BOLD Perspectives

BOLD Perspectives

When Worlds Collide: Navigating the World Inside and Outside of Yale

New York City — February 29, 2020
Bay Area — March 28, 2020 

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  • Call for Storytellers

Your Story, Your Voice

Every Yalie has a story—BOLD Perspectives is a chance to share yours. At two events in New York and San Francisco, alumni storytellers will step up to the mic to tell personal tales of their experiences on campus and beyond. You can be a storyteller! Hurry—the deadline to submit a story is December 15, 2019.

What is BOLD Perspectives?

BOLD Perspectives is an opportunity for BOLD (Bulldogs of the Last Decade) alumni to come together to share their experiences and adventures as a Yalie. Last year’s pilot centered around the theme of Leading in Your Community and was hosted in Brooklyn.

Resources for Storytellers

If your story is chosen you will have the opportunity to prepare for BOLD Perspectives with Moth six-time GrandSLAM champion Matthew Dicks. Matthew will help you hone your story and presentation during three virtual workshops, so you’ll approach your performance feeling confident and prepared.

New York City @ The Greene Space

February 29, 2020

New York City

Bay Area (Location to be announced)

March 28, 2020

Bay Area

Interested in being a storyteller?

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.

Pitch Guidelines

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:

  1. How well does the story fit the theme?
  2. How well does the pitch summarize the story?
  3. 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].