Story Club Minneapolis

Produced and Hosted by Amy Salloway
Featured Storytellers: Gabriela Santiago and Basma Ibrahim DeVries

Thursday, October 11, 2018
7:00 pm / Doors open at 6:00pm

Tickets: $8-$15 sliding scale

Story Club Minneapolis is starting its 6th year as Minneapolis’s only live monthly storytelling show featuring both an open mic segment and a curated set of performers from all over the Twin Cities arts scene (and beyond). The Story Club stage showcases autobiographical stories -- especially those that are bold, vulnerable, unexpected, and connected to the complexity of our cultural environment...and especially voices that audiences might not get to hear in other contexts. No two Story Club evenings are ever alike, but each month when we wrap up the show, we feel like we’ve witnessed a new, unique little community coming together.

So! Starting at 6pm, audience members are invited to put their names in the jar for the opportunity to tell an up-to-7-minute story onstage. When the show begins, four tellers are drawn at random to perform, and they'll be followed by our featured guests. Does this make you want to tell a story? GOOD! (Do it! Do it! Do it!)

Story Club’s host and producer is Amy Salloway! Amy’s been an actor, writer, storyteller, podcast contributor and teaching artist in the Twin Cities for about 18 years this time around (yes, there were previous times around). You can find out more about her at

October’s featured performers are Gabriela Santiago and Basma Ibrahim DeVries!

Gabriela Santiago is a writer, performer, and one of the people of color destroying science fiction and horror in People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction! and People of Colo(u)r Destroy Horror! (Available at!) Her work has also appeared in Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Glittership, and other publications. She has frequently performed in the past with Patrick's Cabaret and Raw Sugar, and can often be found at OUTspoken. Her Twitter handle is @LifeOnEarth89.

Basma Ibrahim DeVries, Ph.D is an Egyptian-American Professor of Communication Studies at Concordia University. Basma trains and consults on intercultural topics with corporate, educational, and community clients, performs at storytelling venues, and is a frequent presenter on intercultural communication, Egyptian and Middle Eastern cultures, and Down syndrome. She is Vice President of GiGi’s Playhouse – a Down Syndrome Achievement Center. Basma sees herself as a traveler, writer, photographer, storyteller, rule-breaker, dreamer, artist, activist, environmentalist, and optimist. Her happiest moments often involve adventures with her spouse, Jon, two overly-active young sons, and extended family.


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