comedy

The Truth is Funny

The Truth is Funny

When I first started telling stories on stage, I thought that what I was doing was doing stand-up comedy. I would perform on comedy nights, with other comedians, and people would laugh at what I said. But my material had a different rhythm to it. I wasn’t out there just to get a laugh every few seconds, I was sharing things from my life that I could now look back on and laugh at (and with). And the payoff for the audience — who would still laugh, repeatedly, along the way — was a complete story, that they could connect to, relate to, and feel joy from. 

A special blog post from TMAS Performer Cecilia Watson

A special blog post from TMAS Performer Cecilia Watson

Congratulations to frequent TMAS workshop participant and two-time Tell Me A Story performer Cecilia Watson on her First Person Arts StorySlam win. Read on for a first hand account of how Cecilia took a story that she workshopped in class and tried it out on stage.