The Monti StorySLAM: Choosing Your Battles
723 Rigsbee Ave
Durham, NC, 27701
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is all ages
The Monti StorySLAM: Theme TBA
Unlike The Monti, anyone with a story to tell has a chance to tell a one at The Monti StorySLAM. This is a competitive event, so there will be judges in the audience. At each event, there will be eight storytellers chosen at random; each story is five minutes long; one winner will be declared at the end of the night. Here’s how you can tell your story:
We publicize a theme (this show’s theme is Fear.)
You think, “Hey, I have a story that goes with that theme!”
You buy a ticket.
You practice your five-minute story at home and in your car.
You show up and fill out a form stating that you would like to tell a story (NOTE: You DO NOT have to tell a story to attend. You can just sit back and enjoy the show.)
During the show, we will pick names from a hat at random, one at a time, and each person called will have five minutes to tell their story.
After eight stories have been told, one winner will be declared!
Winners from each StorySLAM will qualify for The Monti GrandSLAM in April 2018. The GrandSLAM brings the winners back to compete for the ultimate title of The Monti GrandSLAMpion!
The Monti is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that invites people from the community to tell personal stories without the use of notes. It's just simple storytelling. Each month, events are held around the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area and as far away as Greensboro. The goal is to create an intimate, open, and fun atmosphere where people can relate their personal experiences to one another through narrative. In April 2008, we debuted The Monti to a sold out crowd in Chapel Hill. We've been selling out shows ever since byt inviting interesting people with amazing stories that amuse and compel. In March 2009, we launched an offshoot to The Monti called The Monti StorySLAM. This format, most similar to an Open Mic, invites people – anyone – to tell five-minute stories on a given theme of the night. Each night promises an unexpected and refreshing night of provocative entertainment.