the living art of storytelling in Massachusetts
Time: February 16, 2013 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: Doyle's Cafe
Street: 3484 Washington Street
City/Town: Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Website or Map: https://maps.google.com/maps?…
Phone: (617) 942-2553
Event Type: storyslam, massmouth, february, betrayal
Organized By: Robin Maxfield
Latest Activity: Feb 15, 2013
“You don't understand!" whined Pettigrew. "He would have killed me, Sirius!"
"THEN YOU SHOULD HAVE DIED!" roared Black. "DIED, RATHER THAN BETRAY YOUR FRIENDS, AS WE WOULD HAVE DONE FOR YOU!"
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban
I'm sure we can all relate! Bring your story of Betrayal.
Admission: $8.00 in advance $10.00 at the door.
Tickets in advance are recommended. Bring your printed ticket to get early entry - 6:00! Best seat selection!
Emcee: Your host: Robin Maxfield works for the Speech Improvement Company as a coach and trainer. Besides storytelling, she produces and hosts Boston's only all female stand up show- Comedy with Wings.
Special Guest: H.R. Britton
A midwesterner at heart, H.R. Britton has been telling stories and teaching on the East Coast since 1999. He has also performed his serio-comic monologues around the U.S., in Canada, and in India. He had the privilege of co-hosting the 2010-2011 J.P. Story Slam season with Robin Maxfield, (with whom he developed something of a Laurel & Hardy stage relationship). Now he hosts massmouth's curated "1st Person Plural" show in Somerville. He recently got a master's degree in Theater Education, started playing the ukulele, and became a dad.
THE VENUE: Recognized as Boston's best bar and restaurant, Doyle's Café offers a mix of good food, good talk and good people. Nearest T: Green Street (Orange Line) and several bus lines. 3484 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
What's a story slam?
Modeled after poetry slams, massmouth’s story slams invite storytellers—from experienced performers to first-timers—to share a real-life story in five minutes. Storytellers sign up and 10 are chosen at random to tell their story on the slam's theme. Volunteer judges award prizes based on a story’s narrative arc, presentation and connection to the theme. Judges select first and second place winners and the audience votes for a third. Winners are invited back for the semi-finals in March, where they vie for a spot in the finals.
NOTE: This year (2013), Story Slam Finals (also known as the Big Mouth Off) will take place on April 17th at the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline!
More Slam dates:
CLUB PASSIM Cambridge, MA
2013: FEB 18 MAR 18
ROSEBUD BAR AND GRILL Somerville, MA
SATURDAYS 3:00 - 6:00pm
2013:FEB 16 MAR 18