massmouth story slam
Based on a poetry slam format and similar to American Idol, a story slam is a contest of words by known and undiscovered talent. The night of an event, massmouth posts a theme on it's website and story slammers will sign up on the night to tell a 5-minute short story on the evening's theme; a lucky eight to ten names will be drawn at random from a box.
Other audience members may feel moved to join in on a judging team. There will be a team of 5 judges - interested amateurs, storytellers, theater people and anyone who loves stories. Each set of 5 stories will begin with a short-short feature by one of the past winners. Listeners will be engaged in story improv games and other interactive entertainments between each 5-minute feature. http://massmouth.ning.com/
Tickets: $10, members $5