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Full Moon Story Slam – Games People Play

April 20 @ 7:00 pm

Theme: Games People Play

Storytellers and audiences are enjoying The Actors Studio of Newburyport’s (TASN) 16th season of true-life stories told without notes or props on themes ranging from synchronicity to pronouns. TASN’s Full Moon Story Slam is modeled after NPR’s Moth Radio Hour. It is a storytelling competition with a few simple criteria for both the official judges and the audience to vote for their favorites.
 
The Full Moon Story Slam has been a consistently popular event since its inception, so much so that, during Covid restrictions, it expanded nationwide as a Zoom event.
 
The Slam is our chance to gather as friends and share true stories from our lives. 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 will tell a 5-minute short story based on the evening’s theme: GAMES PEOPLE PLAY
 
In honor of April Fool’s Day we thought the theme, Games People Play may inspire you!
 

Smiling Story Slam Winners
 
Criteria for judging:
 
The story has an arc: a beginning, a point of change, and a resolution.

  • Presentation of the story.
  • Time (no longer than five minutes, but no shorter than four minutes).
  • Connection to the theme.
Please remember, the story must be true. The story must be yours, and you may not use props, notes, or a written script.
 
If you know that you would like to tell a story, you can let us know by noon on April 20. Contact Kimm@newburyportacting.org,  If you are not yet sure, you will have the opportunity to sign up during the event.  Storytellers and all audience members need to purchase a ticket.
 

When: Saturday, April 20, 7:00 P.M.
Where: 1 Merrill Street, Cross Roads Plaza – Salisbury, MA
Tickets:   $21 in advance $23 at the door

Theme:  Games People Play

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The Actors Studio was founded in 1991 and  is a 501C(3) 65 seated theater which is a vital cultural resource for the community: to inspire, enrich and engage audiences and to develop both the art form and the individual by encouraging full creative expression.

Details

Date:
April 20
Time:
7:00 pm
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Venue

The Actors Studio – Crossroads Plaza
1 Merrill Street, Unit # 3
Salisbury, MA 01952
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Phone:
978-465-1229
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