At every show, after our Main Stage storytellers, we invite the audience to take part in a Story Slam where they can share their own 5 minute story on the night’s theme. (If the story is really rolling, people can sometimes squeak past the clock.) Our audience votes for the winner with the highly calibrated (not) Human Applause-O-Meter. The winner gets a gift certificate to Tacoma’s King’s Books.
This is what the Slam at our September show, “Neighbors”, sounded like. The stories below aren’t edited. These are people speaking in the moment, moved to reveal their lives to strangers.
Sandy King, Scraping By With The Neighbor
Tamiko Nimura, Meeting At The Corners
Dean Burke, Practically Joking Neighbors
Glenn Sukys, Upstairs from Big Twist