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Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM


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WHO? - diverse group of storytellers + entertainers

WHAT? - personal stories of failure | lessons delivered by audience

WHEN? - 5.23.13 | 7 - 8: 30

WHERE? - wealthy theatre | grand rapids, mi

WHY? - eliminate the fear of failure + encourage intelligent risk taking


Doors open at 6:30 PM


We’ve been inundated with motivational phrases about never giving up, getting back on the horse, and shaking it off our whole lives. We’ve listened to charismatic speakers lecture us on their success and the process by which they met their goals and exceeded expectations. We’ve toasted promotions and diplomas, and given standing ovations to accomplishments.

But what happens when you just totally blow it?

Hosted in the historic Wealthy Theatre (1130 Wealthy St. SE), Failure-Lab will present a group of diverse speakers and musical guests in a fluid 1.5 hour format devoted to screwing up. A brief moment between speakers will allow for the audience to reflect, and an after party immediately following the presentation will offer a chance to mingle and share.

A one-minute interval between speakers will allow for the audience to reflect, storytellers will not be sharing lessons, it’s up to you. An after party immediately following the performance will offer a chance to mingle and share.

The “storytellers” represent a variety of industries and backgrounds and look forward to sharing their worst. Humbling, personal, touching, and at times humorous, Failure-Lab hopes to cultivate a community that can share their struggles, challenge their perspectives, and shake it off confidently from mistakes.




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When & Where

Wealthy Theatre
1130 Wealthy Street Southeast
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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Failure:Lab is a raw and intimate evening showcasing personal stories of failure.

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