In 1878, local telegraph operator George Coy established the first telephone exchange in the world right here in New Haven. A Broken Umbrella Theatre, New Haven’s own theater company specializing in original work inspired by New Haven history, celebrates Coy’s groundbreaking invention with Exchange.
Inspired by Coy’s early invention, Broken Umbrella will examine the public’s relationship with the telephone, communication, and personal exchange by recording and sharing first-person stories and incorporating some of the content into dialogue, song lyrics, or soundscapes for performances of Exchange during New Haven’s “City Wide Open Studios” in October, 2017. Visit A Broken Umbrella’s Mobile Story Exchange at Pop-ups and on the Green to share your stories and hear stories in return!
Open to All. Everyone has a story and we want to tell YOURS!