Tag: Epic Battles

Story Slam: Epic Battles

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…

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The Making of “Port-A-Tacoma”

"Port-A-Tacoma", by Britton Sukys PHOTO: Scott Haydon

“Port-A-Tacoma”, by Britton Sukys
PHOTO: Scott Haydon

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Drunken Telegraph Designer Britton Sukys created custom Stage Art for our Broadway Center appearances this season. We hope to give this little mountain and cityscape a temporary home to visit with Tacomans until our next show at the Broadway Center, April 11, 2014.

Show Photos: Scott Haydon

Backstage Photos: Megan Sukys

Tad Monroe, Loving the Enemy

Tad Monroe found that loving your enemy is "hard shit". PHOTO: Scott Haydon

Tad Monroe found that loving your enemy is “hard shit”.
PHOTO: Scott Haydon

 

It wasn’t until the week after he was ordained as a minister that Tad Monroe learned what it really meant to love his enemy, a violent and troubled step-father.

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Jane Brazell, A Class Ring and the Ticket to Freedom

Jane Brazell challenged orders from the US Army to earn her class ring. PHOTO: Scott Haydon

Jane Brazell challenged orders from the US Army to earn her class ring.
PHOTO: Scott Haydon

 

As a 16 year old Army brat, Jane Brazell wanted nothing more than to graduate from the high school where she got her class ring. So, she tried to outsmart her father – and by extension the US Government – to avoid moving to Germany.

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Colin McArthur, How I Became a Socialist

Colin McArthur hails from the "hilarious" state of Arizona. PHOTO: Scott Haydon

Colin McArthur hails from the “hilarious” state of Arizona.
PHOTO: Scott Haydon

 

Colin McArthur accepted his hereditary political affiliation, even interning as a Republican in the Arizona Senate, until an encounter with the very symbol of America changed his mind.

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[audio http://www.drunkentelegraph.com/11-15-13%20Colin%20McArthur.mp3]

Erin Walker, The Perfect Family Fishing Trip

Erin Walker was a master fisherman at the age of 8. PHOTO: Scott Haydon

Erin Walker was a master fisherman at the age of 8.
PHOTO: Scott Haydon

 

When her father determined an Alaska vacation could restore his hunting reputation, Erin Walker’s luck with “plunking” led to an epic journey to get their prize home to Memphis.

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[audio http://www.drunkentelegraph.com/11-15-13%20Erin%20Walker.MP3]

Tricia DeOme, The Digital Billboard War

Tricia DeOme helped get Digital Billboards banned in Tacoma. PHOTO: Scott Haydon

Tricia DeOme helped get Digital Billboards banned in Tacoma.
PHOTO: Scott Haydon

 

Tricia DeOme was a gung-ho community organizer in the Central neighborhood of Tacoma – and pregnant – when she found herself taking on the international corporation Clear Channel to ban digital billboards in the city.

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[audio http://www.drunkentelegraph.com/11-15-13%20Tricia%20DeOme.mp3]

Ken Sikes, Pizza and the Path to Freedom

Ken Sikes at Drunken Telegraph #6 PHOTO: Scott Haydon

Ken Sikes recalls the temptation of Domino’s and RC Cola
PHOTO: Scott Haydon

 

Ken Sikes is a pastor in South Tacoma, married with three children and a dog on the way. But, in his senior year of high school, his bright future was almost lost to the allure of a pilfered pizza.

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[audio http://www.drunkentelegraph.com/11-15-13%20Ken%20Sikes.mp3]