Storyscope Story Circle- Living Library Premier: Live Scene from New Original Play, "Looking Back"

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Teens, Adults
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You’re invited to DFL’s first-ever Living Library program!

First, you’ll be treated to a live scene from “Looking Back,” a new, original play by Andrea Markowitz about a real-life 1950s Cave Creek rancher who plans to subdivide his ranch. The scene involves his conflict with a neighbor who does not want a subdivision bordering her ranch.

Next, the audience will break out into facilitated Story Circles to react to the scene and share our own stories about living in the Cave Creek region. Each person will have about three minutes to share a personal story based on the theme for the day: “At home in the Cave Creek area, what calls you to live in the desert foothills?” When all stories are told, the group will reflect on connections made.

“Looking Back” will be presented in its entirety Nov. 17 - 19 at Desert Foothills Library, in collaboration with Desert Foothills Theater and the Cave Creek Museum. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

This special event launches DFL’s new “Living Library” program, to preserve the history of Carefree and Cave Creek through the hearts and minds of the people who lived it. Be among the first to experience our Living Library!

Story Circles Facilitator: John Genette, co-founder of the Storyscope Project.



The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.