Story Slams

What is a Story Slam?

A story slam is a storytelling competition where tellers get the opportunity to tell a five-minute true, personal story on the theme of the slam. Audience judges score each teller and determine a winner. Tellers interested in telling should put their names in a bag before the show. If their name is drawn, they tell. Usually up to ten tellers perform over the course of a typical show.

How are stories judged?

Story Slam judges are audience members who are given in-depth 2 minute training for their role. To be a judge, audience members cannot have anyone in their party who puts his/her name in the hat. These are the instructions the judges are given on what to look for.

What is a theme?

The theme is an open-ended topic that you are free to interpret in whatever way is meaningful to you. Here are examples of our upcoming and recent themes:

November 30, 2017 ~ “Unexpected”

September 28, 2017 ~ “Seriously”

July 13, 2017 ~ “Second Thoughts”

May 18, 2017 ~ “Crossing A Line”

When are the slams?

Slams start at 7:00 pm, and go until 9:00 pm. Check our blog for information about specific slam dates. Refreshments (including wine and beer) are available for purchase, so come a few minutes early, socialize, get some refreshments, and enjoy a relaxed and intimate evening.

Where are the slams?

The Story People hold story slams in partnership with Olympic Theatre Arts (OTA). OTA is located at 414 N Sequim Ave. Sequim, WA 98382.

How much does admission cost?

$10 general admission; $8 for members of The Story People Of Clallam County or OTA.

How do I get tickets?

Advanced tickets are available at the www.olympictheatrearts.org about two weeks before the show. Tickets are also available at the door.

If you have questions, contact Ingrid Nixon at OlyPenStorySlam@gmail.com.

 

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