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.
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 you’ll go base jumping with a young girl on the brink of womanhood, you'll barely survive a canoe trip on the Lochsa River, you’ll hear about a grandmother becoming a single mom, and, because of the kindness of a stranger, find your way in an unfamiliar city.
This edition of the Tell Us Something podcast comes to us from audience members from the “Getting Away With It” Show. Attendees had the opportunity to share their “Getting Away With It” stories anonymously. We selected several of those stories from a box and read them live on stage. Thank you for listening.