the living art of storytelling in Massachusetts
Time: March 13, 2011 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: The Enormous Room
Street: 569 Massachusetts Avenue
City/Town: Central Square Cambridge,Mass
Website or Map: http://www.enormous.tv/ENORMO…
Phone: (617) 491-5550
Event Type: story_slam
Organized By: andrea lovett
Latest Activity: Mar 7, 2011
Death and Taxes is the theme for March at the Enormous Room in Cambridge's Central Square.
569 Mass Ave Central Square ,Cambridge
Doors open at 6pm
Admission $7.00 Students/Seniors with ID $3.00 Cambridge Residents with a "story in the hat" - a one time only $3.00 admission.
A story about death? Something else 'inevitable' ? A sure bet? Tax break? Taxes break you? Your have a story - Bring it!
Gus Rancatore of Central Square's Toscannis will co host with massmouth's Norah Dooley telling the good tale! Gus has many stories of his own and has been written up for not only his fantastic ice cream but also for his recent Frank-Capra-like story, written up at this link Local Hero or Tax Cheat or read an excerpt below:
" On the morning of Thursday, January 17, 2008 my business -- an ice cream store called Toscanini's in Cambridge, Massachusetts -- was closed by the state for nonpayment of taxes. Two state troopers and two stone-faced officials from the Department of Revenue arrived with a court order. They let me and my sister Mimi (who is my partner) remove a few computers; then they changed the locks on the doors and affixed to the windows a Day-Glo sticker that read: "SEIZED." Mimi and I stood for a few minutes on the sidewalk, stunned. Then we went off in a daze to a friend's house so we could use telephones and the Internet. It was the start of a week that was by turns frightening, embarrassing, and deeply moving...." Local Hero or Tax Cheat
After sold out, SRO opening season massmouth‘s series continues this year with 2 slams at The Enormous Room near Central Square T stop. Seating starts at 6:00pm. Stories begin at 6:30pm. Ten lucky tellers will be drawn at random to tell and be judged.
Other audience members can join in on judging teams or just listen and enjoy a night of stories. Like poetry slams, there is team of volunteer judges and massmouth awards the top two stories. massmouth and the Enormous Room offer a $50 gift certificate and a t-shirt for the winner of each monthly slam. On April 26, 2011 all the finalists will gather for a BIGMOUTHOFF story slam at Rabb Hall at Copley Square Library. massmouth will award the winners of this contest a fabulous prizes.
This slam is co-sponsored with StoryStream Cambridge
If you have a life, you have a story. Bring it. massmouth story slams 2010-2011 "
Because have a life, you have a story. Bring it!" MON MON FEB 21st Kennedy's Midtown Host "love objects
" SUN FEB 13 Enormous Room Cambridge "crazy exes" SUN
FEB 20 Bella Luna in JP “beasts” MON
MAR 21st Kennedy's Midtown Brian O'Donovan "where I'm from" SUN
MAR 13 Enormous Room Cambridge "death and taxes" SUN
MAR 20 Bella Luna in JP “down and out”
APRIL SEMI FINALS: COOLIDGE CORNER THEATER DATE - tba
APRIL 26th TUE BIG MOUTH OFF at BPL RabbHall, Copley Square,Boston
APRIL 30th FIRST HIGH SCHOOL STORY SLAM Cambridge Public Library - Main
Contact massmouth tel# - 617.922.0032 firstname.lastname@example.org