PAST STORYTELLING SHOWS

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TRUE STORIES SHOWS

From our founding in the summer of 2012 through the end of 2014 (And from time to time ever since) Big Blue Door presented the BIG BLUE DOOR JAM, a show of true 6-8 minute stories on changing themes in changing venues. Volunteer teams of audience judges picked favorites. The storyteller with the most votes won a jar of jam!

Twice a year we brought back jam-jar-winners and runners-up from the Door Jams for our BIG BLUE DOOR SLAM. For the Slams the whole audience voted and the winner home a trophy!

Sadly, we had to stop regular storytelling shows when co-founder Jen Jones went back to work, but we’d love to partner with other organizations for future storytelling, and we offer storytelling classes once or twice a year.

Email shows@bigbluedoor.org if you’d like to produce a storytelling show, and email classes@bigbluedoor.org if you’d like up to date info on Big Blue Door classes.

Want to hear a few of our live stories? WTJU runs an online library of a few. Click on the icon below:

stories online

2012

July 19th: Best Friends Forever @ The Bridge PAI

Aug. 16th: Unnecessary Suffering @ Blue Grass Grill & Bakery

Sept. 20th: Castes and Cliques @ Sweet Haus

Oct. 18th: Ghosts @ The Bridge PAI

Nov. 15th: Law and Disorder @ The Bridge PAI

Dec. 20th: Families @ Black Market Moto Saloon

2013

Jan. 17th: Journeys @ Black Market Moto Saloon

Feb. 21: DOOR SLAM I @ Black Market Moto Saloon

Mar. 21st: Books @ The Bridge PAI

Apr. 18th: Fools @ Black Market Moto Saloon

May 16th: Rivals @ Black Market Moto Saloon

June 20th: Nature @ Black Market Moto Saloon

July 18th: DOOR SLAM II: Breaks @Black Market Moto Saloon

(Aug. No Show. Vacation!)

Sept 19th: Sex @ The Southern Cafe & Music Hall

Oct. 17th: Hauntings @ Black Market Moto Saloon

Nov. 21st: Working Hard or Hardly Working @ Woolly Mammoth

Dec. 19th: The Kids Are Alright @ Woolly Mammoth

2014

Jan. 16th: DOOR SLAM III: Schemes & Dreams @ Woolly Mammoth

Feb. 20th: Crazy Little Thing Called Love @ Woolly Mammoth

Mar. 20th: The Big Show @ Woolly Mammoth

Apr. 17th: Obsession @ Woolly Mammoth

May 15th: Flirtin’ with Disaster @ Woolly Mammoth

Jun. 14th (Saturday): DOOR SLAM IV: Entrances & Exits @ BON

(July & August. No shows. Vacation!)

Sept. 18th: Stranger in a Strange Land @ Cville Coffee

Oct. 16th: Shadows & Light @ Cville Coffee

Nov. 20th: School Daze @ Cville Coffee

Dec. 18th: All in the Family @ Cville Coffee

2015

Jan. 15th: DOOR SLAM V: Don’t You Forget About Me @ BON

(Long hiatus to build improv program)

Aug. 13th: Milestones @ Rapture

Oct. 22nd: Learning Curves @ Milli Joe

Thanks to everyone who made the Jams and Slams such a wonderful experience for us! We’ll be back with a new storytelling format soon!

summer stories 5 Big Blue Door stories are back with Stories Confidential for the summer of 2017 at Belmont Arts Collaborative. It’s a brand new ‘best-of’ format featuring graduates of our classes and shows!

2017

June 8th. Shock of the New @ BAC

July 13th. Insult to Injury @ BAC

Aug 10th. Summertime @ BAC

6 thoughts on “PAST STORYTELLING SHOWS

    • Hi Trey,
      This Thursday will be the last Jam till September! (In June we’ll have our semi-annual Big Blue Door Slam, bringing back top vote-getters from the first half of 2014.) Then no storytelling shows in July or August. In August we’ll announce the fall topics!

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    • Not in the summer or early fall 2016.

      In storytelling news we have a Telling True Stories class that just started up, we’re in the process of creating (in cooperation with a wonderful local radio station that we’ll announce soon) an accessible cache of recorded stories, and we keep hoping to get a collection of stories published. If all goes well we’d hope to offer another Telling True Stories class in the late fall, and start a new story show in early 2017.

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