The Storytellers Project is a series of live storytelling nights. USA TODAY NETWORK newsrooms curate and host nights of true, first-person stories from neighbors and notables.
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In a nutshell: fun.
Five to seven diverse community members take the stage, delivering 8-10 minute personal retellings of their life experiences. Each storytelling event has a particular theme which shapes the stories and expectations of the audience. From the ‘Most Embarrassing Moment' to ‘Best Decision I Ever Made', each theme can be tackled literally, metaphorically, comically, tragically, but most important, and without exception – truthfully.
Audience size ranges from 200-600 people, depending on the venue (and popularity of theme). From hotels and botanical gardens to state fairs and museums, each venue facilitates an intimate and creative space for storytelling.