Call for Storytellers!

 

The Jewish Museum of Maryland in collaboration with The Stoop Storytelling Series will present “Just Married! Stories from Jewish Maryland — The Live Show!” on Sunday Sept. 17, 2017.

This event commemorates the close of the museum’s Just Married! Wedding Stories from Jewish Maryland exhibit with an afternoon of true, personal stories about the wonder and wackiness of weddings, straight from the people who walked the aisle, said “I do” — and survived to tell the tale!

For the show, we’re seeking 7 storytellers to share a story about their wedding. Stories can be funny, sad, serious — as long as they’re true, and they capture the adventures, challenges, joy, or surrealism of weddings and their attendant rituals.

We’re looking for a diverse mix of stories about everything from interfaith weddings, to second marriages, to same-sex weddings, to shotgun weddings aboard a ship (true story!).

Wedding of Ann Burgunder and Leanoard L. Grief, Jr., 1940. Photo courtesy of Carol Sandler, L2017.9.2.4

Wedding of Ann Burgunder and Leanoard L. Grief, Jr., 1940. Photo courtesy of Carol Sandler, L2017.9.2.4

Got a tale to tell? Here’s how it works.

>Email a three-sentence summary of your story to Trillion Attwood at tattwood@jewishmuseummd.org, by Friday, June 23, 2017. Be sure to give the beginning, middle, and end of your tale. Extra points for putting “Stoop Wedding Story” in the subject line of your email!

>We’ll select seven storytellers to share their tale at the show. These folks will receive support in shaping their story during a coaching session with Stoop Storytelling Series producers.

>Storytellers will share their 5-minute tales at the show on September 17, 2017. Stories will be recorded and housed on the JMM Web site and The Stoop site — and possibly played on The Stoop podcast.

Remember: This is a storytelling event — not a TED talk, academic lecture, or reading. The stories will be shared with audience as if with a group of friends. No notes, no memorizing!

Visit stoopstorytelling.com to listen to Stoop stories and subscribe to the podcast.