StorySlams take place on the second Monday of each month at World Cafe Live and the fourth Tuesday of each month at L’Etage. World Cafe Live is located at 3025 Walnut Street. L’Etage is at 6th & Bainbridge Streets. Doors open at 7:30PM, and the slam begins at 8:30.
To guarantee a table at World Cafe Live, make dinner reservations in advance. Call 215-222-1400 after 10:00 AM to place your reservation. You will still have to purchase your Slam ticket at the door.
StorySlams at World Cafe Live are presented by Penn’s Master of Liberal Arts Program.
Want to skip the line and stake out the best seat in the house for any of our 2013 L’Etage StorySlams? Purchase VIP tickets today and guarantee a spot in the front two rows!
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Click here for all StorySlam Dates and Themes.
Watch video of past Slams on our YouTube channel.
Buy a StorySlam Six-Pack here. (This link takes you to our secure ticketing site.)
How does a StorySlam work? Every month’s event has a theme and everyone in the audience is invited to share a personal story from their lives that relates to the theme. If you have a story you want to share, leave us your name at the door. Every potential storyteller’s name goes into a bucket. Ten names are drawn from the bucket, and each contestant is given five minutes on the mic to tell a story and win the crowd. ‘Judges’ are audience members who score the performers on a ten-point scale. The highest-scoring participant wins the Golden Ticket – an invitation to our Grand Slam. At the Grand Slam, the monthly winners vie for the title of “Best Storyteller in Philadelphia.”
Find Storytelling Tips here.
Tickets are $10 for the general public, $8 for members and are available only at the door. Six-pack bundles of tickets are $50, can be purchased at the door or HERE, and can be used for admission to Slams at either World Cafe Live or L’Etage during the 2011/2012 season. (Note: admission is on a first-come first-served basis; six-pack tickets do not guarantee entry to individual events). StorySlams at World Cafe Live are all-ages events; Slams at L’Etage are 21+.
If you have any further questions, email Karina at email@example.com or call 267-402-2057.
Photos by Erika Vonie.