ’22, Amelia Solomon ’23, Nate Stewart ’21, and Tanisha Dunac ’21, interviewed students representing each Upper School grade, Middle and Upper School faculty, and a staff member from the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. For the performance, they wove together the stories by theme, performing them in their subjects’ voices. 

Topics of the candid personal stories included living abroad, family dynamics, connections with faith, life during the pandemic, experiences with racism and colorism, grief, and the best advice the subjects ever received.