Tag: Hot Pursuit

Often, the best lessons and rewards come at the end of a long chase. Drunken Telegraph explores real-life stories of Hot Pursuit.

Story Slam: Hot Pursuit

Bruce Smith accepting his win.

Bruce Smith accepting his win at Drunken Telegraph’s April show, “Hot Pursuit”

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.

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We’ll offer another Story Slam at our September show,
“Take This Job And Shove It”.

But, you can’t participate if you don’t make it to the show!
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These are *some* of the stories from our April show, “Hot Pursuit”. Not everyone tale makes it to the web – another reason to make the live show!
The stories below aren’t edited. These are people speaking in the moment, moved to reveal their lives to strangers.

04-11-14 Bruce Smith

**SLAM WINNER**

Bruce Smith, What To Say When Your Therapist Tells You You’re Her Craziest Patient

 

 

04-11-14 Liz Hibbard

Liz Hibbard, The Chase

 

 

04-11-14 Darcy Nelson
Darcy Nelson, Seek & Find

 

 

04-11-14 Jered Perez
Jered Perez, Lunch Line Swagger

 

 

04-11-14 Melanie Cole
Melanie Cole, The Pursuit Of Duct Tape

 

PHOTOS: Scott Haydon

Megan Sukys, Everybody Plays Capture The Flag

Never much of an athlete, Megan Sukys drew on other talents during a mandatory all-camp game. Photo: Scott Haydon

Never much of an athlete, Megan Sukys drew on other talents during a mandatory all-camp game.
Photo: Scott Haydon

Unable to talk her way out of the traditional Capture the Flag game at her first camp job, Megan Sukys had to look for other ways to stay competitive on the field. It wasn’t until she faced down her Camp Director, a competitive triathlete, that she found her secret weapon for speed.

 

CLICK ON THE TRIANGLE BELOW TO HEAR HER STORY (13:07)

PROMO Flag

Paul Currington, Waiting For The Sign

Paul Currington ignored many signposts on the path to choosing life. Photo: Scott Haydon

Paul Currington ignored many signposts on the path to choosing life.
Photo: Scott Haydon

Paul Currington spiraled into deep depression after a long-term relationship ended. Then, a failed suicide attempt led him to an array of unconventional – and often barely effective – support that kept him stumbling toward a new reason to live.

 

CLICK ON THE TRIANGLE BELOW TO HEAR HIS STORY (21:02)

PROMO Robe

Jean McCord, All Alone On A Manhunt

Jean McCord went from writing a crime novel to toting her own gun as a deputy.

Jean McCord went from writing a crime novel to toting her own gun as a deputy.
Photo: Scott Haydon

Despite a childhood fear of law enforcement, at the age of fifty Jean McCord became the only female reserve deputy in Pierce County, Washington. On her second night, she found herself on the trail of a murder suspect.

 

CLICK ON THE TRIANGLE BELOW TO HEAR HER STORY (14:56)

PROMO Glock

Gene Ryan, Buying Time in Vilcabamba

Gene Ryan was always a "rule follower" - until he discovered his Paradise in Ecuador.

Gene Ryan was always a “rule follower” – until he discovered his Paradise in Ecuador.
Photo: Scott Haydon

After biking from Vancouver, B.C. almost all the way to Peru, Gene Ryan needed some time to rest. What was supposed to be a short stay in the Valley of Longevity, though, turned into an increasingly challenging pursuit of a little more time in his happy place.

 

CLICK ON THE TRIANGLE BELOW TO HEAR HIS STORY (15:01)


PROMO Rum

Kellie Richardson, Chasing the Good Parent

When her eight-year-old son asked for love advice, Kellie Richardson had to blaze her own path to good mothering.

When her eight-year-old son asked for love advice, Kellie Richardson had to blaze her own path to good mothering.
Photo: Scott Haydon

Kellie Richardson knew she would do things differently than her disco-queen-turned-housewife mom. And she seemed to succeed with her first child. Then, she had a son with the spirit of a caveman poet. His second-grade love pains forced her to redefine the image of perfect parenthood she had been chasing.

 

CLICK ON THE TRIANGLE BELOW TO HEAR HER STORY (19:37)

PROMO Swings

Dean Burke, The Final Lap

On the last day of his mall store job, Dean Burke skated the edge of incarceration.

On the last day of his mall store job, Dean Burke skated the edge of law enforcement.
Photo: Scott Haydon

Dean Burke was a competitive speed skater in his youth. That came in handy when he had to fulfill a rite of passage at the sporting good store where he worked, skating the mall in an American flag Speedo – and little else.

 

CLICK ON THE TRIANGLE BELOW TO HEAR HIS STORY (10:16)

PROMO Speedo

First Glimpses of Hot Pursuit

The talented Scott Haydon captured some great moments from our Hot Pursuit show last night.               If you missed the show – or just want to hear the stories again – we’ll be posting audio here in the next few days!!  

HOT PURSUIT TONIGHT!

Sometimes, you don’t know what you’re capable of until you find yourself running for your life. Going on the Big Chase, or being Chased, changes us.   Tonight, we present six stories of Hot Pursuit and we’ve got a sold-out house (pretty impressive for a free show!) at Tacoma’s Broadway Center Studio III. If you didn’t get a chance to…

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Hot Pursuit TOMORROW NIGHT!

The chase for the next Drunken Telegraph show is almost over – but like most, the last part is the hardest! If you’ve requested tickets, the Broadway Center box office opens at 11am for wristband pickup. There are only 140 wristbands available – it’s first-come, first-served – talk about HOT PURSUIT!! Get your wristband early, so you don’t end up…

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