Tue, 3 January 2012
massmouth was invited back to celebrate First Night 2012 with story. We said hello to 2012 with two, back to back story slams and this podcast is from the first slam, recorded with a digital Zoom. It features an excerpt of Reggie Carpenter's story on the theme "home", Scott Schultz's 'pony in the cellar' from "gifts" theme, Michael Anderson's tale of two breakfasts and Abishek Shah's "the end" of the party. Both story slams were standing room only.
8PM to 9:45PM part one and 9:45pm to 11PM part two
The theme for stories was "the end" OR tellers could may bring a story on any prompt* from any Season III story slams.(emergency,supernatural,wheels, pranked, idol, where I'm from, and gifts)The audience jumped in and even more opted to sit back and listen to some of Boston's best story slammers. People with a 4 minute story on the theme "the end " or any of the season's themes brought their stories and then dropped their names in the “hat” and were drawn at random to tell in each slam .
On April 11, 2012, 7-9PM All the finalists if our offical slams will gather at Coolidge Corner, main Theater to compete for a week in a medeival townhouse in Tuscany and other prizes. If you've lived it, you have a story. Tell it!
About story slams
Like a poetry slam, a story slam is a performance based contest where volunteer judges choose the best true story on the theme. Anyone may sign up at the venue for a chance to tell their true, 5-minute, first- person narrative and a lucky 8-10 tellers will be chosen at random to perform their stories. Check out our upcoming slams at massmouth.com events pages and follow us on twitter and Facebook.
First Night, Inc. is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to building community and celebrating diversity through the arts. With 35 years under its belt, the organization has grown into an internationally-renowned festival presenter and more – delivering high-quality arts programs to large diverse audiences, offering vital arts education opportunities to underserved children and teenagers, and providing unique planning and production services to the field.