We would like to invite you to share your story on the theme of When Worlds Collide: Navigating the World Inside and Outside of Yale.
Stories should fit the theme in some way. They should be true, personal stories, and on the night of the show, they will be told on stage.
Write a 1-2 paragraph summary of your story – beginning, middle and end – with no cliffhangers. Submit your pitch here. Stories will be chosen based on several criteria including:
- How well does the story fit the theme?
- How well does the pitch summarize the story?
- How well does this story fit within the collection of stories for the evening?
Pitch submission deadline: December 15th, 2019
Participant Notification: January 10th, 2020 (via email)
Selected individuals craft their stories with storyteller Matthew Dicks over 3-4 virtual training sessions to help you craft and prepare your story for the event.
Storytellers must commit to three coaching sessions and practice with Matthew in the weeks prior to the show, and they must be available to perform on the evening of February 29 at The Greene Space in New York or March 28 in the Bay Area. You can indicate the city of your choice on the submission form. Performers are responsible for their own travel and accommodations. Questions? Contact us.
If you’re not familiar with this type of storytelling and would like to get a sense of what the show will be like, you can check out examples of stories that Matthew has told: My Father's Son [video] and This is Going to Suck [video].