Performances of Olfactory Memoirs will debut in 2017. Beginning with the all-inclusive theme of “childhood,” we present audiences with a range of narratives designed to resonate in collective memory and expand the complexity and diversity of what it means to "grow up." The springboard for each writer's narrative is an olfactory memory that deeply evokes some childhood memory. Select members of the writing workshops will read from their childhood memoirs while scent narratives are transmitted throughout the space using new technologies. These olfactory landscapes (“scent-scapes”) are narrative compositions in their own right, and are intended to add a sensory dimension to the performance by connecting audiences more deeply to the narrative texts read on stage.