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theartsdesk in New York: Story Slamming in Greenwich Village

theartsdesk in New York: Story Slamming in Greenwich Village

Open-mic surgery: the art of oral narrative is alive in America

Reliable narrator: A StorySLAM competitor reveals all

It’s 6.20 on a chilly Monday evening. The doors at the venerable Bitter End club in Greenwich Village don’t open till seven but already the line for the open-mic Moth StorySLAM is snaking down the block, way past the corner of Bleeker Street into La Guardia Place. It’s a chatty, hyper crowd, mainly in their twenties and thirties, some nervously eager to take the stage for five minutes and tell their stories, some, like me, there just to listen. We know there may be agents in the audience, scouting for talent. Tonight the topic is Disaster, very suitable for post-Thanksgiving.

I could just waltz into doorman buildings with no problem, because no one expects a cute girl with a French cycling bag to be a drug dealer

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