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VAMP: Parasites

Deadline for submissions: Sunday, May 5th

http://www.sosayweallonline.com/submissions/

Symbiosis can be a beautiful thing. Until it’s not. The flora and fauna of our blood and guts (and colons), our interpersonal relationships, and our cubicle mates all walk a delicate balance between helpfulness and sucking the life right out of us. Come join us for stories of parasites both microscopic and human-sized! It might not be grossest show we’ve ever done, but it’ll probably come close.

The VAMP Showcase: “Parasites”
Thursday, May 28th
8:30pm – 10:00pm
Whistle Stop Bar
2236 Fern St, San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 284-6784
$5 suggested donation

http://www.sosayweallonline.com

VAMP: It’s Always the Quiet Ones

Deadline for submissions: Sunday, April 5th, 2015

http://www.sosayweallonline.com/submissions/

You know the type. Maybe you are the type. Soft-spoken, kind-hearted, and politely reserved. And so much bottled up inside. Come join our storytellers as they marvel at that moment when all hell broke loose and the quiet one snapped.

The VAMP Showcase: “It’s Always the Quiet Ones”
Thursday, April 30th
8:30pm – 10:00pm
Whistle Stop Bar
2236 Fern St, San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 284-6784
$5 suggested donation

http://www.sosayweallonline.com

VAMP: Mass Transit

Deadline for submissions: Sunday, March 1st

http://www.sosayweallonline.com/submissions/

Planes, trains, automobiles, and that one time you did that naked midnight bike ride! Join us for stories of missed connections on the bus ride, map illiteracy, helmet hair, and whatever else can happen when people move en masse.

The VAMP Showcase: “Mass Transit”
Thursday, March 26th
8:30pm – 10:00pm
Whistle Stop Bar
2236 Fern St, San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 284-6784
$5 suggested donation

http://www.sosayweallonline.com

VAMP: Dirty Talk, Vol. 4

Deadline for submissions: Sunday Feb 1st
http://www.sosayweallonline.com/submissions/

It’s back and dirtier than ever! In honor of Valentine’s Day, because we’re already tired of the charming side of human reproduction, we bring you our filthiest show. So Say We All’s annual Dirty Talk VAMP showcase promises a night of stories about what constitutes “dirt.” The raunchy stuff, the grit, and the things you do when nobody is around to Instagram it. Or maybe you’re into Instagramming that kind of thing. We don’t judge.

The VAMP Showcase: “Dirty Talk, Vol. 4”
Thursday, February 26th
8:30pm – 10:00pm
Whistle Stop Bar
2236 Fern St, San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 284-6784
$5 suggested donation
http://www.sosayweallonline.com/

Outspoken Presents: Love Confection

Join Outspoken, So Say We All’s LGBTQ Storytelling Series, on Tuesday, Feb 3rd at Martinis Above 4th in Hillcrest for a Valentine’s-inspired evening of stories about romance that looked sweeter than it tasted!

Featuring:
Dave White
Sarah Hultquist
Derrick Woodford
Aries Hines
Jonathan Hammond
J.D. Burke
Patrick Mayuyu
Dylan Yates

Outspoken Presents, “Love Confection: Stories About Romance That Looked Sweeter Than it Tasted.”
Tuesday, February 3rd, 8PM
Martinis Above Fourth
3940 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
http://www.sosayweallonline.com
$5 suggested donation

VAMP: Crime Pays

It only takes one look at the earnings portfolio of JP Morgan Chase to realize that maybe everything we were taught about crime not paying wasn’t entirely grounded in facts. Join So Say We All’s VAMP Storytelling Showcase this January for a night of stories about getting away with it, the score that went right, and more surprising tales from the less-than-legal economy.

Featuring:
Alberto Calderon
Amy Garczynski
David Latham
Jennifer Stiffycorn
Justin Hudnall
Suzanne Hoyem
Jim Ruland

The VAMP Showcase: “Crime Pays”
Thursday, January 29th
8:30pm – 10:00pm
Whistle Stop Bar
2236 Fern St, San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 284-6784
$5 suggested donation
http://www.sosayweallonline.com

LGBTQ Storytellers do Valentines!

LGBTQ Storytellers Do Valentines
Stories Above Love-Gone-Weird Come to Martinis Above 4th
SAN DIEGO, CA

This February. So Say We All, a creative writing and performing arts non-profit, present “Love Confection,” a night of true stories from the LGBTQ community about love gone awry, headlined by author and comedic performer, Dave White, author of, “Exile in Guyville.”

Storytellers and writers from the LGBTQ community have been welcomed and featured in So Say We All’s storytelling showcases since the organization’s inception in 2009, but after launching a successful outreach program in 2014 to the veteran community that included free writing workshops through the Oceanside and Central Libraries, the organization found greater involvement in their programs came from directly courting groups that, as the organization’s Executive Director, Justin Hudnall, puts it, “Are more often talked about than heard from in the media.”

“It’s one thing to put out a welcome mat, but if you really want to be dedicated about working with all communities, you have to put your programs where the people are.”

Love Confection marks the first show by “Outspoken”, So Say We All’s LGBTQ outreach program, made possible through a gift from Brian and LJ Joyner.

Love Confection: stories about love that looked better than it tasted
Tuesday, February 3rd
8pm – 9:30pm
Martinis Above Fourth
$5 suggested donation

Long Story Short: “Chicken!”

At our December show, we had a drawing to pick that month’s theme. The prize for the runner-up? They decided the January theme, which was *drum roll*…CHICKEN! Come tell stories of birds, cowards, dinners & more at our improv storytelling show.

Long Story Short: “Chicken!”
Sunday, January 11th, 2015
7pm – 8:30pm
Broke Girls’ Coffee Bar
3562 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 546-8302
Free

VAMP: Home for the Holidays!

The VAMP Showcase’s beloved Holiday revue features a myriad of stories that come from of our time-honored tradition of squeezing the family together in a confined space, plying on the food and the booze, and waiting for something weird to happen.

Featuring:
Lizz Huerta
Lisa Sacco
Ed Farragut
Esther Woodman
Caroline Henry
Tiffany Tang
Leon Dekelbaum
Ryan Bradford

The VAMP Showcase: “Home for the Holidays”
Thursday, December 18th
8:30pm – 10:00pm
Whistle Stop Bar
2236 Fern St, San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 284-6784
$5 suggested donation
http://www.sosayweallonline.com

A Holiday Message from the Executive Director

Hello friends and fans of the written and performed word. If we haven’t met already, I’m Justin Hudnall, the Executive Director of So Say We All, and I’m coming to you this winter for the most important of reasons: we want presents.

One of the biggest challenges to running an arts non-profit has been learning to ask our community for financial support. However, as my Board of Directors likes to incessantly remind me, we’re suffering from a distinct lack of trust funds.

Thanks a lot for being a working single mother, mom!

But I’ve come to realize over the last five years of doing this that asking for money from our community is actually a very important part of how this non-profit arts thing works, or is supposed to work. Because besides the fact that we love presents, this exchange is one of the ways that let us know if what we’re doing is relevant to you and your happiness.

If only taxes worked the same way, am I right? That’s the extent of the political humor portion part of the pitch.

So because I believe in our mission so strongly, I’m going to make the case without the use of so much as a cute animal to manipulate your emotions. Ready? Here goes:

So Say We All is a nearly entirely volunteer-run organization, maintained by people who genuinely beleive their lives are made better by having us a part of it. That’s important, because non-profits by their very nature are supposed to serve the public interest, and while some do this better than others, this is something So Say We All does very well.

Each and every month, we’ve produced VAMP and Long Story Short storytelling showcases, Greenroom Writers Workshops–all of which ANYONE, and we mean, ANYONE can participate in and all of which are absolutely completely free–worked to help connect local writers to fellowships and publishing opportunities, and supported other organizations whose work we believe in like Combat Arts and Rising Arts Leaders.

We’ve built partnerships with San Diego Public and Oceanside Libraries to launch the Veteran Writers Program and Masterclass series, and hosted the Fillipino American Writers Showcase. We’ve cozied up to Southwestern and City Community Colleges to bring our programming to their students. And we’ve even begun talks with KPBS to try and bring more original local programming to public radio.

Which brings me to why it’s so important to support So Say We All: it’s not just about keeping us going–although my cat Lana would appreciate it if I can continue to provide her with the one specific brand of kibble numnums she’s willing to eat–it’s about what kind of city you want to live in.

We believe a truly great city doesn’t just have stuff for its residents to shell out cash to go see, it’s a place that strives to be known for making great art and supporting the people who make it. That takes a community to supports its artists and help connect them to the larger, scarier world beyond. That’s the foundation of what we provide, because good art starts with a good story and you are our partners in this venture, not just our audience.

So please donate, help spread the word, and as always, thanks for making San Diego a city we want to live in.

PS: If nothing I just said motivated you in anyway, one last thing. I’m going to keep my cat wearing a pair of plushy reindeer antlers, which she hates, until we reach our goal. So if you love animals, give to So Say We All.