Full Moon Story Slam

Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport

Super Story Slam Theme: "This I believe"

TICKETS:
$20.00 All Seats

In 2017, The Actors Studio of Newburyport hosted four story slams, all at the Studio’s black box theatre. This evening's "Super Story Slam" is the year’s finale in which we invite all of our 2017 Full Moon Story Slam winners to tell us one more tale - this time a longer story focused around the theme: This I believe.

The Super Story Slam also features a celebrity storyteller. This year’s celebrity is the North Shore’s favorite son, author, André Dubus III. André will kick off the evening with his personal story on the theme of ‘This I believe." Mr. Dubus has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, The National Magazine Award for Fiction, Two Pushcart Prizes, and he is a 2012 recipient of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature. His books are published in over twenty-five languages. A member of PEN American Center, Dubus has served as a panelist for the National Book Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He has taught writing at Harvard University, Tufts University, Emerson College, and the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he is a full-time faculty member, and has lectured around the world.

In between our winner’s stories, audience members will be invited to come to the stage to tell a short “2-minute” story of their own related to the theme. Story slams are not scripted or cast in advance, but depend and thrive on audience participation so we encourage you to consider sharing your own short story about tonight’s theme.

The judges’ emphasis is on content and performance, encouraging storytellers to focus on what they're saying and how they're saying it. It is an exercise in crafting stories within a set time limit and it is great entertainment! Story slammers sign up on the night of the slam to tell a story on the evening’s theme.

What is a Story Slam?

Simply put, a story slam is a competition based on the art of storytelling. It puts a dual emphasis on content and performance, encouraging storytellers to focus on what they're saying and how they're saying it. It is an exercise in crafting stories within a set time limit and it is great entertainment! Story slammers sign up on the night of the slam to tell a story on the evening’s theme.

The judges’ emphasis is on content and performance, encouraging storytellers to focus on what they're saying and how they're saying it. It is an exercise in crafting stories within a set time limit and it is great entertainment! Story slammers sign up on the night of the slam to tell a story on the evening’s theme.

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