Want to tell your story at Stories on Tap? Here's what to do:
1. Check out our upcoming events and spend some time thinking about which of your stories fits the theme. Stories can be both funny and poignant, but remember that all good stories have a conflict and a resolution. All stories told at Stories on Tap should be true and approximately five minutes in length. No cue cards, phones, or notes are allowed on stage.
2. Make an outline of your story. Memorize the main points, but feel comfortable enough that you can relax with the details. Don't try to memorize every sentence. Start your story in the action, with a first line that will grab the audience's attention and set the story's conflict.
3. Practice! Practice in front of the mirror, your cat, your BFF. Practice your story enough that, when you get on stage, you can relax and have fun with it. Time yourself to make sure you are telling your story in five minutes or less.
4. Memorize your closing sentence. When you walk on stage, have it in your head. There's nothing worse than telling a perfect story without a proper closing: rambling endings destroy stories.
5. To secure your storytelling spot, we encourage you to sign up below. Sign-ups will also be accepted at the door if there's space on the list.