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.
In this week’s podcast you’ll hear stories about a traffic stop that goes sideways on a road trip in Mississippi, the unexpected healing grace of a destructive hailstorm, a quadrepalegic who does the work required, to make a full recovery, and a bear tramping through a campground at night making things scary for our storyteller.
In this episode you’ll hear stories about a young man and his nefarious band of misfits smuggling weed across the Canadian border, then, join a young queer couple on a road trip in the south, rent a car in Ireland without the proper insurance and finally, fall in love with a dubious ranch hand in Dillon, Montana.
Stories about a young woman who drops acid with her boyfriend before embarking on a hitchhiking trip to San Francisco, we accompany a mailman on his daily route in Helena, Montana, go for a ride in a new Jeep that has some curious vanity plates and avoid getting paint on our Sunday clothes as we complete a chore before church.
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.