Word of Mouth: Real People. Real Stories.
BCP’s popular storytelling series is back for Winter and Spring 2020 with monthly storytelling performances, workshops, and story slams.
Whether you’ve been “just-listening” to our Word of Mouth series since 2017 or are itching to get up onstage the first time, our 2020 line-up has something for you. Join us for the perfect cozy night out to hear real stories told by real people, or to tell one yourself.
See you at Lambertville Hall!
Word of Mouth Storytelling Slam: “Rebel”
Wednesday, May 20 • 7PM ($5–Cash only at the door)
Story Slams bring our Word of Mouth audience and community together to tell real stories or to hear and cheer our friends and neighbors as they share true tales from their own storied lives.
This interactive show features 10 brave aspirant storytellers and their theme-based 5-minute stories. The storyteller puts their name into a “hat,” waits until the host selects their name, and then gets up onstage to slam their story. Three judging teams, selected from the audience, are on hand to help determine the slam winner.
How to prepare/participate . . .
- Share a five-minute on the theme “rebel” . . . From that time you didn’t talk to your mother for three days cause she caught you smoking, to marches against “the man,” the Dukes of Hazard, perpetual detention, or if Lenny Bruce is your hero, we want to hear about that time you resisted, pushed back, took a stand, died trying, or just didn’t feel like it. Chalk it up to normal teenage angst, civil outrage, or liking colors that clash, calling all rebels, be heard, this slam is for you!
- Stories must be told not read-that’s right, no notes, no writing on your palm, no cue cards.
- Arrive at the slam 30 minutes before the start time to put your name in the hat.
- Once the slam starts, the host picks ten names and the first storyteller tells a story.
- After each story, judges give scores based on these questions . . . Is the story on theme? Was it five minutes or under? Was there a meaningful conflict and resolution?
- At the end of the slam the storyteller with the highest score wins!