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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to produce a storytelling show, and email email@example.com 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:
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
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
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
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!
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!
June 8th. Shock of the New @ BAC
July 13th. Insult to Injury @ BAC
Aug 10th. Summertime @ BAC