What is a Story Slam? Simply put, a story slam is a competition based on the art of storytelling. It puts a dual emphasis on content and performance, encouraging storytellers to focus on what they’re saying and how they’re saying it. It is an exercise in crafting stories within a set time limit and it is great entertainment! Story slammers sign up on the night of the slam to tell a story on the evening’s theme.
Newburyport’s own Full Moon Story Slam. In 2016, The Actors Studio of Newburyport hosted four story slams, all at the Studio’s black box theatre, an intimate and cozy theatre located in the Tannery. Tonight’s Super Story Slam is the year’s finale in which we invite all of our 2016 Full Moon Story Slam winners to tell us one more tale, this time a 10-minute story focused around the theme Payback. Our Storytellers are Edward Cody, John Hauschildt, James Jones, Kevin Sandberg, Anna Smulowitz, and Kerry Zagarella
In between our winner’s stories, audience members will be invited to come to the stage to tell a short “2-minute” story of their own related to the theme. Each Full Moon Story Slam has two winners, a Judge’s Choice and an Audience Favorite.