Past Meetup

"Slamming Stories" NYC Storytelling Slam @ The Gallery at LPR - $50 1st Place

Price: $10.00 /per person
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The Inspired Word performance series presents our Slamming Stories storytelling slam, hosted by actor/comedian/one-woman-show sensation Erica Bradshaw and staged at the sexy Greenwich Village hotspot, The Gallery at LPR (Le Poisson Rouge).

So if you think you're a great storyteller, well, here's your chance to prove it. And if you're the best of the night, you win a sweet $50 + a free drink!

Do we hear the words, "Oh, snap, that sounds like fun!"?

And here's the way the night works:

There will be one round, 20 slots. The slots will be determined on a first come-first-serve sign-up @ the door.

Guidelines: Your story must be original. It must be true. And it must be five minutes or less.

A full point will be subtracted from the cumulative score if the storyteller goes over the five-minute time limit by more than 10 seconds.

Each storyteller will be judged by five judges. The storyteller's high and low score will be dropped and the middle three will be added together for the finishing score.

The highest score at the end of the night gets 50 bucks and a free drink.

In case of a tie, the prize money is split, but each or all get a free drink.



When: Friday, June 29, 2012

Where: The Gallery at LPR
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012

By subway, take the A, B, C, D, E, F to West 4th Street-Washington Square.

Doors open for sign-up @ 7pm.

Cover Charge: $10

21+ Age Limit!


Host Bio:

Erica Bradshaw has done it all during her years as a theater professional. As an actor, she began her career originating a role in an Arthur Miller play. From there, she honed her comedic and hosting skills in sketch comedy throughout Los Angeles and New York. She can be seen regularly as detective Dana Lyons/Court Clerk in over 25 episodes of " Law and Order: SVU.” She has also made appearances on other TV series such as "The Good Wife," "Rescue Me," and "Six Degrees,” and has done commercials and voice-overs nationally and locally. While working predominantly as an actor, Erica has also managed to write and perform her solo show "White AmErica Hero," work as a producer and associate director for several new works at Actors Theatre of Louisville, perform in several regional theaters and create "Ideas, Thoughts, Words and Actions - A story building workshop" for children and adults. Some of her greatest accomplishments have been her recent tour de force portrayal of Alma in Dael Orlandersmiths' "Yellowman," 15 years of teaching at-risk youth from LA to NY and many places in between, and working with Lambda Legal for true marriage equality in New Jersey.


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