Tell Your Story at Community Storytellingby Penelope Starr on Jul. 26, 2010, under Arts, community
Anyone can do it. All you have to do is have a personal story that will fit the theme (see list of themes at the bottom of this post), send a brief synopsis to the curator, and be somewhat articulate. The Odyssey Storytelling staff will help with coaching and support. You don’t have to be an expert public speaker; as a matter of fact, the experts often want to learn this different way of telling because they are not used to talking about themselves and their lives.
For the last six and a half years, each month six people have been getting on stage at Odyssey Storytelling and telling ten-minute stories from their lives. I started the event at the (sadly) defunct Wilde Playhouse and moved to the Hotel Congress about five years ago. Now almost every first Thursday of the month, you can see your friends and neighbors (and people you’d like to meet), on stage in the Club Congress. You can check out the hundreds of storytellers that have told at our website.
Adam Hostetter joined as assistant producer and co-host a few years ago. A couple of times a year we have a guest curator who’s job it is to invite the storytellers and be the host that month. You can see volunteer and sometimes guest curator Sarah K. Smith tell a story at the “Exposed: Naked in Public” show here.
Odyssey’s tag line is To Create Community, One Story at a Time, and each month we invite audience members to announce community events, pass out flyers and make their creative ventures known. Networking, entertaining and (sometimes) enlightening is the goal.
Email email@example.com if you have a story to tell:
Odyssey Storytelling 2010-2011 Themes
September 2, Crazy for You: An Evening about Insanity
October 7, Bad Behavior: The Crime Show
November 4, Masks: the Hidden Identity Show
December 2, Belly Laughs: Humor for the Holiday
January 6: The Devil Made Me Do It
February 3: The Hidden Gem Show: Tucson Tales
March 3: Chutzpah! The Audacity Show
April 7: Shoulda Been Dead: Stories From the Edge
May 5: Its All Relative: Family Stories
June 2: Summer Camp
July 7: Two Sides to Every Story: Tandem Telling
August 4: Guess What? Stories of the Unexpected
September 1: The Things We Do For Love
November 3: Falling: Stories of Plunging In
December 1: Superpowers: The Extraordinary Show
Odyssey Storytelling in a program of StoryArts Group, Inc, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization.