Produced and Hosted by Amy Salloway
Featured Storytellers: Matthew G. Anderson and Belo Miguel Cipriani Ed.D.
Thursday, September 19, 2019
7:00 pm / Doors open at 6:00pm
Tickets: $8-$15 sliding scale
Story Club Minneapolis is a 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. Story Club showcases true, autobiographical stories -- especially stories that are bold, vulnerable, unexpected, and connected to the complexity of our cultural environment. 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 (Requirements? Has to be a story, has to be true, has to be about you!). When the show begins at 7, three or 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 actor/writer Amy Salloway! She’s the creator of the award-winning autobiographical touring solo plays Does This Monologue Make Me Look Fat?, So Kiss Me Already, Herschel Gertz!, and Circumference, as well as the two-person show Entwined. She’s contributed true personal stories to programs on MPR and CBC, and has been both a storyteller and story coach for the hit national podcast RISK! You can take memoir and creative writing classes from Amy through Minneapolis Community Ed, and storytelling workshops through The Story Studio. Find out more at Amy’s Facebook page Awkward Moment Productions.
September's featured performers are Matthew Anderson and Belo Cipriani!
Matthew G. Anderson is a screenwriter and filmmaker whose work has included spec scripts for Hollywood producers, no-budget independent short films, and most things in between. He is probably best known for creating Theater People, one of the most acclaimed and longest- running independent web series in the country. An Official Selection at more than two dozen international film festivals, Theater People has received numerous awards including, most recently, Best Screenplay at Russia's "Realist Web Fest". Matthew is is currently in pre- production on Theater People Season 5.
Belo Miguel Cipriani Ed.D. is an award-winning author, prize-winning syndicated columnist, and the CEO of Oleb Books. His writing has appeared in the Seattle Post- Intelligencer, the San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, Connecticut Post, HuffPost and elsewhere. Cipriani has lectured at Yale University, University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, and is currently Community Faculty in the creative writing program at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN. Learn more at www.belocipriani.com.