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Hey Storytellers & Story-listeners!

We meet monthly for an entertaining event with heart: storytelling.

It's a creative detour from the whizz and beep of our digital, urban lives. We come together as strangers, exchange stories, and somehow leave a bit more connected through our shared human experiences.

If you gotta story, we gotta stage! BUT, if you don't have a story - please come and enjoy listening.

You'll be inspired by the tales of ordinary Berliners going through extraordinary moments in their lives.

THE BEAR. true stories. told live.

Each bilingual evening consists of 8 randomly chosen stories in English and German. These amazing true personal stories are told live without notes. Each storyteller has the stage for 7 minutes of fame and glory!

Live music and lively audience interaction connects the evening led by the show host and Bear Dyane Neiman. Just for fun: Three teams of judges, choose the evening’s favorite story. Winners are invited for a Grand Slam every June.

If you would like help with getting your story ready for the stage, please contact us: hello@thebear-storytelling.de

See you with or without a story at our next THE BEAR Meet Up,


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THE BEAR presents WHAT A YEAR! 2020-stories on Dec. 18

Online event

THE BEAR presents an online, open stage show WHAT A YEAR! 2020-stories “Sometimes, you have to look back in order to understand the things that lie ahead.” ― Yvonne Woon As we approach the end of 2020, you are certainly not the same person you were 12 months ago! TELL US ABOUT A SITUATION FROM THIS PAST YEAR THAT SHAPED OR CHANGED WHO YOU ARE TODAY. It can be anything from small to huge - as long as it's meaningful for you, we're listening. How can we end this year together, and yet apart? Usually we gather together one last time in December to exchange stories, food & drink, and end the year with a special gesture. We invite you to join us from your sofa and bring something to make this evening special and not the same as the zillion of online “Treffs” we have had all year. MAKE IT SPECIAL > Come with festive entire or camera background either real or virtual - be creative. >> Share an image, a song, a recipe, a laugh, a dance - >>> Bring a favorite food or drink... Be prepared to join us with an open camera when possible. Let's make this evening special. Yeah, come on! WE'RE UP FOR IT. AND YOU? THE BEAR. WHEN: Dec 18,[masked]:00 PM Berlin, Germany Time Zone Tickets are free and you can REGISTER here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJclceqqqzojHtZfFhMzsSgdTuvDSmeCiMET https://www.thebear-storytelling.de __________________________________________________________________________________ Stories connect us. Because we all have stories to tell. THE BEAR’s mission is to promote mutual understanding and connection through the practice of storytelling, and by elevating this art form on stages, pages, airwaves, and in workshops around the world. Our vision is to create a more compassionate world, where every story matters.

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