the living art of storytelling in Massachusetts
Time: December 14, 2009 from 6pm to 9:30pm
Location: Boston -5 minutes from Park Street T
Street: 42 Province Street
Website or Map: http://www.kennedysmidtown
Event Type: storyslam, competitive
Organized By: Doria Hughes, Andrea Lovett, Norah Dooley,Stu Mendleson,
Latest Activity: Dec 13, 2009
third in a series of 6 slams in 2009-2010 - "its my job"
This month's theme is "its my job". Or maybe it was your job?
What is a story slam ? Based on a poetry slam format and similar to American Idol, a story slam is a contest of wit, words and in this case, story by known and undiscovered talent. massmouth posts a theme on it's blogspot and story slammers sign up on the night to tell a 5-minute short story on the evening's theme . Ten lucky tellers will be picked at random, or participants can opt to listen, or join a judging team. There will be 3 teams of 3 judges and the 2 sets of 5 stories will begin with a short-short feature by one of the judges. Listeners will be engaged in story improv games and other entertainment between the 5 minute features. And the audience will have full service for the pub menu and bar at www[dot]kennedysmidtown[dot] com/index.htm. Their menu is varied and the food is good!
Each of the ten 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" venue and date TBA. $50 first Prize will be awarded at each slam.