Last week, I got a chance to sit in the audience and watch The Moth Grandslam in Washington DC. Ten winners of the monthly storytelling shows that have taken place in the DC area get to tell another story at the historic Lincoln Theater to over 1000 people. I've been in a Grandslam before. It's … Continue reading What’s the One Thing? – Tips for Telling a Story on Stage
Story prompts are like using a magnifying glass to focus the energy of the sun. The potential energy was always there, it just needed focus. Stories prompts help any individual looking to find and create a story from scratch. If you have taken a class on telling personal stories, or been a storyteller for a … Continue reading What did I do with that story idea? (Prompts)
It may be a while before we all get to see live storytelling shows in person. But when we do, I want you ready. With that in mind, I updated the section on my blog titled "Monthly Reoccurring Shows" (see the pic below) It's a pretty long list of shows in the DC, MD, and … Continue reading Just a Quick Update
Morning! My blog, Story Telling On Purpose, tracks Storytelling shows in DC, MD, and VA. With everyone trying not to be in other people's space, the last safe space is virtual space. If you are having a virtual show, let me know. It can be storytelling, stand-up, or music. It can be curated or open … Continue reading Who's Doing Virtual Shows?
With the times being as turbulent and change as they are at the moment, many people have a bit of anxiety. My anxiety? Going 2-4 weeks without attending a Storytelling Show. On the surface, it pales in comparison to challenges of getting sick, rearranging life schedules, and finding toilet paper. Then I watched in my … Continue reading Something to Listen To
Whether you love stories or have a love story, Feb will be packed with both types of stories. More storytelling shows are popping up in Maryland. Ans shows in DC and VA are still going strong. Storytelling shows are a great place to take a date, get a laugh, and have an all-around good time. … Continue reading Love A Good Story?
Of the many reasons to tell a story, scaring the daylights out of a person probably makes the 10 list. It makes sense, then, that a number of the shows this month happen to have that theme. Then there are shows like All The Feels, The Good Girl Chronicles, and Health's Angles that are advocating … Continue reading Oct Storytelling Shows
It seems that every few weeks I am finding storytelling shows and events that I never knew existed. I just updated the "Storytelling Places and Spaces" page (see the link below) with some new ones that will be occurring on a regular basis. Eventually, I plan to make my way to all of the ones … Continue reading More Places, More Spaces
This is where storytelling started for me. A friend from Toastmasters, the public speaking organization, told me about a place where people stand on stage and tell stories about their life. The stories are based on the theme of that night. And they have to be about 5 mins. Why on earth would I want … Continue reading Podcast Post: The Moth
I love getting people involved in telling and listening to stories. So much so, I tend to forget to tell be that I tell stories too! I get to into every single show I tell you about, but I am lucky enough to tell once or twice. This month I plan to try The Moth … Continue reading Have You Heard One Of My Stories?