The Stoop Storytelling Series is a Baltimore-based live show and podcast that features “ordinary” people telling the extraordinary, true tales of their lives.

Stoop stories are not memorized, performed, or read. They’re shared.

Stoop shows are intimate and surprising, wonderful and weird, hilarious and heartbreaking.

Since its founding in 2006, The Stoop has featured the tales of more than 1,000 people onstage. Listen to individual stories by clicking Listen. Or check out the The Stoop Podcast, which captures the spirit of the live shows with its weekly episodes featuring stories and narration from hosts Laura Wexler and Jessica Henkin.

In addition to its mainstage shows at The Senator Theatre, The Stoop presents Special Events, Workshops, and Second Stoop open mic evenings.

If you’d like to bring The Stoop to your venue or organization, email

Founders, Producers, and Hosts


Laura Wexler is a writer, producer, teacher, and editor. She is the author of a nonfiction book about the nation’s last mass lynching, and is currently developing  TV, movie, and theater projects. She regularly presents storytelling workshops for organizations and businesses.

Jessica Henkin works for Baltimore City Public School’s Office of Early Learning Program. She’s passionate about her family, autism education, Baltimore City, keeping her house clean, finding most things funny—and, of course, storytelling. See her onstage with the Baltimore Improv Group.

Thank you to The Stoop Media Sponsors