Second Stoop Nov. 13 and Storytelling Workshop 11/16!

Join us for Second Stoop: Office Space on Thurs Nov. 13. Details here..

And/or come to our Stoop Storytelling Workshop on Sunday Nov. 16. Details here.

Free Fright Night with The Stoop!

Join us Tuesday Oct. 28 downtown at Pratt and Light Plaza for a free, outdoor show full of spooky Stoop stories, sponsored by the Downtown Partnership.

6 to 8 p.m.
Refreshments provided.
Bring your own scary story to tell.

More info here

We need Storytellers!

Check out the themes for the season and send ideas to info@stoopstorytelling.com.

And buy your season tickets here!

School Daze at Second Stoop this Thurs, Sept. 11

Freaks, geeks, stoners, and jocks: bring ye stories to The Windup Space this coming Thursday!

Details here.

PLUS:

Sign up for our first storytelling workshop of the season.

Details here.

Tickets on sale Sept. 9!

Get yer Stoop tickets online or at the Center Stage box office starting Sept. 9.

The four-show season pass will be $70. Single tickets are $20 each.

We’ll kick off the season with a Second Stoop at The Windup Space on Sept. 11!

We'll be announcing our new season soon!

Stay tuned, Stoop fans!

ISO Storytellers for The Stoop at Artscape!

The Stoop returns to Artscape with a show to commemorate — and commiserate about — life in Charm City.

The theme is “Oh, Baltimore: Personal tales of life in the city.”

The show is Sat. July 19 at noon.

Send story ideas to info@stoopstorytelling.com ASAP!

HAIR

Second Stoop
Thursday, April 24

7:30, Door
8 pm., Show
Put your name in the hat to tell a three-minute story. Or just listen to others’ tales.

$10 cover at door
**Stay after for Black Lodge Karaoke!!!

The Windup Space, 12. W. North Ave., 21201

It's Complicated!

Join The Stoop at a benefit for Bolton Street Synagogue, and hear tales of the joys and oys of being a modern Jew.

It’s Saturday, April 5th and there will be lots of food, drink and fun!

Get your tickets here.

Second Stoop 1/23: Accidents!

7:30, Door
8 pm., Show
Put your name in the hat to tell a three-minute story. Or just listen to others’ tales.

$10 cover at door

The Windup Space, 12. W. North Ave., 21201

Stoop tickets make great holiday gifts!

Get single tickets or a three-show package (for the people you really like)!

One size fits all! Made in Baltimore! Easy, peasy!

Second Stoop Thurs 11/21: Guilty!

Come on, you know you’re guilty.

Or, at least, you FEEL guilty.

Come tell your tale and listen to others’!

7:30, Door
8 pm., Show
Put your name in the hat to tell a three-minute story.

$10 cover at door
**Stay after for Black Lodge Karaoke!!!

“The Windup Space”: http://www.thewindupspace.com/, 12. W. North Ave., 21201

Second Stoop Thurs 9/26: Secrets!

7:30, Door
8 pm., Show
Put your name in the hat to tell a three-minute story. Or just listen to others’ tales.

$10 cover at door
**Stay after for Black Lodge Karaoke!!!

The Windup Space, 12. W. North Ave., 21201

Storytelling Workshop just added on Sunday, Sept. 22!

Learn a variety of tips, insights, and guidelines to enhance your ability to focus on the meaningful experiences in your life, shape those experiences into stories, and present them to an audience.

Whether you’re interested in telling your tale in front of a live audience, communicating more powerfully with colleagues, or simply relating more effectively with family or friends, this interactive workshop will help you connect with what is honest and significant about your life experiences and tell those stories.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 22
Time: 1p to 430p
Location: Bolton Street Synagogue, 212 W. Cold Spring Lane, 21210
Advanced registration, $45, strongly encouraged!
Register here.
Registration at door: $50 (cash only, please)

Second Stoop on Thurs, July 25!

The theme is….
“Scars.”
7:30, Door; 8 pm., Show
Put your name in the hat to tell a three-minute story.
$10 cover at door
The Windup Space, 12. W. North Ave., 21201

Stay after for Black Lodge Karaoke!!!

Second Stoop on Tues 5/14!

First Times

Doors open at 7:30
Put your name in the hat to tell a three-minute story.
Show starts at 8:00
$10

The Windup Space
12 West North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-244-8855

Second Stoop Tues. 4/9: Rock Bottoms and Tip Tops - Stories about life's low lows and high highs

Doors at 7:30p
Show at 8p
Put your name in the hat to tell a three-minute story.
At The Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave., thewindupspace.com
$10 cover at door.

Second Stoop on 2/19: Dating Stories!!!!!

Join us Tuesday, Feb 19th for…

“Dating Tales: Stories of Meeting Cute, Failed Fixups, and Other Romantic Misadventures.”

Show starts at 7. $10 cover.
Put your name in the hat to tell a 3-minute story. Storytellers selected at random.
At The Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave., thewindupspace.com

Second Stoop returns, this time with crazy restaurant tales!

Join us Tuesday Jan. 15th for…

“Order Up: Stories about Working in Restaurants.”

Show starts at 7:30.
Put your name in the hat to tell a 3-minute story. Storytellers selected at random.
$10 cover.
At the Windup Space, 12. W. North Ave., thewindupspace.com

Bring it!

ISO Storytellers!

Email us at info@stoopstorytelling.com if you have a story to tell at any one of our upcoming shows! We need stories for Parenthood, Justice, and Eureka!

Second Stoop Rescheduled to Wed., Nov. 28!!!!

For reasons of our nation’s crumbling infrastructure, we had to reschedule Second Stoop.

The good news is that now it involves KARAOKE!!!!

Please note new date and starting time!!!!


Theme: “My Secret Weapon: Talents, flairs, and skills no one knows about.”

When: Wed., Nov, 28. Arrive by 7 p.m. to put your name in the hat to tell a story. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.. BLACK LODGE KARAOKE starts at 9 p.m.
Where: The Windup Space
12 W. North Ave, 21201, 410-244-8855,
Fee: $7 at door. Cash only.

ALSO FEATURING SOFI’S CREPES FOR SALE!

Check out our new themes! Get ready to buy your season ticket!

All tickets go on sale August 31.

We’re looking for storytellers for all shows, so if you have a tale to tell, send an email to info@stoopstorytelling.com and put the theme in the subject line.

The themes for our upcoming season will be announced in August!

Tickets go on sale August 31st.

More info to come.

Have a great summer!

Join us at a Stoop show to benefit WYPR-FM!!!

The Stoop and WYPR go together like peanut butter and jelly…and to show our support for this great hometown public radio station, we’re putting on a 10th anniversary benefit show featuring stories from your favorite WYPR and NPR personalities!

Here are the details:

WHEN: Wed, May 23
WHAT: “Ten: Stories about the perfect number.”
WHERE: Center Stage
MUSIC: Felicia Carter /Amy Shook and band
FOOD: The Classic Catering People
TICKETS:
—8 pm show followed by a dessert reception $50
VIP 6:30 -7:30 cocktails and light supper, with reserved seating for the performance and followed by a dessert reception, $150
TICKETS: On sale Feb. 23

Don't you want Jessica as your teacher?

Kids and adults can take a storytelling class with her through Baltimore Writing Labs.

Ages: Kids (4th-12th grade)
Meeting Times: December 3rd & 17, 12:00 PM-3:00 PM
Number of Sessions: 2
Instructor: Jessica Henkin
Cost: $75
Register (limit of 10, first come, first served)

The mission of this workshop is to teach students, given a theme, how to identify and clarify a true, personal story, and present their story(s) in a compelling way to an audience. Which they’ll do in the miniature (and gentle) “Story Slam” at the end of each session. Do not miss this!

Storytelling Workshop Sat., Oct. 22 at Creative Alliance

Join us as we share our process for transforming life stories into compelling short narratives, ready to be told.

Everyone gets feedback on a story, and some participants perform for the group at the end.

No experience necessary – just a notebook, pen, and a willingness both to listen and share. 1:30-4:30pm. Adv reg $30, $25 mbrs. Walk-in $40, $35 mbrs.

Sign up here

or call 410-276-1651.

DUE TO RAIN, SHOW RESCHEDULED FOR 10/4, SAME TIME, SAME PLACE!

Stoop presents “Scaling the Mountain: Stories of resilience, determination, and battling the odds.”

In this outdoor performance we’ll feature tales about confronting and overcoming obstacles to achievement. Storytellers include participants in The Black Male Identity Project, who will share experiences about challenges in the black male community.

FREE SHOW AND FREE BEER
5 to 730p.

*Center Plaza is located between Charles &
Liberty St., and between Lexington & Fayette St. (Where the old & new BGE building is. Also on the plaza: Brick Bodies Fitness Club & Kings
Garden Café)

Stoop workshop at Artscape

Join us for a FREE storytelling workshop at Artscape.
Time: Sat., July 16, noon to 3 p.m.
Location: Theater Project
45 West Preston Street Baltimore 21201
(410) 539-3091
More info

Storytelling workshop May 14

Join us for Aha! Stories about realizations, revelations, and unveilings

Saturday, May 14, 1 to 5 p.m. at The Waldorf School

At our workshops, we offer a variety of tips, insights, and guidelines that enhance participants’ ability to focus on the meaningful experiences in their lives, shape those experiences into stories, and present them to an audience. At our workshops, each participant has the opportunity to tell a tale and get constructive feedback.

Whether workshop participants are ultimately interested in telling their tales in front of a live audience, communicating more powerfully with professional colleagues, or simply relating more effectively with family or friends, our mission is to help people connect to what is honest and significant about their life experiences and help them tell those stories.

Do you have a wedding tale to tell?

For our upcoming live radio show on June 9-11, we’re seeking storytellers to tell 5-minute tales about the tangles of tying the knot—everything from eloping to Vegas (drive-through Elvis preacher, anyone?) to getting married on horseback to a fancy church to-do to same sex commitment ceremonies. Joyful unions, crazy relatives, bridezillas, and “Hangover”-type bachelor parties—even the wedding that never happened. We want it all! Send a few sentences about your idea to info@stoopstorytelling.com.

The Stoop and Md Humanities Council partner for Moving Stories--and we need storytellers!

Maryland Humanities Council and The Stoop Storytelling Series present
“Moving Stories: Getting Around Baltimore”

Do you have a tale about riding the bus in Baltimore City? Do you feel safe walking or biking around town? Are you a taxi driver, a senior citizen or a carpooling mom? Do you take the light rail or subway? Do you get stuck in traffic every morning on the JFX? Do you kayak to school or take three buses?

We are looking for storytellers to tell a five-minute true personal tale about their experiences of navigating Baltimore—the good, the bad, and the ugly—for “Moving Stories: Getting Around Baltimore” on February 10 from 6:00 -8:30 pm at The Walters Art Museum. Send three sentences about your idea to Beth Barbush at ebarbush@mdhc.org.

If your story is chosen, you must be available to take part in a free Stoop Stories workshop with Laura Wexler and Jessica Henkin at the Maryland Humanities Council (108 West Centre Street, Baltimore) on Sunday, February 6 from 1:00 – 4:30 pm. You may have the opportunity to share your story in performance, print, or audio recording. Five performances of the stories will be presented at the Walters Art Museum on February 10, followed by small group discussions and debates on transportation issues.

For more information contact Beth Barbush at ebarbush@mdhc.org, call 410-322-7080 or go here

We're Moving to CENTERSTAGE

We’ve been busting out at the seams, selling out every show at the Creative Alliance since our debut there in February 2006. And we hate turning people away! So starting this Fall, The Stoop will be at CENTERSTAGE, where there will be plenty of great seats for anyone and everyone. And we’ll be on Monday nights!

This isn’t goodbye to the Creative Alliance; we’re going to stay connected to that wonderful place. And it isn’t goodbye to anything else that has made The Stoop what it is: the stories, the spirit, the soul, the songs from Caleb and the Brakemen – and you, our amazing, generous, wacky audience.

So mark your calendars for three great Fall shows in our new location at CENTERSTAGE. We’re still looking for storytellers for the November 5 and December 10 shows, so if you have a tale to tell, email us at info@stoopstorytelling.com.

  • Monday, September 24: “Corpus: Stories about the Body”
  • Monday, November 5: “My Theme Song: Stories about the Ditties that Define Us”
  • Monday, December 10: “Holidays from Hell, Part Deux”

The Stoop is featured in The Urbanite!

Check us out

Now Hear This!

All Stoop Shows are now available in handy podcast form.

Stoop Storyteller on WYPR's "The Signal

Tune into The Signal on Friday, Sept. 7 at noon and 7 p.m. on 88.1 FM to hear Liz Richardson tell the story she told at the February 2007 show, “What I Did For Love.”

You can also listen to Liz’s story here on the Stoop site and via podcast.

Stoop featured in Baltimore Jewish Times!

Check us out

More media on Sept. 24th show!

Check it out

And this, too!

YIKES! Another Stoop sell-out

More than 500 people showed up at CENTERSTAGE on Monday, Sept. 24 for The Stoop’s debut show there, “Corpus: Stories about the Body.”

We’ll have photos and audio posted soon, so check back!

Stoop on The Signal!

Tune into The Signal on Friday, Sept. 28 at noon and 7 p.m. on 88.1 FM to hear Mike “The Persecutor” Paschall tell the story he told at the Sept. 24 show, “Corpus: Stories about the Body.”

First Stoop CD is now available!

Best of The Stoop, Volume I is now on sale featuring heartbreaking and hilarious tales from The Stoop’s first eight shows at The Creative Alliance. The stories are about everything from revenge to failure to fear…to a very tenacious pet parrot!

Plus an awesome bonus song: “Come back Home,” by Caleb Stine and the Brakemen, featuring Jenn Wasner.

Stoop on TV!

On Friday morning Nov. 2nd, tune into the Fox 45 Morning Show to see The Stoop. We’ll be on for a few minutes at 6:10 a.m., 7:10 a.m. and 8:10 a.m., promoting the Nov. 5th show.

Stoop article in The Sun

Check us out

The Ring Returns

Who has it now? Hopefully we’ll see at The Stoop on April 7th!

Stoop on Fox 45 News at Ten

Check it out!

Stoop in Smart Woman Magazine

Check out the great article

Stoop season tickets on sale June 9th!

New this year, The Stoop is offering a five-show season ticket package, available only online starting June 9th.
Purchase season ticket package

Single tickets will go on sale online, in person, and by phone on August 18th.

Stay tuned for details about our holiday extravaganza on Dec. 15th.

Two Stoop stories to air on Friday's edition of The Signal

Tune in to The Signal on WYPR 88.5 at noon and 7 p.m. on Friday, June 27 to hear a boxing story from Mike “The Persecutor” Paschall and a camp story from Fred Lohr.

Tickets on Sale for Stoop Holiday Hoopla on Dec. 15th

Get them online or by calling our 24-hour ticket hotline at 1-800-838-3006.

Stoop Hoopla Dining Deal

Abacrombie Fine Foods, located across from the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, is opening the night of Dec. 15th especially for Stoop folks, and
they’re offering 20% off all food if a Stoop ticket is presented.
Reservations are required. Call 410.837.3630 or go to abacrombie.net.
(Those of you who elected to pick up your Stoop Hoopla tickets
at Will Call, print out your receipt from your ticket order and
present that.)

For something a bit more casual, Mick the Pirate (whiskeyisland.com)
will have a selection of gourmet sandwiches, and Puffs and Pastries
(puffsandpastries.com) will have gingerbread men and other goodies,
for sale in the Meyerhoff lobby starting at 7 p.m.

Also on sale in the lobby will be great Baltimore-centric holiday
gift items: books and CDs from the storytellers and musicians
involved in the show, as well as the new coffee table book,
“Spirit of Place: Baltimore’s Favorite Spaces” (charmcitypublishing.com).
And we’ll debut our new CD, The Best of The Stoop, Vol. II!

TICKETS FOR TONIGHT'S HOLIDAY HOOPLA STILL AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!

$20 EACH. CASH ONLY.

SEE YOU THERE!

Tell Your Story at the MLK Tribute Concert

The Baltimore Symphony, in partnership with The Stoop Storytelling Series, invites individuals of all ages to tell us a true, personal tale recounting how Dr. King’s legacy has impacted each individual’s life. The first prize winner will be featured in the BSO’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. tribute concerts on January 7 and 8, 2009.

To Enter: Send your story idea concept and contact information (full name, phone number and address) to TellYourStory@BSOmusic.org. The DEADLINE is Friday, December 17, 2008. Stories should be true, personal tales that recount how Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy has influenced the storyteller’s life. The story should be no longer than 5 minutes. This is not an essay, a lecture or a motivational presentation, but a true story about an event, an incident, or a turning point in your life that reflects the legacy of Dr. King. Don’t try to tell us your life story—that’s not possible in five minutes. Instead, tell us a story from your life. To hear examples from other storytellers featured in The Stoop Storytelling Series, visit www.stoopstorytelling.com. Finalists will be contacted to tell their story to our panel in person. The first prize winner will be coached prior to the performance about how to best deliver and edit their tale to most effectively reach audiences.

Questions? Please contact Laura Farmer, BSO Public Relations Manager, at 410-783-8024 or LFarmer@BSOmusic.org.

"Love Hurts" is sold out!

However, you’re welcome to call the box office at 410.332.0033 to purchase a standby ticket. Even after those are gone, you may want to come to the theater on the night of the performance to try to get a ticket—no guarantees, of course.

Stoop ticket exchange!

Need tickets for a sold-out show? Or have tickets to get rid of?

Visit The Stoop facebook page and post on the Discussion Board.

Stoop show is ON tonight!

What’s a little water main break compared to a heartbreak? CENTERSTAGE theater survived yesterday’s water main break intact, so…..we’ll see you at The Stoop tonight.

Live Webcast of Monday's show

Go here to see a live webcast of Monday’s sold-out show! Thanks to Jack Livingston and his crew of students.

Tickets on sale for Baltimoored: Summer in the City, A Live Radio Show

The show is July 9, 10, and 11 at Center Stage. Purchase tickets online or call 410-332-0033.

And….we’re still looking for folks to tell stories on anything related to summer in Baltimore, past or present.

Swimming pools. Summer jobs. Summer school. Artscape. July 4th. The heat (and the humidity). Summer romances. The Orioles. The beach. Summer camp. The crazy things you do when you’re bored. Snoballs. Ice-cream trucks. Monkeywrenching the fire hydrants. Family vacations. You get the picture.

Please send a few sentences about your idea to info@stoopstorytelling.com ASAP.

2009-10 Season announced!!!!!

Monday, September 14 First Times: Stories of holding your nose, taking the plunge and living to tell about it

Monday, November 2 Kitchen Confidential: Stories about cooking, eating, and assorted food issues

Monday, December 14 The Stoop Extreme Holiday Show: Stories of the best, worst ,and most memorable celebrations and conflagrations

Monday, February 22 What we talk about when we talk about race: Stories of being black, white, and in between in Baltimore. In partnership with Open Society Institute in Baltimore.

Monday, April 19 Creation Stories: Tales of making music, art, and other fabulations

Monday, June 7 Under the Influence: Tales about drinking, beer goggling, and various walks of shame

6-show season ticket packages, $90
Individual show tickets, $20
Available online only

The Stoop Radio Show in The News!

The Baltimore Sun,
The City Paper,
Urbanite and Baltimore Jewish Times

More chances to see/hear Stoop Live Radio Show!

Live Webcast on RadarRedux.com

And, on Friday July 17 and July 24, tune into WYPR’s The Signal

We're gonna do another live radio show next June!!

We had so much fun doing “Baltimoored” this past July that we wanted to do another live radio show. So we’ve converted what had been our last regular show of the season (on June 7) to a run of three live radio shows the previous weekend (June 3-5).

That means a lil bit of confusion, we’re sorry to say.

—The Stoop season ticket package is now a 5-show deal.

—And all you folks who already purchased the 6-show season ticket package will automatically get a ticket to the live radio show.

Yikes!

Stoop workshop "Tell Your Life" on Sat. Oct. 24

Join us for a workshop at The Creative Alliance where we’ll lead you through the process of shaping your life stories into seven-minute gems.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Info and registration info.

"Stories from The Stoop" to air Sat. nights on WYPR

We are excited to announce that “Stories from the Stoop,” a new radio show, will be airing Sat. nights at 8 p.m. on 88.1 WYPR starting Feb. 13.

The show will feature stories culled from The Stoop’s deep archives, hosted by Aaron Henkin.

Tune in!

The Stoop at Artscape!

Join us at Artscape for a workshop and performance on the citywide theme “What Makes You Smile: Stories about finding the humor in human existence.”

We’ll take you through the Stoop Storytelling process, coaching you on how to identify your most interesting and amusing life stories and shape them into 7-minute gems. Some of the workshop participants will be invited to perform in a show later that afternoon. Workshop and show are free.

“What Makes You Smile” Workshop
Saturday, July 17, 2010, Noon – 2:30 pm
Theatre Project, 45 West Preston Street

“What Makes You Smile” Performance
Saturday, July 17, 2010, 4 – 6 pm
The Brown Center, 1301 West Mount Royal Avenue

WE NEED STORYTELLERS!

Do you have a holiday tale to tell? It could be about Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, solstice, New Year’s Eve, Christmas—or any holiday you celebrate (and survive) in the winter. If you’ve often thought
about telling a tale at The Stoop, now’s your chance! Just send a
few sentences about your idea to info@stoopstorytelling.com
as soon as possible.

Want to tell a story but feel like you need some tips? Please come to a workshop we’re running through Pivot Point wellness center on Sat. Oct. 23 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. The theme for the workshop is “Putting the Puzzle together: Making sense of mysterious moments in your life,” and the cost is $45. Space is limited so please register early. Tickets and info at jenniferdowns.com. Location: The Waldorf School of Baltimore, 4801 Tamarind Rd 21209.

The Stoop: The Movie

Well, not really a movie. But we did shoot a pretty fun(ky) video to promote our holiday live radio shows.

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