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Submission deadline 5/1 for VAMP: In Real Life

IRL: The internet changes everything. Or does it? Do our online lives matter less than our offline lives? Is there a difference anymore? And what about the times when real people do very unreal things, no internet required? Come join us for stories about real life, about the internet, and about the ways those places intersect or the way they don’t intersect at all. IRL TMI LOL.

Submission deadline: Sunday, May 1st
Submission guidelines: http://www.sosayweallonline.com/submissions/

VAMP Showcase: “In Real Life.”
Thursday, May 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: Minimum Wage is April 28th!

Our next VAMP showcase is coming up at the Whistle Stop Bar in South Park on Thursday, April 28th! The theme is Minimum Wage.

Cubicle dwellers, burger flippers, baristas. Maybe deep down inside you’ve always wanted to be a bike messenger. VAMP: Minimum Wage features stories about those jobs we took because we had to take a job, about being underpaid and overworked or maybe overpaid and underworked, and maybe that one time you did something a little seedy. Money doesn’t grow on trees.

Featuring:
Allison Gauss
Annmarie Houghtailing
Cecile Estelle
Esther Woodman
Ken Grimes
Patricia Dwyer
Seth Combs

Produced by Eber Lambert and Suzanne Hoyem

VAMP Showcase: “Minimum Wage.”
Thursday, April 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/

Southwestern College VAMP: Snap Judgment is April 27th

So Say We All and Southwestern College present:
Spring 2016 VAMP: Snap Judgment

Read more about our community college programs here.

It happens to us all. We find ourselves the target of a snap judgment based on how others perceive us: where we’re from, how we look or sound, what we wear, even how we style our hair. If we’re honest, we can think of times when we, despite our best intentions, have pigeonholed someone else. When have you found yourself being targeted by a stereotype? When have you caught yourself stereotyping someone else – even though you know better?

Featuring:
Talia Castellanos
Daniel Ceballos
Natasa Cordova
Lorise Diamond
Shereen Fahrai
Jeffrey Jimenez
Ruben Lam

Southwestern College Spring 2016 VAMP: Snap Judgment
Wednesday, April 27th at 7:00 PM
Field House Auditorium
Southwestern College
900 Otay Lakes Rd
Chula Vista, CA 91910
www.sosayweallonline.com

Mesa College VAMP: Borders

So Say We All is proud to partner with San Diego Mesa College to present their first VAMP showcase: Borders.

Please join us for a night of storytelling at Mesa College. The selected students spend nearly a month undergoing an intensive critique and coaching process. Their stories are brave and vulnerable portrayals of borders. Life is full of borders: emotional, political, geographic, sexual, cultural, family.

The students participating in this showcases were selected from a large field of student submissions, and then spent a month working intensively with faculty, So Say We All teaching artists, and their co-performers to bring their stories to the stage. They work so hard, and have such amazing stories to tell.

San Diego Mesa College VAMP: Borders
Spring 2016
April 21st at 7:00 PM
San Diego Mesa College, auditorium in room G102
FREE

VAMP: Sports! is Thursday March 24th

Some of us are better at sporting than others. Some of us are better at watching other people doing their sporting. And there’s just something vaguely naughty about dressing up in shiny, tight costumes and peacocking around for televised national enjoyment. Sports!

Come listen to stories about athletics going well for us and, of course, the times when our feats of supposed strength didn’t go so well.

**Note: March has 5 Thursdays this year, so this happens to not be the last Thursday of the month. Mark your calendars! Tell your friends!**

Featuring:
Chris Onderdonk
Dallas McLaughlin
Dick Cummins
Ed Farragut
Jennifer Stiff
Jessica Hilt
Maggie Thach
Skyler McCurine

Produced by Lauren Cusitello and Jonathan Hammond

VAMP Showcase: “Sports!”
Thursday, March 24th
8:30pm – 10:00pm
Whistle Stop Bar
2236 Fern St, San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 284-6784
$5 suggested donation
http://www.sosayweallonline.com/

invite your people to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1659848830928917/

Go team. Rah.

Attention Educators! Teaching storytelling?

Are you an educator interested in teaching storytelling or personal narrative writing, or are you looking to enrich your current curriculum with models of storytelling and live performance?

We’d like to invite you to some upcoming all-ages (though we cannot promise squeaky clean language!) performances through our partnerships with community colleges throughout San Diego. These are great opportunities to come and see live storytelling yourself, bring your teaching colleagues, and/or bring your students and classes!

The students participating in these showcases were selected from large fields of student submissions, and then spent a month working intensively with faculty, So Say We All teaching artists, and their co-performers to bring their stories to the stage. They work so hard, and have such amazing stories to tell.

If you are interested in having So Say We All work with you at your school or college, get in touch with us.

Here are our three community college shows:

 

MESA COLLEGE

MESA POSTER

Thursday, April 21st at 7:00 PM
San Diego Mesa College room G101
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/226440991034746/
Web event: http://www.sosayweallonline.com/event/mesa-college-vamp-borders/

SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE
Chula Vista

southwestern - snap judgment

Wednesday, April 27th at 7:00 PM
Southwestern College’s Field House Auditorium
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1246017782078528/
Web event: http://www.sosayweallonline.com/event/southwestern-college-vamp-snap-judgment/

CITY COLLEGE

city-face the music

Thursday, March 24th at 6:30 PM
San Diego City College Saville Theatre
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1092318790799058/
Web event: http://www.sosayweallonline.com/event/city-college-vamp-face-the-music/

Happy Seventh Anniversary, VAMP, you dirty little thing.

Happy 7th anniversary to So Say We All! To commemorate, we are having a special edition of our annual Valentine-antidote show: Dirty Talk. Seven years is a long time and we hope you still think we’re good in the sack, even though we leave our dishes in the sink.

We’ll tell you some sordid, raunchy stories. The dirtiest. About that seven year itch. Or maybe just that itch. Maybe even a little bit about love. Those of you who attended Dirty Talk a few years ago for the alarming and (admit it) delightful Beauty and the Beast piece: Jiavani is coming back and she has something very, very magical in store.

Featuring:
Adam Stone
Alicia Nord
Aries Hines
Esther Woodman
Jonathan Hammond
Lauren Becker
Nichole MacDonald
with very special guest Jiavani Linayao

Produced by: Jessica Hilt

invite your people: https://www.facebook.com/events/1670310969882267/

VAMP Showcase: “Dirty Talk: The Seven Year Itch.”
Thursday, February 25th
8:30pm – 10:00pm
Whistle Stop Bar
2236 Fern St, San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 284-6784
$5 suggested donation
http://www.sosayweallonline.com/

And a special treat for you: here’s a video Esther Woodman’s Dirty Talk story from last year, who will also be performing at this week’s show:

Long Story Short: Balls, Saturday 2/20

Long Story Short is our monthly improv storytelling night. 5 minute stories, no notes, and anyone can take the stage. “Balls!” is technically our tie-in with the next month’s VAMP: Sports! but we’re pretty sure you might have some, um, non-sports related stories for this theme. Balls, tell us all about ’em.

Sign up when you get there. Or halfway through the show. Or just come to listen!

So Say We All’s Long Story Short
Saturday, February 20th
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Ink Spot
San Diego Writers, Ink
2730 Historic Decatur Rd #202
(NTC at Liberty Station, Barracks 16, upstairs)
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 696-0363

This is an excellent opportunity to get your storytelling feet wet in a fun environment. It’s also an opportunity to flesh out a potential VAMP story on a similar theme to the upcoming submission deadline. The deadline for written story submissions for VAMP: Sports is Sunday, 2/28. So come tell your story, see how it rolls [lol sports analogy, we win], and maybe write it up and try out [lol sports] for VAMP?

Because balls.

Incoming and VAMP Contributor Tenley Lozano in O-Dark-Thirty

We are so proud to see Incoming and VAMP contributor Tenley Lozano‘s non-fiction work featured in the women-only issue of O-Dark-Thirty, O-Dark-Thirty is a publication of the Washington, D.C.-based Veteran’s Writing Project.

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[O-Dark-Thirty cover image by Magdalena Green]

From Tenley’s story:

I am not an average-sized man, but rather a short woman. The sail is luffing at my eye line, bulging out and snapping in the wind. BM1 barks orders to his crew of willing participants. The rain falls on my hands and is so cold that it stings. The metal handrail I’m grasping tightly chills my fingers and as I reach for a handful of sail, I realize that my fingers are already stiffening up. I flex them again and again, trying to restore blood flow. I can barely reach the sail and I realize that I’ll be useless while standing on the foot line. I check the clip on my harness, yanking it against the handrail and hearing the clink of metal against metal, the clip holding.

Taking a deep breath to steady my nerves, I pull with my arms on the handrail and reach for the sail on the forward side of 43 the beam, launching my body upward to lay my midsection over the cold painted metal as my feet lift off of the line and dangle one hundred feet over the deck of the ship. Christie turns to me with a look of horror, her dark curly hair flattened against her face on one side by the wind and rain. She is much taller, her long cross-country runner’s legs placed firmly where they’re supposed to be on the black rope.

Check out the full story, and the entire issue here.  Rock on, Tenley! We love her work and we fully expect to see stories from every slice of the Pacific Crest Trail as she hikes it with her VAMP-famous pup, Elu.

January’s VAMP: Face The Music Storytelling Showcase

It’s almost time for our first VAMP storytelling showcase of 2016!

face the music (idiom)
1. to be confronted with the unpleasantness of one’s actions
2. to turn towards the audience

Yeah. That. Face the facts, face the truth, face that fine music. Stay tuned (ba da bam) for our January VAMP Showcase: stories of our soundtracks and our truths.

Featuring:
Anastasia Zadeik
Becca Karpinski
Chris Onderdonk
Emily Burke
Lauren Cusick
Tenley Lozano
Vanessa Wilde

Co-producers: Suzanne Hoyem and Emily Price

VAMP Showcase: “Face The Music.”
Thursday, January 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/

Event page: http://www.sosayweallonline.com/event/vamp-face-the-music/

Let your friends know you’ll be there on our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1696253310608101/