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

The mission of The Stoop is to build community through the sharing of personal stories.

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 1,500 people onstage.

Wanna listen? Here are three ways.

  • Check out The Stoop Podcast, which captures the spirit of the live shows with weekly episodes featuring stories and narration from hosts Laura Wexler and Jessica Henkin.
  • Listen to past Live Shows dating back to 2006.
  • Use our handy search box to scan our archives by show, storyteller, keyword, or venue.

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 info@stoopstorytelling.com.

Founders, Producers, and Hosts


Laura Wexler is a writer and producer who creates work across multiple mediums. She’s developed a pilot for Amazon Studios, is the author of a nonfiction book about the nation’s last mass lynching, and is currently producing a Virtual Reality film. She is passionate about the power of personal storytelling and 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