Crack-up: Funny storytelling in Boston
Paula Junn, Ben Viix, Robin Maxfield
@the Burren with these three (3) feature (juried) storytellers, and then five (5) slots open for the audience to put their name in the hat to crack us up!
Monday at 7PM (Doors 6:30PM) Tix $8 online or $10/5 for students with ID @ the door
--> New venue and date for final crack-up Monday Aug 5th 2013 <--
at The Burren, 247 Elm Street, in Davis Square, Somerville
What do we mean by "a story" ?
It will have a beginning, middle and an end and not be a string of jokes.
What do we mean by "funny" ?
Knowing smiles and rueful laughter to pee-in-your-pants paroxysms of laughter = funny.
What do we mean by "true" ?
Using the David Sedaris measure* of 97% true because 99% of the time, the truth is funnier than fiction.
Your story should be at least 3 minutes long. But no longer than 5:59 minutes long. You lose if you go over.
Your story must be about you. And any other names changed to protect the innocent and guilty alike. Pitch us your story or just show up for a chance to compete in the slam following three features.
Go to the RecordStoriesHere page @ massmouth.blogspot.com & record online or call 617.942.2553
Tix @ massmouth.eventbrite.com
on fb & Twitter as "massmouth"
247 Elm St
massmouth works to renew the timeless art of storytelling in Massachusetts by engaging a new generation of tellers and listeners through education, live performance and social media.
What is a Story Slam? A story slam is a contest of stories by known and undiscovered talent. Themes are posted on our events pages (www.massmouth.com) and story slammers sign up on the night to tell a 5-minute short story on the evening's theme. Ten names will be drawn at random from a box. A team of 5 volunteer judges - interested amateurs, storytellers, theater people and members of the audience who love stories - evaluate how well each story is told, how well it is constructed, how well the story explores, connects and/or reveals some truth about the theme and, how well it honors the time limit. The 2 highest-scoring tellers and a third selected by the audience are awarded prizes and an opportunity to perform at the "BigMouthOff" at the end of the slam season (Sept - April).
For more info, visit: http://massmouth.org
"storytelling: funnier than poetry, deeper than comedy"
- Michael Anderson