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AHA MEDIA and Fearless City Mobile warmly welcomes Omari Newton as our Story Box Project Facilitator at W2 Storyeum

April 22, 2010 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA and Fearless City Mobile warmly welcomes Omari Newton as our Story Box Project Facilitator at W2 Storyeum

Omari Newton

bio_omari Omari Newton
Artistic Associate

Montreal-born actor Omari Newton is a professional actor whose work can be seen on television, film and stage. He is fluently bilingual in both French and English and has performed in both languages. His stage work in Québec has earned him a number of favorable reviews and awards. Some career highlights include a best supporting actor nomination for his work in the Centaur Theatre’s production of Joe Penhal’s Blue Orange(soirée des masques). The play also went on to win best English production. Now a resident of Vancouver, Omari recently appeared in Joe Calarco’s critically acclaimed Shakespeare’s R & J and on an episode of the Spike TV series Blade.


Below is a photo from left to right, Hendrik Beune, J-Hock, Kevin King of AHA MEDIA and Fearless City Mobile with our new Story Box Project facilitator Omari Newton



The Story Box Project
at Vancouver Society of Storytelling’s  Storytelling Festival June 13th

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden 578 Carrall St., Van.
Public multi-media presentation in August TBA

At the heart of the City’s Great Beginnings Initiative is the desire to go back to its roots and give each of the founding neighborhoods something to talk about. In one such community, the DTES Story Box Project highlights its rich and storied cultural diversity through oral and written tradition. Unique object/artifact boxes illustrate stories from various voices which are intermingled to create a new and visceral experience. The Festival offers great new beginnings for some multi-faceted dialogue.

Participating Organisations are:

Vancouver Society of Storytelling; Portland Hotel Society; Raycam Community Centre; W2 Culture and Media Centre; Musqueum Nation Writers Group; DTES Women’s Writing Group; Carnegie Centre’s Thursday Writing Group; Native Court Workers, vancouver moving theatre


Below is a photos of our Story Box Project meeting with discussion of  creating our stories though oral, visual, written and a new media, social media and digtial documentation format with cameraphones!


Below is a photo and video of Omari Newton sharing his ideas for our Story Box Project at W2

This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA and Fearless City Mobile on a New Media camera – Panasonic DMC-ZS3. Both AHA MEDIA and Fearless City Mobile is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or