Summer 2016: Growing Pains

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Have you heard the news? The Scranton StorySlam is now under the umbrella of the Scranton Fringe Festival!

Growing Pains - Scranton StorySlam

Theme: Growing Pains
Where: The Hilton
Electric City Ballroom
100 Adams Avenue, Scranton
When: Saturday, July 30, 2016
Stories start 8:30 p.m.

The Scranton StorySlam is a unique storytelling competition at which ten storytellers each share a true, five-minute, personal story inspired by the theme. Themes are always general, allowing the storytellers to take the audience in any direction, from pants-peeing hilarity to soul-wrenching heartbreak.

While storyslams are becoming popular around the country and around the world, the Scranton StorySlam is the first of its kind in our area. The event meets at the crossroads of theater, performance, writing, memoir, and documentary art.

John Walton told the winning story and took home the Slammy for his tale about growing up as one of the only young persons of color in the very homogeneous town of Blakely, PA.

Three “wild card” storytellers took the stage at the Growing Pains StorySlam. Same rules applied: FIVE MINUTES-ALL TRUE-NO NOTES.

Videos of all the stories will be posted soon!

If you would like to be a featured storyteller at an upcoming slam or to be notified by email of upcoming events, please contact us using the form below. We’ll be in touch!

Questions? Call 570.470.6861

We look forward to seeing you!