- Storytelling/Spoken Word
Massmouth promotes the timeless art of storytelling through live events, education, and a national television program.
In addition to their popular story slams hosted throughout Greater Boston, including at Club Passim each third Monday of the month from October until April, Massmouth also hosts events event in the summer that feature seasoned storytellers and newcomers to the craft. Come enjoy dinner and evening of great storytelling.
What is a Story Slam?
A story slam is a contest of stories by known and undiscovered talent. Story slammers sign up on the night to tell a 5-minute short story on the evening’s theme. Ten names are drawn at random from a box. A team of 5 volunteer judges – interested amateurs, storytellers, theater people and members of the audience who love stories – evaluate how well each story is told, how well it is constructed, how well the story explores, connects and/or reveals some truth about the theme, and how well it honors the time limit. The top-scorer is awarded a prize and this winner, the runner-up and the audience-selected favorite all earn an opportunity to compete to perform at the “BigMouthOff” at the end of the slam season in the spring.