Lorraine Boccardo Theater, Center for the Arts at Kayenta
COYOTE TALES are live open-mic story telling events where audience members (amateur or experienced), volunteer to share their story. Each event has a theme, on which stories are to be based. Potential storytellers may address that theme in any way they choose. Prior to the event, storytellers craft their true, on-theme story, practice the telling (5 minutes or less), work on eliminating excess detail to nail the perfect ending. When the doors open, potential storytellers put their name in the hat in hopes of being chosen to share their story. If chosen, the storyteller takes the stage to delight the audience. Stories must be true, told live, within the given time frame (5 minutes). They must be told without notes, props, or accompaniment. Please no rants or stand-up routines.
Please note that adult themes may be discussed.
THE THEME FOR THE EVENING’S STORIES IS: LESSON LEARNED
Get ready to present a 5 minute story about a lesson learned. Mother’s advice not headed? Maybe life has schooled you in an unusual way. Has reckless behavior yielded reckless results? Or were best practices ignored to surprising endings…
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