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"Everyone's Story Matters": A Kent State Storycorps Project

The Kent State School of Theatre and Dance has partnered with the Performing Arts Library and StoryCorps to present "Everyone’s Story Matters": A Kent State StoryCorps Project. Inspired by Intimate Apparel, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning play that is being produced by the School of Theatre and Dance, this project intertwines the StoryCorps Mission with themes and ideas explored in the play.

Be sure to join the StoryCorps community created for this project. After you have created your personal StoryCorps account, click the link below to join. Then you are ready to record or upload your interview and share it with the community.

Join Our StoryCorps Community

If you are interested in becoming a Student Coordinator for this project, please contact:

Fabio Polanco – fpolanco@kent.edu

Nick Drashner – ndrashne@kent.edu

If you are selected to be a Student Coordinator, responsibilities may include a range of activities such as conducting high-profile interviews, marketing, outreach, and technical support. 

In preparation for recording your interview, check StoryCorps.me Tools and Resources for information on: Getting Started, Interview Tips, and Sound Quality. Additional Technical Support and Frequently Asked Questions can be found at the link below.

Additional Technical Support and Frequently Asked Questions

Methods for recording and uploading your interview:

  1. Install and use the StoryCorps app on a personal device.
  2. Visit the Performing Arts Library, and check out one of the project iPads.
  3. Record your interview manually, and upload via StoryCore.me

Install and use the StoryCorps app on a personal device.

In order to record and share your interview with our KSU StoryCorps Community, you’ll need to use both a internet browser as well as the StoryCorps App on your personal device

  1. Click HERE to visit StoryCorps.me and create a personal account.
  2. Once you have created a personal account click HERE to join the KSU StoryCorps Community.
  3. Download the StoryCorps App on your personal device – Click HERE for download option info.
  4. Open StoryCorps App and login using your personal account info
  5. Press the “+” button to begin
  6. First, click the Prepare an Interview button.
  7. Click the Share this interview button at the bottom and be sure to add the KSU StoryCorps Community – click save after you’ve added it. This step is important to connecting with our project!
  8. You can also input interview questions and name the interview before recording.
  9. After you are done you are all set to record your interview.
  10. Remember, being in a quiet space and having questions prepared goes a long way to improving the quality of your interview.
  11. Once you have finished recording your interview, upload or take a photo, and input information about the interview. Be sure that the KSU StoryCorps Community is listed at the bottom of this info before finishing.
  12. Final, click the Publish Interview button.

Visit the Performing Arts Library, and check out one of the project iPads.

You may choose to visit the Performing Arts Library and use your student information to check out an iPad which has the StoryCorps App installed. There are also quiet rooms available to record in. Both the iPad and the rooms can be checked out in 2-hour increments of time.

  1. Click HERE for more information on the Performing Arts Library
  2. Click HERE for location and contact information for the Performing Arts Library
  3. Click HERE to access the online scheduler and check out one of the rooms in advance.
  4. Once you arrive, ask someone at the front desk to check out one of the iPads.
  5. A default StoryCorps account is be provided for use with the library iPads. A PDF will be located on the dock of the home screen with more information on how to login.
  6. You may also choose to create your own personal StoryCorps account. If so, visit HERE for information on how to do this in a tablet device.

Record your interview manually, and upload via StoryCore.me

The StoryCorps App provides an integrated way to record, share, and publish your interview. If you prefer to record the interview manually with separate software, you may do so.

  1. Choose an audio editor (computer) or recording app (tablet) to record your interview.
  2. After you’ve recorded your interview using other software, export the audio file of your interview onto your computer’s or tablet’s hard drive. Click HERE for info on file formatting.
  3. Visit StoryCorps.me, signup a new personal account or login if you already have one.
  4. Once you have created a personal account click HERE to join the KSU StoryCorps Community.
  5. After you’ve joined the community, click on your profile name in the top right corner of the browser window, and select Add a New Interview
  6. Fill in information and upload files where prompted in the form.
  7. Be sure to select the KSU Community in the last box (#8). This should be highlighted before moving forward.
  8. Click the Upload and Share button when finished.