In July of 2015, I was talked into participating in a local storytelling event that happens each month at Push Comedy – the local improv/comedy shop. Public speaking is right up there on my list of great things to do, like going to the dentist, post-office or OBGYN – all on the same day.
Even though it was a terrifying experience, I am glad that I did it. It was something that stretched me emotionally and mentally.
So, now that that is off my bucket list, I can resume more pleasurable, MUST DO items like adult whiffle ball or zorbing.
Everyone has a story, and there are plenty of storytelling events and podcasts around the world to showcase them. We’re not that different – except we tell stories from a small stage in a mid-size military town.
STORYTELLING NIGHTS: Tell Me More… Storytelling hosts a regular storytelling night 7 p.m. the third Sunday of the month at the Push Comedy Theater in Norfolk, Va. We showcase storytellers sharing stories inspired by a one-word theme. We include a theme song for further prompting and the fun of it. For upcoming shows, please see our schedule here.