Voices from around the world sharing in an open-mic storytelling format.
We were so excited about the our Portuguese edition theme that we decided to repeat it for our English edition. The theme for April is “Lies.” Interpret the theme freely.
Give us the range. Maybe it is about telling a lie to clients in order to close a big deal, or lying to your therapist until it all came out amidst tears, or dealing with your boss the pathological liar. Tell us about those times when the truth was obscured.
We will hold our event at Fábrica Braço de Prata, an enormous multi-roomed centro cultural in Marvila that hosts everything from salsa bands to intimate piano concerts to philosophical comedy. To accommodate everyone, we will be in the outdoor tent right inside the gate to Fábrica Braço de Prata. The tent has ample space but as our crowd keeps growing, we could run out of seats. Feel free to bring yoga mats or cushions to sit on the floor and get snuggly as we listen to amazing storytellers.
Storytelling Lisboa is a completely free event run by volunteers. We welcome everyone to get on stage! Absolutely no experience is necessary. We only ask that stories be true and personal and that they are performed as opposed to read—and they should be stories instead of philosophical musings or motivational speeches.
The content is completely at the discretion of the storyteller as long as it is related in the monthly theme and respectful to the diversity and experiences of all humans.
Anyone can sign up to tell a story any month, but due to increased interest, priority goes to first timers.
For help on crafting the story for the stage, check out https://themoth.org/share-your-story/storytelling-tips-tricks
Interested in sharing a story? Reach out to us by DM on Instagram / FB page: @storytellinglisboa. We will send you back a short form to confirm the rules with a few links of examples of great storytelling, and we will request a one sentence summary of your story. Everyone is welcome!