About Monkey Dumplins
All of us have stories. Learn more about the Appalachian community, their struggles, their achievements and joys.
Monkey Dumplins is Stay in Clay’s community theater group richly woven into the Story Bridge design created by Dr. Richard Geer. It is theater with a purpose serving the people of the community and surrounding region.
Clay County and people from all across Appalachia are filled with stories. We all have a story to tell.
Monkey Dumplins theme song has a line that says, “Call in all the children and gather round the table. We will tell our stories as many as we’re able. Some will be funny and some will be sad. But we’ll have the best time that we’ve ever had.” We take that line very seriously in that, even if funds are scarce, we still have our stories of which no one can take from us. These stories are treasures and not meant to be lost.
Monkey Dumplins Story Bridge Theater offers a stage to present these stories to audiences from all across the county. Some stories are of hard times, some are of days gone by, others tell the history of our county or of very personal experiences. During a recent project, “Harmony in the Hills”, the purpose of the Story Bridge theater was to use the stories to reduce crime in the youth of the area. As was said, “It is theater with a purpose”.
“What is your story?”