It was wonderful to be back in what feels like our home base with standing room only, tasty french fries, and a excellent slate of storytellers! And this was our first-ever Jam with a guest-producer: thanks to Emily Bolecek for a fabulous job!
April’s theme was ‘Fools’ and the stories were of follies great and small: Matt Kleberg started us off with a tale of collegiate mischief gone very wrong. Jude Silveira described his painfully attempt at impressing a fire-twirler. Sean McCord brought us the story of roommate pranking that escalated into art. Mickey Kampsen told us of her tragi-comic adventures with a Yugo.
After the break, Rosemarie Harper recalled playing outside by force and drinking apple vinegar by mistake. Newcomer Kay Ferguson described the familiar, linguistic, and climatical challenges of studying clowning in Italy with her own daughter. Newcomer Annie Temmink finished the night with the comic escapades of working at a belt factory–for four days.
Mickey Kampsen was awarded the Big Blue Door Jam Jam by our volunteer judging teams. Thanks to Team Moto ‘N Fools, Team Sojos, and Team Play On (from Play On Theatre)! Thanks to audience-member Leslie for the impromptu story of throwing beer cans at a lover’s window! Thanks also to official volunteer timekeeper Jessie, soundperson Seth, and box office guardian Tom Clay! Thanks especially to Matteus, Anna & Co at Black Market Moto Saloon!
Pictures coming soon…
The next Big Blue Door Jam will return to Moto May 16th with true stories inspired by the theme of ‘Rivals.’ Our June Jam will be inspired by ‘Nature.’ Would you like to share a story at a jam? Or take photographs? Be one of our teams of judges? Work the door? We want you and we need you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also in June we’ll have our first Sketch Show. Check back here or at our facebook page for more on that (And like us on facebook while you’re there!).
In July we’ll celebrate our the one-year anniversary of Big Blue Door with a Big Blue Door Slam featuring Jam winners since January and a Big Blue Party!