The storytellers in today’s episodes are both visionaries who want to build new things and transform. In fact, just in the past week Tiara Ponce won a Cultural Award from Macon Arts Alliance for her “Block the Hate” project in front of Macon’s Confederate statue while also being a highlighted artist for Black History Month at the Tubman Museum. “In order to make change, you have to start with respect,” she said about receiving her award. Meanwhile, Alex Morrison was quoted in the news for continuing to inspire all kinds of people to put their stamp on Macon with the refreshed Macon Action Plan. “This might seem fairly obvious, but in order to have a truly vibrant downtown area, you have to have people living there.” And more people are than ever, thanks to his plans.
Both of them took our stage in September as part of our “Macon Magic” show – the photo here is of Tiara and Yana celebrating after the show. What plans will you birth as spring emerges? We’ll be birthing some stories of emerging leaders in our last performance, “Blossoming.” Buy tickets for our FINAL live show in the series here: https://www.thegrandmacon.com/all-events/storytellers4/
The Heartbeat of Georgia is hosted by Koryn Young and Julia Rubens and episodes are produced by Storytellers Macon based off of the limited stage series in partnership with The Grand Opera House.