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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sunday Night Shenanigans

Hey All!

Just came across this event. It looks pretty awesome and right up the ally of you theatrical types out there. Check it.

These are the deets:

Time: October 17, 2010 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Location: Bella Luna & the Milky Way Lounge/The Brewery
Street: 284 Amory St. /The Brewery
City/Town: JP, MA 02130
Website or Map: http://www.milkywayjp.com
Phone: 617.524.3740
Organized By: Big Mouths of JP

The Theme: Transported

What is this thing?

A lot can happen going from point A to B, whether one is walking, crawling, traveling at top speeds in some metal box....you probably HAVE a story! Bring it.

Stories start at 7PM get there early for good seats

What is a story slam ?
Based on a poetry slam format and similar to American Idol, a story slam is a contest of words by known and undiscovered talent. massmouth posts a theme on it's website (www.massmouth.ning.com) and story slammers will sign up on the night to tell a 5-minute short story on the evening's theme and a lucky ten names will be drawn at random from a bag. Other audience members may feel moved to join in on a judging team. There will be one team of 5 judges who will throw out the high and low scores and average the 3 remaining. Only the highest score will be recorded. Listeners will be engaged in story improv games and other interactive entertainments between each 5 minute feature.

Each of the featured 5 minute stories is judged on how well it is told, how well it is constructed and how well it honors the time limit and relates to the theme. The 3 highest-scoring tellers are awarded prizes and an opportunity to perform at the "the big mouthoff" April 26th in Boston at the Copley Library. Prizes will be awarded at each slam. There is a $5.00 cover

Real stories and 5 minutes - 5 minutes means...5 minutes. You loose points if you use the 60 second grace period to wind up. Real stories have a beginning, middle and end. And they have a point. You are clear about why the story is important to you and why you want to tell it. People are expecting real life adventures. No retelling of literary works and if we discover that you have pirated someone's story - you will be disqualified from all competition and prizes. (copyright laws apply, besides, this it is storytelling NOT recitation). No poetry unless the poem is original,5 minutes long, and tells your personal story.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting! hope to see you all at a slam sometime.

    For those unfamiliar with our events We just posted this too:

     What is story slam? a story slam is a competition based on the art of storytelling. It puts a dual emphasis on content and performance, encouraging storytellers to focus on what they’re saying and how they say it. A story slam is also great entertainment because it is an artistic challenge to craft stories on a theme or prompt, within a set time limit. A story slam is also a game. Contestants should keep in mind that the judging aspect of a slam is not meant to be an overall evaluation or an accurate ranking of their artistry or the intrinsic value of their story. The judges are serious and give all performances equal respect and attention. The judges’ job is to represent a sample of a discerning audience and put a number value to their reactions to stories. And the final score a story receives is only a sample of the 5 scores. There are some random aspects to the judging outcome...since judging art is always subjective.

    ·  What is a story slam competition? A story slam is an event in which storytellers perform their work and are judged by panels made up of volunteers who may be professional storytellers, or professionals who use storytelling in their work and non-professional story listeners of all walks of life. The host or another organizer selects the judges, who are instructed to give numerical scores based on prepared guidelines of the storyteller s’ content and performance