Anyone can tell a story!
We produce two different types of shows: The Monti and The Monti StorySLAM.
“I love both The Monti and The Monti StorySLAM.  When I want a guarantee of finely crafted narratives, I go to The Monti; when I want great stories that are raw and unexpected, I go to the SLAMs.  They’re perfect complements!”
Lori Hensley, 2009 Hippo Award Winner
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The Monti StorySLAM
July 25, 2019 at 7:30pm
Motorco Music Hall

We are turning up the temperature for our 2019/2020 StorySLAM debut. We have all experienced fevers before, right? The type that made you see visions of far off places and people you haven't seen for years; the kind that made you unable to function like your normal self; the one that compelled you to fixate on one particular thing in ways that deviate from the norm. We are referring to the fever that comes with illness, sure, but we are also talking about the type of fever that does not register on a thermometer: Baby fever, Spring fever, Baseball fever, and any other fever that temporarily takes you out of your normal self. And we want to hear your story on July 25th at Motorco Music Hall.

Hosted by Carter Kersh

About The Monti StorySLAM (18 & up event):

The Monti StorySLAM is an open storytelling event, where anyone with a story on a certain theme has a chance to tell it. This is a competitive event, so there will be judges in the audience. At each event, there will be eight storytellers chosen at random; each story is five minutes long; one winner will be declared at the end of the night. Here's how you can tell your story"

  1. We publicize a theme (this show's theme is Neighbors)
  2. You think, "Hey, I have a story that goes with that theme!"
  3. You buy a ticket.
  4. You practice your five-minute story at home and in your car.
  5. You show up and fill out a form stating that you would like to tell a story (NOTE: You DO NOT have to tell a story to attend. You can just sit back and enjoy the show.)
  6. During the show, we will pick names from a hat at random, one at a time, and each person called will have five minutes to tell their story.
  7. After eight stories have been told, one winner will be declared!

Winners from each StorySLAM will qualify for The Monti GrandSLAM on April 18, 2019. The GrandSLAM brings the winners back to compete for the ultimate title of The Monti GrandSLAMpion!