Backstage@SPTC: Full Disclosure
Backstage at SPTC is premiering a live bi-monthly storytelling event:
FULL DISCLOSURE – WHAT’S YOUR STORY?
Before there were word processors, typewriters or the written word, there was storytelling. We all have that one story in us. The one we've told to our friends, colleagues and loved ones numerous times. It is often a story of humor, self sacrifice, courage and perseverance. The best stories contain all of these elements. They are the stories we tell to entertain, to educate and to encourage. We often recite elements of these stories to ourselves when we need reassurance and a sense of unity with the world and our history. These are the stories we would like to hear and the stories that need to be shared with others.
You may have heard some of these stories on the radio through The Moth, Vinyl Cafe or Mortified Nation. If you have, then you know the power of these stories to transcend our differences and unite us at an emotional level.
We are now soliciting stories for our first live event which will take place on Sunday, May 8, 2017. The theme will be "Beginnings". It could be a story about your first day in school, first day on the job, a new relationship or a new child. Endings can be beginnings as well. The end of a relationship can be the beginning of a new chapter. The loss of a loved one is the end of one reality and the beginning of a new one. Our producers will select six storytellers to present their stories in front of a live audience.
The following are some guidelines for submission of your story.
Submit a written personal story revolving around the topic “Beginnings”
Story length: a 7 – 10 minute personal story (this typically equates to 7 to 10 typewritten double spaced pages).
One story per candidate.
Email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: L. Mattson – Beginnings
Deadline for story submission: Midnight March, 25, 2017.
Candidates will be chosen to present their stories in person before April 7, 2017, actual date to be determined.
There is a mandatory rehearsal on Saturday May 6, 2017.
For more information, please contact: Leticia Mattson at 805-878-5201 or email questions to email@example.com Subject: L. Mattson – Beginnings
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