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Folk and Fairy Tale Slam @ Puppet Showplace Theatre in Brookline

massmouth, inc.

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Brookline, MA

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Final traditional storytelling event of the season!

MAR 16th "celtic craic"

Folk and Fairy Tales from Ireland and other Celtic traditions for adults

in a Slam format followed by a featured performance by Doria Hughes

Traditional storytellers from massmouth,inc. and the Puppet Showplace Theatre 

have been proud to present a monthly series of folk & fairy tale slams - "Slamming the Tradition" - six traditional storytelling events for adults. from OCT 2012 - MAR 2013 ran on Thursday evenings starting at 7PM:

Oct 18  Grimm and Twisted, featuring Jackson Gillman & special guest, Maria Tatar

Nov 15 "feast and famine" feature George Capaccio stories from around the world

Dec 20 "bringing back the light" feature Laura Packer  solstice stories 

Jan 17  "Mother Africa" feature ToRena Webb  stories from African culture and traditions

Feb 14  " love, sex & heads may roll"  feature Norah Dooley Tales from Bocaccio w/harp

Mar 16th   "celtic craic" feature Doria Hughes

 

This program challenges tellers of traditional stories with the following guidelines:

  • tell a 7 minute story from a tradtional source
  • must be fiction and from some tradition
  • not a literary work, but in the tellers own words
  • tellers may use a props, costumes, music BUT no notes

We have secured the prizes and the audience will choose the winners:

A bag of magic beans = 1st

A magic wishing stone = 2nd

A small bale of hay = 3rd

Additional prizes include a gift certificate to the Brookline Booksmith and free passes to story slams, mugs and T-shirts may be added. More details to come.

For more information, visit our event pages: http://massmouth.ning.com/events

Bring a story to tell and put your name in the hat!

Puppet Showplace Theatre is an award-winning non-profit performing arts organization committed to excellence in puppetry for audiences of all ages.  Established in 1974, PST is the first and only year-round dedicated puppetry presenter in New England. In addition to hosting massmouth's new story slam series, PST regularly presents adult performances as part of its "Puppets@Night" series, and holds its own cabaret-style “Puppet Showplace Slam,” on alternating months. www.puppetshowplace.org/

 
 

32 Station Street  Brookline, MA 02445

Have questions about Folk and Fairy Tale Slam @ Puppet Showplace Theatre in Brookline? Contact massmouth, inc.

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Puppet Showplace Theatre
32 Station St
Brookline, MA 02445

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massmouth, inc.

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

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