Have a story to share? Perform a five-minute story about getting a glimpse of the other side to a live audience! Being out of your element, walking in someone else’s shoes, ending up in interesting places, or just seeing the other side of a story – we want to hear it all. And of course, for those who prefer to just listen – we want a great audience as well.
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Cost: $5 in advance; $10 at the door
Refreshments will be served
How to tell a story
(storytelling guidelines lovingly borrowed from themoth.org)
How it Works
7:45 Sign up to tell a story, volunteer to be on a judging team or just sit back and listen.
8:00 We’ll pick the first name and the show will begin.
Each teller will have 5 minutes to tell his or her tale. After each story, the judges confer and give a score. The teller
with the highest score becomes our winner.
*We are looking for TRUE STORIES. OK, there won’t be a fact-checker there, and the FBI probably won’t dig into your files to verify the names and dates and places, but please know, the intent and spirit of the event is for TRUE stories.
*No readings; no notes, papers, or cheat sheets allowed.
*Contestants are judged on sticking to the five-minute time frame, sticking to the theme and having a story that
sticks–one that has a conflict and a resolution.
*Steer clear of meandering endings.
*Your last line should be clear in your head.
*Start in the action and set up the stakes.
Meet our MC – Julia Gazdag
Julia Gazdag is a writer, photographer, blogger and breakfast taco enthusiast. She hails from Budapest and has lived in New York, LA, Austin and Portland, currently residing in Brooklyn.