Posts Tagged ‘Storytelling’

Sex Can Be Awkward. Let’s Talk About It. Onstage.

Sex can be awkward. Like, really, really, really awkward. So awkward, in fact, that some might never want to share with friends, let alone perfect strangers, tales of awkward intercourse. But comedian Natalie Wall’s storytelling show, Awkward Sex...and the City, brings those dirty details out into the open. Instead of hiding from past fumbling encounters and [...]

Don’t Be Bored: “Firsts” Revealed at Bare! Storytelling

The storytelling movement shows no signs of slowing down. The Moth, RISK!, and This American Life have brought one of the oldest forms of entertainment back into the public’s ears. In the past few years, storytelling slams have replaced poetry and stand-up open mics, bringing the two crowds together—and yielding surprisingly good results. Live storytelling is simple: No [...]

“And I Am Not Lying” to Break Your Heart

I met Jeff Simmermon in 1986. We went to different schools in the Northern Virginia suburbs but attended the same theater camp the summer between fourth and fifth grade, where we appeared together in a production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. My recollection is that Jeff was one of a few kids who [...]

Tonight: Todd Snider at the Birchmere

Modern folk rarely includes storytelling. Todd Snider is, therefore, an anachronism: a true bard who spends at least as much time contextualizing songs as he does playing them.
Originally from Oregon, Snider has accumulated barrels of yarns over 15-plus years on the road — such as becoming the unlikely frontman of a Memphis country band after [...]

Tonight: Who’s Your Daddy: A Father’s Day Special

There are the traditional ways of celebrating Father’s Day–going fishing with your dad, taking him to a game, sending him bottle of his favorite scotch–but why settle for the ordinary?
To battle the bland, the local storytelling collective SpeakeasyDC is hosting "Who’s Your Daddy: A Father’s Day Special," an evening of live, true stories that center [...]