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Celebrate First Night w/ massmouth

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Celebrate First Night w/ massmouth

Time: December 31, 2012 from 8pm to 10:30pm
Location: Hynes Convention Center
Street: 900 Boylston St. Room 207
City/Town: Boston,Mass
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Phone: 617-942-2553
Event Type: first, night, story, slam
Organized By: massmouth
Latest Activity: Dec 25, 2012

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Event Description

massmouth has been invited back to celebrate First Night 2013 with two Story Slams.

We'll say hello to 2013 with two, back to back story slams:

8PM to 9:00PM


9:30pm to 10:30PM

at Boston’s biggest party, First Night!

Hynes Convention Center

Room 207

900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

The theme for stories is "car story"  OR you may bring a story on any  prompt* from any Season IV story slams.

(*schooled, rock n roll, labels, sixth sense, night owl, travel bug, whacked, politics, foodie, kin, and present)

Tell your story or sit back and listen to some of Boston's best storytellers along with new voices and tellers right out of the audience.

Slam winners from our Greater Boston story slams and our high school program will perform along with volunteers from the audience with a 3 minute story on the theme "car story" or any of the season's themes. They can drop their names in the “hat” and a few will be drawn at random to tell in each slam.

Both story slams were standing room only last year so come early to get a seat.

About these story slams

Like a poetry slam, a story slam is a performance based contest where volunteer storytellers bring their best true stories on a theme. Due the transitory nature of 1st Night audience, tonight's slam will not be judged BUT audience can vote by silent ballot as they leave and winners and prizes will be announced in 2013!


  1. No notes, no props, no poetry, no music. Straight up storytelling.
  2. Keep to time limit or be applauded and hugged off stage.  
  3. Connect to theme
  4. 3 minutes with one minute grace period = 4 minutes.
  5. It is a PG-13 family show at 1st Night - tell and use PG-13 language.
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. 

Listen to our podcasts at iTunes and podcast webpage. And check out our video archive to get an idea about 5 minute stories

COMING SOON: see eventbrite to reserve tix for the semi-finals FINALS of the 
On April 17, 2013, 7-9PM All the finalists will gather at Coolidge Corner,  main Theater to compete for a week in a medeival townhouse in Tuscany and other prizes.

Listen to our podcasts at iTunes and podcast webpage. And check out our video archive

Other massmouth slams once a month, this season:

Sundays: Doyle's Cafe in JP

Mondays: Club Passim in Cambridge, MA

Saturdays:  Rosebud Bar and Grill  and Precinct in Somerville, MA

Thursdays: Puppet Showplace Theatre

Worcester: - various venues


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Grand Prize for South Shore Grand Slam Story Slam generously donated by Nicolette Heavey and Stories In The Streets (A Maine Get Away)

Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.


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