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Word of Mouth Storytelling Slam: “Bridges”
Friday, October 19 • 7PM ($5–Cash only at the door)

On October 19, the Playhouse will present: “Bridges,” our first community story slam!

Prepare a five minutes story, based on the theme “Bridges,” put your name in a hat and you could be one of ten people selected to tell your story onstage.

How to prepare/ participate:

  • Prepare a five-minute story incorporating the theme, Bridges
  • Stories on how you got from here to there; your experience
    with complex dentistry; card game wins and losses; or that time you met Jeff and Beau– get it?
  • Stories are not to exceed five minutes and must be told not read- that’s right, no notes, no writing on your palm, no cue cards.
  • Stories should have a beginning, middle and end.

Pro tip: know the first and last lines of your story.

To Slam:

  • Storytellers arrive with a 5 minute story and put their names into a hat 30 minutes before…
  • The slam starts, the host picks a name, first storyteller tells a story
  • After each story, three groups of judges give a score based on:
    • Is the story on theme?
    • Was it five minutes or under?
    • Was there a meaningful conflict and resolution?

At the end of slam, the storyteller with the highest score wins!

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