The Valley Storytellers Project emerged from a conversation around a table with a cup of coffee and tea between Cornerstone Theater Company’s Artistic Director, Michael John Garcés and Nikiko, Marcy, and Mas Masumoto. Ideas popped and simmered, and continue to stew.

The Valley Storytellers Project has 3 goals:

1) Create spaces of empowerment for people to tell stories

2) Engage in collaborative and public-art making

3) Illuminate voices, stories, and art in and about the Central Valley of California