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theVOM: Esperanza Community Story Slam

  • Las Cazuelas 114 French Street New Brunswick, NJ, 08901 United States (map)

FREE EVENT! Please join us as we celebrate the unveiling of a new mural designed by the Esperanza Neighborhood, created by Ingrid Morales with support from the New Brunswick High School Art Honor Society. The event will include food, music, and a community story slam, guest hosted by Carolina Moratti with Dusty Ballard and John Keller.

Esperanza Community Story Slam
Theme: HOME

Let us know if you plan on telling a story by commenting on the event, or using the form here:

Where did you come from? How did you get here? What was your journey from your past to your present? Renting a house, building communities, upholding your culture, or navigating language. 
Come and share your stories of HOME.

Family recipes, finding chosen family, or feeling home away from home. We want to hear about the challenges you faced to get here and the struggles you face everyday to build a home. 

Come prepared to tell your story on stage, unscripted without notes. A personal, true story, that happened to you where you are the central character. Though we love fiction, we're interested in the truth. Your truth. Spill all of the details.

Stories must be within a 4-to-8-minute time frame.

Tell ONE story with a beginning middle and end containing a series of events that grow to a climax. Though we love stand up comedy, this is not a stand up set. We're only interested in the thoughts, feelings, and emotions you experienced through this ONE story from your life that you've prepared.

Next Slams at Pino's in Highland Park:
Thursday, September 14 at 7pm
GRAND SLAM: Thursday, December 7 at 7pm

Pictured: Sketch of Mural by Ingrid Morales