massmouth story slam podcasts
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

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MUSUEM OF FINE ARTS/BOSTON KRUPP GALLERY (Gallery 215A)

Master storyteller: Odds Bodkin brought the MFA’s “Homer and the Epics” Collection to Life with excerpts from The Odyssey and The Iliad in THREE SPOTLIGHT PERFORMANCES

This podcast contains the 2:00 – 2:15 pm performance of THE STONE-SEALED CAVE:  AN EXCERPT FROM HOMER's  ODYSSEY

In this podcast we hear Pt. 1 of the The Stone-Sealed Cave An Excerpt from The Odyssey recorded during the   2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. performance.

Desperate for seaworthy supplies, Odysseus and his men enter an empty cave where a fire pit smolders and large cheeses speak of shepherds.An immense sleeping mat, however, warns them that a giant lives here, not men. Overcome by curiosity, Odysseus refuses to leave, unaware that they are about to meet Polyphemus the Cyclops, a towering monster with a taste for human flesh.

Three New Galleries Highlighting Greek Wine, Theater and Poetry Open at MFA, Boston, MA. http://www.mfa.org/news/Ancient-Greek-Galleries

MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON  Avenue of the Arts | 465 Huntington Avenue |Boston, Massachusetts 02115 | 617-267-9300  All Spotlight Talks are free with Museum admission.

" The highlight of the Odyssey grouping is a marble Head of Polyphemos (about 150 BC or later). With voluminous, shaggy hair, a deeply furrowed brow, a single, almond-shaped eye between two clenched eye-sockets and parted lips, this head presents Polyphemos as a malformed monster. Also in this section, which features objects that illustrate the journey home of the Greek warrior Odysseus, a Drinking cup (kylix) depicting scenes from the Odyssey (about 560–550 BC) narrates the story of the goddess Circe magically changing the hero’s men into swine on one side, and his escape from Polyphemos on the other.

 

“From Homer’s heroes to the intoxicated ecstasy of Dionysos and his dominion over Greek theater, the visitors to these three new Greek galleries will be reminded of the spoken verses that gave rise to many works of art,” said Christine Kondoleon, George D. and Margo Behrakis Senior Curator of Greek and Roman Art at the MFA. “These galleries offer a cultural context and freshly present some of the best Greek painted vases in the world.” 

 

 

Direct download: Tales_From_Homer_-_Odds_Bodkin_mfa_Boston.mp3
Category:storytelling -- posted at: 10:53 PM

First Night storytelling  for Adults and Big Kids • Pt1             True Life Stories from massmouth.org story slams

This New Year’s Eve, massmouth,inc. welcomed 2015 by presenting 10 hours of family programming during the day and 4 hours of adult storytelling at night.  We told all kinds of stories for all ages during the day and stories for adults based on Season 6 story slam themes at night.

Best of Greater Boston Story Slams 2014 – featured short stories from slam winners with audience participation and prizes Season 6 story slam themes: nuts, mistaken identity, family tree, perfect storm, shelter, lust, leap of faith, games people play, near death, culture shock, beginner’s luck, power trip, like family, naked, date night, and game over

8:00 PM – 8:45 PM Host: Brendyn Schneider

9:15 PM- 10:00 PM Host: Diana Valentine

10:30 PM -11:15 PM Host: Audra Jamai

 

 

Direct download: 1stNight-live-2015-pt1.mp3
Category:storytelling -- posted at: 2:11 AM

First Night storytelling  for Adults and Big Kids • Pt2             True Life Stories from massmouth.org story slams

This New Year’s Eve, massmouth,inc. welcomed 2015 by presenting 10 hours of family programming during the day and 4 hours of adult storytelling at night. We’ve told all kinds of stories for all ages during the day and stories for adults based on Season 6 story slam themes at night.

Best of Greater Boston Story Slams 2014 – featured short stories from slam winners with audience participation and prizes Season 6 story slam themes: nuts, mistaken identity, family tree, perfect storm, shelter, lust, leap of faith, games people play, near death, culture shock, beginner’s luck, power trip, like family, naked, date night, and game over

8:00 PM – 8:45 PM Host: Brendyn Schneider

9:15 PM- 10:00 PM Host: Diana Valentine

10:30 PM -11:15 PM Host: Audra Jamai

pt 3 Best of Greater Boston Story Slams 2014 @First Night, Boston 

pt 3 short stories from slam winners with audience participation and prizes Season 6 story slam themes

storytelling, 1stNight, storytellers, FirstNight-Boston,  storyslams, FirstNight-2105--Boston, #storyslams, massmouth.org, StoriesLive 

Direct download: 1stNight-live-2015-pt2.mp3
Category:storytelling -- posted at: 1:56 AM

First Night storytelling  for Adults and Big Kids • Rooms 104 Room 104  True Life Stories from massmouth.org story slams

This New Year’s Eve, massmouth,inc. welcomed 2015 by presenting 10 hours of family programming during the day and 4 hours of adult storytelling at night. We told all kinds of stories for all ages during the day and stories for adults based on Season 6 story slam themes at night.

Best of Greater Boston Story Slams 2014 – featured short stories from slam winners with audience participation and prizes Season 6 story slam themes: nuts, mistaken identity, family tree, perfect storm, shelter, lust, leap of faith, games people play, near death, culture shock, beginner’s luck, power trip, like family, naked, date night, and game over

8:00 PM – 8:45 PM Host: Brendyn Schneider

9:15 PM- 10:00 PM Host: Diana Valentine

10:30 PM -11:15 PM Host: Audra Jamai

pt 3 Best of Greater Boston Story Slams 2014 @First Night, Boston 

pt 3 short stories from slam winners with audience participation and prizes Season 6 story slam themes

Direct download: 1stNight-live-2015-pt3.mp3
Category:storytelling -- posted at: 1:40 AM

Listen as the new Greek galleries come alive with vivid myths and stories from the Ancient world.  Join storyteller Norah Dooley ( norahdooley.com) for 15 minute tales in the gallery.  Co-presented by MassMouth (www.massmouth.org) and the mfaBoston depatrtment of education.

Music thanks to Michael Levy,lyre of, Wales, UK. In the beginning of the podcast we hear the Epitaph of Seikilos, a complete Ancient Greek Melody Composed by Seikilos, Son of Euterpe, 1st Century CE - Arranged For Replica Lyre and in the outro, the Ancient Greek Musical Fragment, Poem. Mor 1, 11f. Migne 37, 523 - Arranged For Replica Lyre. More of his work www.youtube.com/user/Klezfiddle1


Pathos and Bathos: Backstories of the Ancient Greeks:

The stories of Classical Greece are considered central to an auspicious canon of western literature and history.  But the backstories of events like the Trojan war, how wine came to the symposia and the death of Agamemnon read more like the headlines from People Magazine and Gawker blog.  That mother and her boyfriend killed her….what? Drunken shepherds did what? That celebrity father did what to his daughter? Master storyteller Norah Dooley explores the backstories of objects in three rooms in the new Greek galleries; from the initiating incident of Homer’s epic ( Helen of Troy ) to the fate of the inventor of wine ( Ikarios and his daughter) and Aeuschylus' depiction of the "madness" of Clytemnestra ( death of Agamemnon).

Three New Galleries Highlighting Greek Wine, Theater and Poetry Open at MFA Boston

MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON

Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

617-267-9300

All Spotlight Talks are free with Museum admission.

Next is Odds Bodkin Master storyteller: Odds Bodkin

Bringing MFA’s “Homer and the Epics” Collection to Life:

with his "Excerpts from The Odyssey and The Iliad"

Sunday, January 18, 2015

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
2:00 pm – 2:15pm
3:00 pm – 3:15pm

Krupp Gallery (Gallery 215A) January 18, 2015
Free with Admission – No Ticket Required

 

Michael Levy was born in Liverpool in 1968 & studied Philosophy at the University of Hull. After living in Manchester, where for many years, he worked as both a piano tutor & a support worker for adults with learning disabilities, he now lives with his wife & daughter, Rosalind & Rosie, on the border of semi-rural South Wales, UK : where in his new role, as a full-time "Musical Shaman", he continues to his relentless quest - bringing to life, the lost music of the ancient world... - See more at: http://www.ancientlyre.com/

Direct download: Back-Stories-of-Ancient-Greeks.mp3
Category:storytelling -- posted at: 10:33 PM

Polyphemos @MFABoston- with storyteller, Kate Chadbourne on November 30th. She  brought ancient scenes from Homer to life and into our imaginations. Chadbourne used Homer's words too...epithets like "rosy-fingers of dawn and the like were sprinkled throughout an animated performance. From calling folks to the gallery and announcing storytelling with her pennywhistle to using contemporary allusions ( a rock the size of 4 VW Bugs ) she was spot on in bringing the ancient Greeks alive.

Listen as the new Greek galleries come alive with vivid myths and stories from the Ancient world.  Join storyteller Norah Dooley for 15 minute tales in the gallery on DEC 28th and Odds Bodkin on Jan 18th 2015.  Co-presented by MassMouth (www.massmouth.org).

 

More about Kate here: http://www.katechadbourne.com/

More about Norah Dooley here: http://www.norahdooley.com

More about OddsBodkin here: http://www.oddsbodkin.net

Direct download: 2.GreekGalleriesSpotLightTalksKate_Chadbourne.mp3
Category:storytelling -- posted at: 12:29 PM

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 CODIANNI
 
is 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 MACK shares 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 StorytellerSinger-SongwriterWriter 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.

Direct download: 1st_Person_Plural-OCT_27-Season-II.mp3
Category:storytelling -- posted at: 11:38 PM

Season V podcasts are coming soon!

Category:general -- posted at: 12:53 AM

ALMA - On Sep 28, 2013  Every Object Has a Story - rough cut - just the stories. Music by Choosian Ensemble Armenian Folk Music - "Pampuri Barr"Sincere thanks to the staff at ALMA; Gary Lind-Sinanian and Berj Chekijian and especially Susan Pattie for starting it all. You were all wonderful to work with and your museum is a fabulous organizaton.

Participants shared their stories about an object that is meaningful to them.  We asked "Do you have something that is your treasure - something you would never give away? Like a favorite childhood toy, a book, a photo, an article of clothing, a tool, a musical instrument, a trophy, or a memento like a letter,  ticket stubs or a program? Maybe it is something that hangs on your wall, sits on your mantlepiece, or is tucked away in a closet?  Perhaps you keep this because it embodies or is a "totem" for a time or person in your life, a place you miss, or something you hope for?

Every Object Has A Story  workshop - some of the questions... 

When and how did you first receive or encounter the object?

Who was there? 

What was the first thing you did with it?

What does it look like? color, shape,size

What does it feel like? texture surfaces - depth -  weight

What does it smell like? Is their a sound associated with it?

Did you know it was important from the beginning?

How did your object gain importance to you?

Has its meaning changed over time?

What event or person taught you the importance of this object?

What would you give to get this object back?

Next ?

If you had to give it to someone, who would that be and what would you say to them?

Direct download: ALMA-story_share1.0.mp3
Category:storytelling -- posted at: 6:35 AM

Sandy Miller's story from the the schooled story slam on 9/9/12 at Doyle's Cafe in Jamaica Plain

Each month people crowd into venues all over the city to hear ten tellers, who are chosen at random to tell their true 5 minute story on the night's theme. This site hosts a collection of podcasts from all manner of massmouth live events and other media offerings from 2009 to the present.  Check out iTunes and massmouth.com for more podcasts.  Join us live: At our events pages http://massmouth.ning.com/events and on Facebook and Twitter you can find out where our next live event will be.

“Because you have a life, you have a story. Bring it.”

"storytelling: funnier than poetry, deeper than comedy" - Michael Anderson, storyteller

This podcast was edited and hosted by Jason Tuersky. Follow Jason on twitter @Jasonturesky1

Music provided by local composer,  Curtis K Hughes

"Quartet for Saxaphones" read more about his work at:  http://www.curtiskhughes.com/bio.html


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Direct download: Sandy_Miller-_Schooled.mp3
Category:storytelling -- posted at: 11:26 PM