StoryShare featuring YOU!

Live Music by Sizik WestbrookAugust 23, 2018Doors open at 6pmShow starts at 7pm

Join us for our second Season 2 StoryShare, where audience members get the chance to take the mic. $35/ticket (includes dinner & the show). Cash bar.Live Music by Sizik WestbrookLocation:The Joint Theater and Coffeehouse301 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114

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August StoryShare:Fate, Karma, or Plain Ole Luck?

Here’s how to tell your story at our August StoryShare:

First, purchase your tickets to our August 23 show. Our shows sell out quickly, so be sure to get your ticket before they are all gone. The theme of this show is FATE, KARMA, or PLAIN OLE LUCK. Do you have a great story about something destined to be: an encounter, a win, finding something/someone/your way out of a situation?  Your story can be funny, touching, sad, or all three!

Your story should be true (embellished is fine) and it should be your story, not your friend’s or mother’s or something you read online. We are looking for a narrative, something that happened, so think of one incident and build your story from there.

Conjure, channel, craft and compose your story.

Practice so you can remember it without the benefits of paper. Then practice it so you can keep it down to five minutes. Tell it to your plants but know that they are a tough audience. Revise. Rework. Curse your plants for not believing in you! Revamp. Finesse. Shave off another two minutes. Try again. Voila! Forgive your plants. Indeed, they helped you see the light.

Come August 23 and put your name in the StoryShare hat. If you’re one of the lucky ones picked, you’ll have five minutes to entertain the audience with your tale of FATE, KARMA, or PLAIN OLE LUCK. Unpicked? Fear not, we’ll be doing this type of show again in Season 3. Maybe more than once!

We’ll have an audience-judged winner at the end that wins bragging rights. Stories are judged on:

(1) sticking to the five-minute time frame (the mic actually gets turned off at 5:30)

(2)sticking to the theme, and

(3) having a story that has a conflict, crisis, and a resolution.

Need inspiration? Check out stories at TheMoth.org and listen for how the storytellers build up to a crisis in the story, and then signal the crisis with phrases like “I realized that,” “That’s when I knew,” “And just like that, everything changed,” etc.

Live Music by Sizik Westbrook

Sizik Westbrook is the musical alter ego of Josh Stoffer. A native of NLR, Josh is a thirty-four year old songwriting, singing, guitar playing, piano playing and other instruments whiz. He’s played solo for years and also fronted a number of bands including Riverboat Crime. His latest CD, soon to be released, is “Amarillo Dilemma”, a mash up of pop, country, blues, rock and blue-eyed soul.
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