In the summer of 2019, Tell Us Something hosted a storytelling summer camp for youth at Zootown Arts Community Center. Seven young women worked together with Tell Us Something director Marc Moss for a week during the summer of 2019 to learn about how to decide what story to share, stage presence, story structure, elements of a story, keeping ourselves, our audience, and the characters in a story safe as well as making an emotional connection with the audience.
Listen to stories about surviving a grizzly bear attack, a mother’s vigil over her sick children in the hospital, a scientist who discovers a connection between lead ammunition and lead in the bloodstreams of large birds like eagles, and a man who snorts his crown into his sinus cavity during what was supposed to be a routine visit to the dentist.
Stories of moving to Missoula, Montana from Illinois for a job, an African American attending the Trump rally in Missoula, a young white woman in the rural town of Kholesimal trying to find her place and a field trip leader responsible for high school students from Montana as they hike through the jungle in Cambodia.
Audience members submitted stories anonymously on the theme "Stranger in a Strange Land". Selected stories were read from the stage at the live event. tellussomething.org Happy April Fools Day.
A young man in a rough biker bar in the 1970s of Missoula almost gets shot, a young woman shepherd in The Falkland Islands is invited to a debauchery-filled Christmas celebration, a young girl growing up in Germany is forced to flee West Germany after the Berlin Wall falls and hiker trash on the Pacific Coast Trail discovers an unexpected music festival.
In this week’s podcast a young woman joins a boxing club in Kalispell, MT, tragedy strikes the Lolo Hotshot crew, a man in desperate need of a kidney receives that gift and a young deaf woman navigates the dating scene in her 20s. Tell Us Something is a podcast celebrating the stories of our community. Our podcast today was recorded in front of a live audience on December 11, 2018 at The Wilma in Missoula, MT. 8 storytellers shared their true personal story on the theme “Did That Really Happen?”. Today we hear from four of those storytellers.
In this week’s podcast you’ll learn about a man’s exploration of his family’s ancestry, you’ll hear a young woman's struggle to keeping her young daughters safe while writing and promoting her first book and memoir while surviving domestic abuse at home, you’ll descend into addiction and come out on the other side, before finally making friends with a person with whom you once vehemently disagreed. Our podcast today was recorded in front of a live audience on October 2, 2018, to a sold-out crowd at The Wilma in Missoula, MT. 8 storytellers shared their true personal story on the theme “It’s Complicated”. Today we hear from four of those storytellers.
In this week’s podcast you’ll hear about a young woman’s journey to find her birth parents and the complications that result from that discovery, you will take a drunken ride in a car on homecoming night on a fateful drive near Browning, MT, you’ll buy a car in the heat of a Tennessee summer and finally, you will learn how to cook a the signature dish of a beloved chef, veal scaloppine alla marsala.
Marc Moss hosts Tell Us Something Radio, in which you'll hear four stories recorded during live Tell Us Something events held in Missoula. The stories in this program include a young Jewish boy struggling to please his father, a second-generation immigrant who takes his family to a lake in Michigan as a result of a family story, an important discovery in the basement of the New York City Public Library and a theatre director whose car breaks down on a mountain pass during a time of great chaos. This special Father’s Day edition of Tell Us Something Radio features stories about fathers and sons shared by your community -- regular everyday Montanans with a story to share. Stories were recorded in front of a live audience. Steven Begleiter “My Father and Football” (June 2015) Alex Alviar - "Invisible Scripts (June 2015) Ed Stalling “A Gift For Dad” (February 2015) David Mills-Lowe “Fixing Windmills” (or) “Saying Goodbye to Dad” (May 2012)