Here:Say

Live Storytelling Series

March Storytelling: The Mic Reopens… and a Whole Lotta Lies.

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018

The Mic Reopens March 5!   No experience required. No cover charge requested. If you’ve been wondering what it’s like to tell a true story on stage, want to do a test run on a true story you’re working on for the stage, or just want to listen, come check it out! How It Works: * Come to The Workshop prepared to tell a story and put your name on the list. * The list closes at 6:45pm and the show begins at 7pm. * Performers will be selected randomly. The show ends at 9:30pm. Your name wasn’t selected? Come to the next Open Mic on the first Monday of the next month! * Tell a 6-minute story. You’ll hear a 1-minute warning ding at 5 minutes and a “done” ding at 6 minutes. * Tell from memory or read from notes—up to you! After you tell your story, stick around to hear the rest! What Kinds of Stories? It can be a funny story, a sad story, a serious story, a “fall off your chair” hilarious story—but it must be a brutally honest and true story. Great stories on stage have a beginning, middle, and end, and involve stakes (something that stands to be gained or lost). Recommended: Listen to the Here:Say podcast (https://heresaystorytelling.podbean.com/) to get a sense of what stories on stage sound like. What We Aren’t: No fiction/poetry No stand-up comedy No singing/strumming What Else to Leave at Home: No hate speech: no racism, no sexism, no homophobia No rants No political stumping   True Stories about Lies! Is it true we’re all post-truth? We’ll find out when scheduled performers take the stage to tell true stories about lies: lies they’ve been told, lies they’ve told others, lies they’ve told themselves… Come early for eats and a seat. Suggested donation $5 at door....

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A Slew of Storytelling in February!

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018

Baby, it’s cold outside, but we’ve got our regular “third Monday” show plus several additional storytelling events to keep us warm. Open Mic! On Monday, February 5, we’re bringing back open mic storytelling at The Workshop! How It Works Come to The Workshop prepared to tell a story and put your name on the list. The list closes at 6:45pm and the show begins at 7pm. Performers will be selected randomly. The show ends at 9:30pm Your name wasn’t selected? Come to the next Open Mic! Tell a 6-minute story. You’ll hear a 1-minute warning ding at 5 minutes and a “done” ding at 6 minutes. Tell from memory or read from notes—up to you!  What Kinds of Stories? It can be a funny story, a sad story, a serious story, a “fall off your chair” hilarious story—but it must be a brutally honest and true story. Great stories on stage have a beginning, middle, and end, and involve stakes (something that stands to be gained or lost). Recommended: Listen to the Here:Say podcast to get a sense of what stories on stage sound like. What We Aren’t: No fiction/poetry No stand-up comedy No singing/strumming   What Else to Leave at Home: No hate speech: no racism, no sexism, no homophobia No rants No political stumping  ******************************************************* Back on the Picnic at the Opera stage! Here:Say is excited to be back among the other talents featured in Picnic at the Opera, the noontime variety hour. Every Wednesday in February at 12:00pm, come out to the City Opera House for a show packed with local talent, including storytelling! February 7: Matt Soderquist February 14: Karen Stein February 21: Christal Frost February 28: Daniel Stewart Check out the full lineup of scheduled Picnic at the Opera performances here. *********************************************************** A Special Story Celebration of Love Come out to the The Workshop Brewing Company on February 19 for the regular-season Here:Say show, where scheduled performers will tell tales of Love Craptually. Come early for eats and seats. Stories begin at...

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A winter’s snowball!

Posted by on Dec 27, 2017

  Sometimes what seems like a minor action can lead to an unexpectedly outsized reaction. Scheduled performers will take the stage on this night to tell true stories of times that something in their life has snowballed… Come early for some eats (and seats!), and stick around for stories. Suggested $5 donation at...

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What a Week That Was….

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017

  Sometimes a whole lot of life can happen within the confines of just 1 week… At this live storytelling event, scheduled performers will tell their true tales of *that* week… Come early for some eats, stick around for stories. Suggested $5 donation at...

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Here:Say on the radio!

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017

Did you miss our “Summer Reruns” show at Interlochen? Good news: You can catch it on the radio! On Sunday, October 1 and October 8, Interlochen Public Radio will air the show in two installments at 9pm. Listen in for stories by Christal Frost, Jonelle Bowers, Elon Cameron, Dave Murphy, Jeff Smith, Ben Whiting, and Karen Stein on 91.5FM....

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