Stoop Storytelling Series to Feature MISTAKES WERE MADE and More, March-April 2014

Stoop Storytelling Series to Feature MISTAKES WERE MADE and More, March-April 2014

The Stoop Storytelling Series is a popular event in Baltimore in which 7 people get 7 minutes each to tell a true, personal tale on a shared theme in front of a live audience.

Since its founding in 2006, The Stoop has featured the stories of more than 450 Baltimoreans onstage. These stories are now available on its web site and podcast, and are frequently aired on local public radio station WYPR-FM.

Guided by the motto, "Everyone has a story. What's yours?", The Stoop's mission is to showcase the extraordinary stories of "ordinary" people. We believe strongly that sharing a true, personal tale is an act of witness that offers empowerment to the storyteller, and enlightenment, inspiration, insight-and entertainment!-to the listener.

In addition to its mainstage shows in the 540-seat Pearlstone Theater at Center Stage, The Stoop presents a yearly show at the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus, offers storytelling workshops, and runs a popular bar series called "Second Stoop."

Mainstage Shows

Monday, March 31 Mistakes were Made: Stories about big spills, big boo-boos, and big, bad mess-ups.

We'll have tales about broken bones (and brains), the horrors of airline travel (scary!), a major faux pas (err...sorry)
-- plus a tale from Baltimore's legendary TV reporter, Jayne Miller, about her most memorable investigation. Music by The Country Devils.

CENTERSTAGE, 700 N. Calvert St. 21202
Cocktails and live music, 7 p.m.; Show, 8 p.m.
General admission tickets, $20.
Buy at or 410-332-0033

Second Stoop: The All-Audience Show

Thursday, April 24: Hair!

The Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave. 21201
Doors, 7:30 p.m.; Show, 8 p.m.
Put your name in the hat to tell a 3-minute story on the theme
$10 cover

Stoop Workshops

The Art and Craft of True, Personal Storytelling
Sunday, April 27, 1 to 430p
Bolton Street Synagogue, 212 W. Cold Spring Lane, 21210
Advanced registration, $45, at
$50 at door. Space is limited.

Stoop Special Events

"It's Complicated: Stories about the joys and oys of contemporary Jewish life."
A fundraiser featuring a silent auction, raffle, festive food and drink, and a Stoop Storytelling show. Proceeds benefit educational programs at Bolton Street Synagogue.

We'll have stories about a Jewish exorcism, a blind date with Monica Lewinsky, and one man's struggle to be part of two religions: Judaism and Orioles fans. Storytellers include Deborah Weiner, Lois Feinblatt, Rabbi Steven Fink, and more.

Saturday April 5, 7 p.m.
Bolton Street Synagogue
212 W. Cold Spring Lane, 21210
$50/person. Buy tickets at

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