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 V starting in September 2013 at Doyle's back room in Jamaica Plain, Club Passim in Harvard Square, The Burren in Davis Square and Radio in Union Square, Somerville. Podcasts from season II, III and IV will be uploaded soon. Get details about our next LIVE show by checking massmouth at our websites: http://massmouth.com, and http://massmouth.org. We are on Facebook and twitter as "massmouth,inc. or massmouth" and also blog at http://massmouth.blogspot.com. Advanced tickets are at: http://massmouth.eventbrite.com ( Except for Passim - these are available through http://Passim.org )

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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:general -- 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


massmouth is a 501c3, nonprofit, promoting the timeless art of storytelling in 21st century life, through education, digital media and live performance. Connecting people to their stories to connect people through their stories.
Email     stories@massmouth.com        Phone     617-942-2553
Websites:   
http://massmouth.org/
http://massmouth.com/

http://massmouth.blogspot.com
http://twitter.com/massmouth

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

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 Tony Toledo's story on the theme "obsession",  and a high school student from StoriesLive®, Varvarra Valentin from Lynn Classical High School, the beginning and end of Scott Schultz's major league career and two stories from audience members. 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.

About First Night

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.

 

Direct download: 1st_Night_2012_pt2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:42 AM

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.

About First Night

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.

 

Direct download: First_Night_2012_pt1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:33 AM

1.8 "Outrageous" StorySlamSeason I  - recorded live at Kennedy's Midtown MA on March 15th, 2010. Features stories by Doug Lipman, Robin Maxfield, and Brian O'Donovan.

Each month people crowded into venues all over the city to hear ten tellers, who were chosen at random tell their true 5 minute story on the night’s theme. At each event, more than half of the audience was introduced to story slams and storytelling.  It’s clear that our high-tech society is ripe for some low-tech action. And the essentially human experience of storytelling is fitting the bill.  
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.  All works by masssmouth storytellers. Some are writers, some are storytellers, some are comics, some are improv comedians and for some this is their first literary or performing arts experience. All are real people telling their stories. 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.”

Norah Dooley and Josh Fine transferred and converted audio files from our video collection to create these podcasts. There is some uneven quality and not all issues that occurred in the taping could be resolved in post production. Sorry.  Josh Fine and I worked as "audio engineers" supported with technical assistance from Harrison Swyter.

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

massmouth is a 501c3, nonprofit, promoting the timeless art of storytelling in 21st century life, through education, digital media and live performance. Connecting people to their stories to connect people through their stories.
Email     stories@massmouth.com        Phone     617-942-2553
Websites:  
http://massmouth.org/
http://massmouth.com/
http://twitter.com/massmouth

Direct download: 1.8_Outrageous_StorySlamSeason_I.mp3
Category:storytelling -- posted at: 11:49 PM

1.7 "Love & Lies"  StorySlamSeason I. - recorded live at Kennedy's Midtown MA on February 22nd, 2010. Features stories by Joanne Piazzi, Carolyn Martino, and more.

Each month people crowded into venues all over the city to hear ten tellers, who were chosen at random tell their true 5 minute story on the night’s theme. At each event, more than half of the audience was introduced to story slams and storytelling.  It’s clear that our high-tech society is ripe for some low-tech action. And the essentially human experience of storytelling is fitting the bill.  
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.  All works by masssmouth storytellers. Some are writers, some are storytellers, some are comics, some are improv comedians and for some this is their first literary or performing arts experience. All are real people telling their stories. 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.”

Norah Dooley and Josh Fine transferred and converted audio files from our video collection to create these podcasts. There is some uneven quality and not all issues that occurred in the taping could be resolved in post production. Sorry.  Josh Fine and I worked as "audio engineers" supported with technical assistance from Harrison Swyter.

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

massmouth is a 501c3, nonprofit, promoting the timeless art of storytelling in 21st century life, through education, digital media and live performance. Connecting people to their stories to connect people through their stories.
Email     stories@massmouth.com        Phone     617-942-2553
Websites:  
http://massmouth.org/        http://massmouth.com/    


httphttp://massmouth.com/

Direct download: 1.7_Love__Lies_StorySlamSeason_I._.mp3
Category:storytelling -- posted at: 11:47 PM

1.6 "Errors of Eros"  StorySlamSeason I was recorded live at Ryles Jazz Club in Cambridge, MA on February 14th, 2010. Features stories by Rowan Meade, Barabara Lipke, Chris Osborne and Laura Packer.

Each month people crowded into venues all over the city to hear ten tellers, who were chosen at random tell their true 5 minute story on the night’s theme. At each event, more than half of the audience was introduced to story slams and storytelling.  It’s clear that our high-tech society is ripe for some low-tech action. And the essentially human experience of storytelling is fitting the bill.  

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.  All works by masssmouth storytellers. Some are writers, some are storytellers, some are comics, some are improv comedians and for some this is their first literary or performing arts experience. All are real people telling their stories. 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.”

Norah Dooley and Josh Fine transferred and converted audio files from our video collection to create these podcasts. There is some uneven quality and not all issues that occurred in the taping could be resolved in post production. Sorry.  Josh Fine and I worked as "audio engineers" supported with technical assistance from Harrison Swyter.

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

massmouth is a 501c3, nonprofit, promoting the timeless art of storytelling in 21st century life, through education, digital media and live performance. Connecting people to their stories to connect people through their stories.
Email     stories@massmouth.com        Phone     617-942-2553
Websites:  http://massmouth.com and http://massmouth.org
http://massmouth.org/        http://massmouth.com/   

Direct download: 1.6_Errors_of_Eros_StorySlamSeason_I_.mp3
Category:storytelling -- posted at: 11:45 PM

1.5 "It's Relative"  StorySlamSeason I  was recorded live at the Enormous Room in Cambridge, MA on February January 31st, 2010. Features stories by Amelia Kimball, jess Sutich, Ilene FIscher and more.

Each month people crowded into venues all over the city to hear ten tellers, who were chosen at random tell their true 5 minute story on the night’s theme. At each event, more than half of the audience was introduced to story slams and storytelling.  It’s clear that our high-tech society is ripe for some low-tech action. And the essentially human experience of storytelling is fitting the bill.  
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.  All works by masssmouth storytellers. Some are writers, some are storytellers, some are comics, some are improv comedians and for some this is their first literary or performing arts experience. All are real people telling their stories. 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.”



Norah Dooley and Josh Fine transferred and converted audio files from our video collection to create these podcasts. There is some uneven quality and not all issues that occurred in the taping could be resolved in post production. Sorry.  Josh Fine and I worked as "audio engineers" supported with technical assistance from Harrison Swyter.

"storytelling: funnier than poetry, deeper than comedy" - Michael Anderson, storyteller
massmouth is a 501c3, nonprofit, promoting the timeless art of storytelling in 21st century life, through education, digital media and live performance. Connecting people to their stories to connect people through their stories.
Email     stories@massmouth.com        Phone     617-942-2553
 Websites:  http://massmouth.com and http://massmouth.org

Direct download: 1.5_Its_Relative_StorySlamSeason_I.mp3
Category:storytelling -- posted at: 11:43 PM