Tell Your Story

Open-Call Auditions will be held on July 22nd at Helium Comedy Club!

 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!

We're Looking for YouSE 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 and storytelling guidelines then prepare your 10 minute story and join us for open-call auditions at Helium on July 22nd from 2-6. Contact us at if you have any questions, would like to request a specific audition time or can’t make the audition but would like a chance to pitch your story*. 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!

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*Auditions will be filmed by Heliorana Filmworks for promotional purposes.

*Auditions are first come first serve. However, if you have time constraints please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.