Want to tell your story live on stage at Helium Comedy Club?
It’s not too late – We are accepting pitches until September 1, 2014!
The theme for this year’s storytelling extravaganza is “Mistakes of Neighborly Proportions” We want to hear your (yes, we mean you, seriously) true tales of misadventure, mishap and misconception!
SE Uplift feels that it is time to spice up civic engagement by harnessing the transformative power of storytelling to build community, enrich contemporary life, and inspire authentic neighborly interactions. With your story-savvy expertise, SE Uplift will host an inspirational night at Helium Comedy Club on September 24, 2014, where ‘so-and-so’ (we mean you!) shares their mistakes of neighborly proportions. But wait, there’s more! After each storyteller uproarious, local improv troupes, Administration and Black by Popular Demand, will riff on these tales with their own comedic stylings. The audience shows up ready to be entertained: they laugh, they cry, maybe they start thinking about their own communities. By the time they walk out of the club it hits them, “Hmmm, maybe I should get to know my neighbors?”
Check out our prompts and inspiration, storytelling guidelines, prepare your 10 minute story, then contact firstname.lastname@example.org and set up a time to show us what you’ve got!* We’re sure all of your stories will be wonderful, but we’ll have to narrow it down to approximately five tellers for the event. We can’t wait to hear what you have to say about the folks next door!
*pitches will be filmed for reference and promotional purposes.
**Video submissions are welcome