Where are you finding delight right now?

Where are you finding delight during the quarantine of 2020?

I’ve been thinking a lot about delight and where we’re finding it right now. Be the Street can’t engage with our communities in the same way as we used to, but how can we reach out to each other with these moments of delight from where we are? What does it mean to cultivate radical joy in a time of such uncertainty and grief?

I was inspired by Ross Gay and Krista Tippett’s conversation (https://onbeing.org/programs/ross-gay…) and put out a call for an artistic creation that could support us in collectively tending joy. This was the response.

For more information, contact: flagler.4@osu.edu

April 4th Performance Cancelation

Hello everyone! Our April 4th performance has been cancelled due to OSU’s proactive response to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please stay tuned for updates on how to engage with our work as we move towards online interactions and platforms for at least the rest of March  Take care!


Join us!

Be the Street is excited to start up with new workshop series soon! Come join us at one of our locations — Our Lady of Guadalupe Center, Hilltop YMCA, and Dedicated Senior Medical.

Charla Comunitaria Sobre Vivir en Hilltop/Westside

Do you have something to say about living in Hilltop/Westside Columbus? Join Our Lady of Guadalupe Center in partnership with Ohio State University’s “Be the Street” team as we share and listen to stories about belonging, pride, and making a positive difference in the community. The event takes place this Friday, November 1 from 1:00-2:30 PM. Contact us at 614-274-0109 for more information.

Story Circles Bilingües @ Third Way Cafe!!!

Join us at Third Way Café for a Story Circle and Community Discussion about the Hilltop!

Thursday October, 24th 7:00-8:30pm


Do you have something to say about living in the Hilltop or just like sharing stories?

Be the Street is a community-engaged performance project that makes original performances with folks in the Hilltop. We’re holding story circles to share and listen to stories about belonging, pride, and what you wish people payed more attention to in your communities.

These circles and conversations will help determine the topic of our spring performances.

Come join us! We’ll have some food, conversation, and a lot of stories!

All ages, identities, and abilities welcome!

Event RSVP Here


¡Únase a nosotros en Third Way Café para un círculo de historias y una discusión comunitaria sobre Hilltop!

Jueves 24 de octubre 7:00-8:30pm


¿Tienes algo que decir sobre vivir en Hilltop o simplemente quieres compartir historias? Be the Street es un proyecto de actuación comprometido con la comunidad que realiza performances originales con personas en Hilltop. Estamos organizando círculos de historias para compartir y escuchar historias sobre pertenencia, orgullo y sobre lo que desea que la gente preste más atención en sus comunidades. Estos círculos y conversaciones ayudarán a determinar el tema de nuestras performances de primavera.

¡Ven y únete a nosotros! ¡Tendremos algo de comida, conversación y muchas historias!

¡Gente con todas las edades, identidades y habilidades son bienvenidas!

Event RSVP Here


Goose on the Loose Improvisation/Storytelling Festival October 12 & 13

Hi Be the Street Friends! I wanted to personally invite you to these free workshops on improv and storytelling! I’m helping teach both days along with an improv troupe from Chicago and a professional storyteller. It would be amazing to see some of you there  This event is not hosted by Be the Street, but has overlapping goals and I wanted to make sure folks who might be interested knew about it.  

Here’s a facebook link and how to register:


More schedule information is below.

Saturday, lunch is included! I hope to see some of our participants there.

— Moriah

Columbus Unscripted Sassy Do Improv and The Wild Goose Creative in partnership with The United Way and guest artists from Chicago and Kansas City will conduct workshops and performance sessions for community residents to learn creative communication skills using the forms of improv and storytelling during the inaugural Goose on the Loose: When Comedy and Community Collide.

FREE EVENT—registration required through EVENTBRITE (see below)

About this Event:

Saturday, October 12th: Reeb Center 9:45AM – 2:00PM
FREE to the public; Limited Registrations available

9:45AM-10:15AM: Welcome participants, check in

10:15AM-12:15PM: Hitch*Cocktails Improv class
Join in a celebration and discovery of what it means to discover, create and play through the tools of improvisation! Comedy and community collide when we use improvisational games to connect with others, build story and experience co-creation! Join us in a safe space to build together!

12:15-12:45PM :Lunch to be provided by United Way

12:45-2:00 PM: Show co-created with instructors and community members,
A free offering for our community, please join your friends and neighbors for a showcase when comedy and community collide! Experience improvisation, story, laughter and fun as workshop participants share their experiences with you!

Sunday, October 13th: Reeb Center, 12:00-4:30 PM
FREE to the public; Limited Registrations available

12:30-1:00 PM: Welcome participants, check in, Jamie Arrives

1:00-3:00 PM: Jamie Campbell leads workshop –
Funny Story – Everyone has a story to tell – some of us just need a little help finding it. This workshop focuses on those moments in our lives that may not have been funny at the time, but with a little distance have become something we can laugh at. Award-winning comedian Jamie Campbell will guide participants through improv and writing exercises to find those true stories and craft them into a performance that allows them to connect with an audience and laugh at life.

3:00-4:00PM: Jamie Campbell leads co-created story show

Check out Goose on the Loose Eventbrite for additional festival events, October 10-13, held at Wild Goose Creative.