You are listening to a massmouth story slam podcast. Our stories are recorded live at venues throughout Greater Boston. There are 9 podcasts in our first series, containing stories+highlights from our first slam season where people of all ages, backgrounds and storytelling experience, came to tell, and listen. They were all eager for the 'story connection'.
Our slams are great entertainment and often connect us to new or resonating experiences. Come to listen or come to tell! Join us live for season VI, 2014 -2015 at Club Passim in Harvard Square, The Trident Booksellers Cafe and Centre Street Sanctuary in JP. Podcasts from season II, III, IV and V will be uploaded soon.
For details about our next LIVE show by checking massmouth at our websites: http://massmouth.org, Facebook and twitter as "massmouth,inc. or massmouth" and on youtube channel: massmouth2videos
Local storytelling heroes Michael Mack & Jannelle Codianni plus out of town favorite Allison Downey presented the kick-off for 1st Person Plural, season 2. Hosted by Norah Dooley. Curated and produced by HR Britton, Norah Dooley and massmouth,inc. This series gives accomplished storytellers who've honed their craft at story slams a chance to stretch out and tell more elaborate stories.
JANNELLE CODIANNIis a Massachusetts College of Art educated producer and performer. She traveled nationally with the performance art troupe The Art Cheerleaders. In the late 1990's and early 2000's she co-produced Live Girls' Spoken Word and performed all around New England and New York City. She wandered out of the house one day and happened upon Massmouth's story slam at Doyle's, won First Place for the night and took Second Place in the Big Mouth Off in April of 2012. Called "spellbinding" by the Cambridge Chronicle, storyteller and playwright MICHAEL MACKshares disarmingly personal tales of faith, love, and survival. He has published in America, Best Catholic Writing, and the Journal of the American Medical Association and been a feature in The NY Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post, and NPR. Awards include a MA Cultural Council artist grant in both 2005 and 2013. He has performed his solo shows at Foxwoods, the US Library of Congress, Off-Off-Broadway, and at Harvard & Yale Universities. ALLISON DOWNEY is a Storyteller, Singer-Songwriter, Writer and Educator. She believes in the power of story, song and the arts to build community, and teach us about ourselves. She lived in Washington, DC, Spain, New Mexico, and Austin, Texas before landing in her current home of Kalamazoo, MI. She’s toured as an actor/playwright in her one-woman performance piece, as a storyteller for children & adults, and ultimately as a storyteller for The Moth Mainstage.