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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,
Dyane.

Upcoming events (4+)

THE bEAR presents SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS - stories of what we keep

Needs a location

€10.00

### UPCOMING OPEN STAGE SHOW

THE bEAR presents

# SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS

# stories of what we keep

“ … my attachment to these material things was an attempt to hold on to a past from which I feared drifting.”
― Laila Lalami, author of “The Comforts of Clutter”

We are kicking off our 8th season of True Stories, Erzähltes Leben with something different:

Bring us an object that you choose to keep.

Perhaps it’s the favorite sweatshirt you put on whenever you are feeling sick or sad; the crocheted blanket from your grandmother that you wrap yourself in when you need a hug; the empty pen you keep in a glass on your desk as a reminder of your first book you wrote by hand…
When you are “ausmisten”, moving house, packing up - what do you keep and why?
Who are the people these objects trigger? The memories and emotions they conjure up?

Note to storytellers: audiences love stories with conflict!

  1. When you prepare your story, reflect on what was it that you wanted?
  2. How high were the stakes to achieve it?
  3. What were the inner and external obstacles, mishaps, challenges that got in the way?
  4. And lastly, how did the experience change you in some way?

For newcomers: join us for an evening of prepared 5-minute stories, spontaneous anecdotes, live music, and simply a lovely time with fellow human beings. The evening tends to be mostly in English, and some stories in German. Stories are all true, personal and told without notes.

### TELL US ABOUT A SIGNIFICANT OBJECT THAT YOU CHOOSE TO KEEP AND WHY.

You may be voted the audience’s Favorite Story of the evening and be invited to the Eve of the Champs to take place on November 18th during the True Story Fest ‘22.

THURSDAY, 25. AUGUST 2022
Bar opens at 7:30 pm; Show starts at 8 pm
Host: Dyane Neiman
Live Music: TBA

TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE
www.thebear-storytelling.de
Suggested donation: 10 - 15 euros (more if you can, less if you can't)

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Stories connect us. Because we all have stories to tell.
THE BEAR e.V.’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.
These true, autobiographical stories told at THE bEAR, inspire people to change their lives, their futures, and ultimately, the world.

THE BEAR presents is made possible by the generous performances of our storytellers, our team of volunteers, THE BEAR e.V. , and Moving-Speaker.com.

If you would like to support THE bEAR's non-profit storytelling events, together we can connect our community - one story at a time. We thank you for your generosity.
Verein zur Förderung der Kunst des biographischen Geschichtenerzählens e.V.
IBAN: DE[masked] [masked]

For more information: www.thebear-storytelling.de

THE bEAR presents an Open Stage Show

Needs a location

€10.00

DARE TO DO THE BEAR!
Take the stage with your 5-minute, prepared, true & personal story - told in English or German.
Open stage and on location following current Covid regulations.
Story topic TBA

FRIDAY, 23. SEPTEMBER 2022
SHOW STARTS AT 8 PM (please arrive early due to any Covid-extras at entrance)
HOST: DYANE NEIMAN
MUSIC: TBA

TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE (2 weeks before)
www.thebear-storytelling.de
Ticket prices: 10 euros normal; 15 euros for Covid-support

***

Stories connect us. Because we all have stories to tell.
THE BEAR e.V.’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.
These true, autobiographical stories told at THE bEAR, inspire people to change their lives, their futures, and ultimately, the world.

THE BEAR presents is made possible by the generous performances of our storytellers, our team of volunteers, THE BEAR e.V. , and Moving-Speaker.com.

If you would like to support THE bEAR's non-profit storytelling events, together we can connect our community - one story at a time. We thank you for your generosity.
Verein zur Förderung der Kunst des biographischen Geschichtenerzählens e.V.
IBAN: DE[masked] [masked]

For more information: www.thebear-storytelling.de

THE bEAR presents an Open Stage Show

Needs a location

€10.00

DARE TO DO THE BEAR!
Take the stage with your 5-minute, prepared, true & personal story - told in English or German.
Open stage and on location following current Covid regulations.
Story topic TBA

FRIDAY, 21. OCTOBER 2022
SHOW STARTS AT 8 PM (please arrive early due to any Covid-extras at entrance)
HOST: DYANE NEIMAN
MUSIC: TBA

TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE (2 weeks before)
www.thebear-storytelling.de
Ticket prices: 10 euros normal; 15 euros for Covid-support

***

Stories connect us. Because we all have stories to tell.
THE BEAR e.V.’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.
These true, autobiographical stories told at THE bEAR, inspire people to change their lives, their futures, and ultimately, the world.

THE BEAR presents is made possible by the generous performances of our storytellers, our team of volunteers, THE BEAR e.V. , and Moving-Speaker.com.

If you would like to support THE bEAR's non-profit storytelling events, together we can connect our community - one story at a time. We thank you for your generosity.
Verein zur Förderung der Kunst des biographischen Geschichtenerzählens e.V.
IBAN: DE[masked] [masked]

For more information: www.thebear-storytelling.de

THE bEAR presents TRUE STORY FEST!!!

Needs a location

€10.00

DARE TO DO THE BEAR!

This is the biggest event we have ever done:
TRUE STORY FEST
7 days & nights of true stories.
Including storytelling (one person, one stage, one spotlight) and also stories in other art genres like songs, rap, poetry slam, theater, comedy, improvisation, performance installations, discussions with tellers and listeners, late-nite events, day-time workshops to learn how to tell a better story.

It's going to be Berlin's first ever festival dedicated solely to the Art of the Autobiographical Story.

Save the Dates!
14. - 20. NOVEMBER 2022
As soon as we finalize the program, we will let you know.

TICKETS and Festival Pass AVAILABLE ONLINE (4 weeks before)
www.thebear-storytelling.de

***

Stories connect us. Because we all have stories to tell.
THE BEAR e.V.’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.
These true, autobiographical stories told at THE bEAR, inspire people to change their lives, their futures, and ultimately, the world.

THE BEAR presents is made possible by the generous performances of our storytellers, our team of volunteers, THE BEAR e.V. , and Moving-Speaker.com.

If you would like to support THE bEAR's non-profit storytelling events, together we can connect our community - one story at a time. We thank you for your generosity.
Verein zur Förderung der Kunst des biographischen Geschichtenerzählens e.V.
IBAN: DE[masked] [masked]

For more information: www.thebear-storytelling.de

Past events (86)

THE bEAR presents JUMP! - stories of dare

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€10.00

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