Sundance Film Festival

'Mortified' storytelling heads to Sundance, taking a healthy dose of Baltimore with it

'Mortified' storytelling heads to Sundance, taking a healthy dose of Baltimore with it

Filmed selections from “Mortified,” a storytelling show in which adults from Baltimore and more than 20 other cities worldwide get to share some of their adolescent angst with a live audience, are headed to the Sundance Film Festival this week.

“It’s a stage show in which adults share their childhood diaries, love letters, poetry, songs they wrote when they were a kid,” says Alexandra Hewett, one of the producers for the “Mortified” shows that take place in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. “Your piece is always derived from your own archives.”

The filmed compilation being shown at Sundance this week, “The Mortified Guide to Family,” was compiled from shows that took place in...

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