About this Event
TRICK or TREAT
Tell us about the time you've pulled a prank or had wool put over your eyes. Tell us about the time you've pampered yourself or someone else. They say our minds play tricks on us, tell us about the time you've fooled yourself.What is "What's Your Story Slam?"
What's Your Story Slam is a curated live storytelling competition. It is a hybrid between a showcase and an open mic story slam.
All stories must be true and lived by the storytellers. All storytellers must pitch their stories and go through coaching with creative director Anna Ong.
Storytellers have five minutes each to tell a story based on the show’s theme.Who takes part in What's Your Story Slam?
What's Your Story Slam features people like YOU entertaining the audience with the unpredictable, hilarious, and poignant turns that their lives have taken.
If you have a story to tell or want to participate in the show, please pitch your story using our pitch form. (https://bit.ly/WYSSPitch)TIPS ON LIVE STORYTELLING
First, it must be your story to tell. Were you there? Are you one of the main characters? Your involvement in the events as they unfold is essential. No journalism!
What's Your Story Slam stories are told, not read. We love how each storyteller connects with the audience when there's no papers or notepads between them. Please know your stories by “heart” by being very familiar with them.
What’s at Stake?
Stakes are essential in live storytelling. What’s in it for you? Are you going to win or lose? Why is what happens in this story important to you? We want to root for you! Make us care! If you can’t answer this, then think of a different story.
WHAT TO DO:
Bring in the Action!
A striking first line grabs our attention and reels us in.<blockquote>No: “So I was thinking about signing up for my first marathon. But then I watched a little documentary on Netflix about running, made a snack, took a nap and my mom called and vented about my dad then I did a little laundry and then I thought about it again and decided I’m going to sign up for the marathon tomorrow.</blockquote><blockquote>Yes: “I am freezing, wrapped under a trash bag in the heart of Shinjuku. I bounce as I wait for the marathon to start. Two thousand runners surround me - there's spandex everywhere!</blockquote>
Know your story and have fun!
Outline, memorise your bullet points and play with the details. Enjoy yourself. Imagine you are telling the story at a dinner party amongst close friends.
WHAT NOT TO DO:
Avoid meandering endings
They K*ll a story. You should know your last line from the start. Bring the audience with you as you contemplate what goes on in the story. As a storyteller, you’re the tour guide. You’re the one who knows where this is going. Keep your audience with you. Don't lose them!
No sales or motivational speeches
We love how motivational speakers use stories to make a point, but this isn't a Tony Robbins special, and we are not looking for the next evangelist. It isn't the place for your startup pitch.
No stand-up routines, please.
SERIOUSLY. NO. STAND-UP. Funny people need to tell funny STORIES.
No poetry or essays
We love your sweet words, musings and sonnets, and they look great--on paper. Unless you can make them gripping and set up stakes, they won't work.
Take your anger issue with your therapist/best friend/bartender. Tell stories you’ve already had some form of resolution.
No key takeaways
NO KEY TAKEAWAYS. Leave your audience to come up with their takeaways from your story.
WYSH (What's Your Story Huh) is committed to reviving the storytelling scene safely and responsibly. This event will comply with all Safety Management Measures as specified by the Singapore Tourism Board. Such measures include, but are not limited to, the following:
- The Projector's staff will be conducting temperature checks.
- Audiences are to be seated in groups of two, with a seat in between.
- A maximum of 50 people is allowed in the event.
- There will be a safety zone of 3m maintained between the audience and the storytellers.
- Audiences and Staff are to keep their masks on at all times. Only storytellers on stage are allowed to remove their masks, and they must wear masks when off-stage.
- Audiences can submit their stories for the show's prompt in writing or via digital means. Either option will be available upon check-in.
Ticket-holders not feeling well are strongly encouraged to stay at home and rest.</ul>
WYSH & The Projector reserve the right to remove any person who they deem to be breaching Safety Management Measures from the premises.
Doors Open 7:45 PM
Stories Start 8:00 PM
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The Projector, 6001 Beach Road, Singapore, Singapore