Friday, December 30, 2011

Live Storytelling - "I Didn't Think This Through"

Interpreted Live Storytelling Performance

WHAT:   Live Storytelling - The theme is "I Didn't Think This Through"
               by Back Fence PDX
WHEN:   Monday, January 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm
WHERE: Portland Center Stage

TICKETS: Deaf Community members - you must reserve your tickets by January 9th. All tickets being held for the interpreted section will be released to the general public after January 9th. *note* The general tickets for this event become available at 10am on January 3rd at 10:00 am; except for the interpreted section, the tickets will sell out within 24 hours.

CONTACT: To reserve your interpreted section seat, you must email by 1/9/12 and say that you need seats in the interpreted section.

INTERPRETERS: Dot Hearn and Steve Nail

DETAILS:  This is a one night only, free performance of storytelling.

The show isn't improv nor specifically comedy. It's a storytelling show a la The Moth and/or This American Life. 6 people will be telling true personal narratives based around the theme, "I Didn't Think This Through." Each story will be between 10 and 15 minutes long. Though the stories are not memorized, we do create an outline with them that they work from. Tellers come from all walks of life, some have performed a lot on stage and others are more regular joes... for this show we have a pet photographer, construction worker, and food cart owner. Stories do largely angle toward being funny, but there are typically some poignant moments mixed with all other types of emotion (gross, scary, weird etc!)—the humor arises out of the narrative. Let's face it, the truth is funny!

This show will have adult content.

Here are links to three of the six storytellers for this special event:
Mary VanNote
Carli Davidson
Laurie Notaro