Story Slam Dayton kicks off 2020 with a “Storytelling for the Stage” workshop on January 13th from 7 to 8:30pm.
Story Slam Dayton is Dayton’s monthly open-mic storytelling event held at Wiley’s Comedy Club in the Oregon District. Modeled after The Moth storytelling events, the open mic event welcomes storytellers of all ages and experience levels to share a story from the stage. So far Story Slam has done 40 shows, 3 clinics and spurred a half dozen Moth Storytellers, and hosted more than one hundred tellers to our stage.
The January 13th workshop, led by Story Slam producer Bryan Suddith, will cover the basics of crafting a personal story for the Story Slam stage. The class will give you the tools to create a story, practice and take the stage with confidence under the lights.
There are few simple rules.
1) The story has to be factual / true and happened to YOU personally.
2) You can use no notes to tell your story. (Has to be conversation style.)
3) Stories must have a beginning, middle and end.
4) Time limit is 5 minutes
Space for the workshop is limited, so reserve your spot in the workshop online, just $10. Each attendee will also get one complimentary ticket for a future slam.
Doors open at 6:30 and tellers are welcome to put their name in the pot and one at a time names are drawn to take the stage, with up to 10 tellers presenting. Judges will rate each story with the winner walking away with $50 cash, a guaranteed spot at the next event and four guest passes.