Get ready for another round of personal stories told live! Each show has a theme and the storytellers explore and interpret it through their own unique stories. Our tellers are selected to reflect diverse voices from various backgrounds. We sometimes also invite one or two audience members to come on stage during the show to share their stories.
All speakers have 7min to tell their stories. Don’t miss out on this one of a kind event described as a cross between documentary and theater, creating an intimate and often enlightening experience for the audience and tellers.
When: 20th of September, 20:00
This special [fjúžn] edition of Bratislava True Stories which tackles the theme of "identities" is in cooperation with the 14. ročník festivalu [fjúžn] (14th [fjúžn] Festival) organized by the Nadácia Milana Šimečku (Milan Šimečka Foundation).
In line with the theme, we want to showcase life stories that are diverse, unusual, daring and unknown. We want our storytellers to share their true stories that reflect and touch on the significance of identity.
Expect to hear personal stories about discovering and losing one's identity, personal growth, redemption, changes, conflicts, confusion, being accepted, being an outsider, being labeled, feeling uncertainties, and the ever challenging questions of who we are and why we think we are who we are.
It's going to be one unforgettable evening of ordinary people, telling extraordinary stories.
Our stellar line-up of international storytellers:
1. Nastaran A Motlagh - Iran
2. Robert Srnka - Slovakia
3. Mitch Leffler - USA
4. Anca Mo Dragu - Romania
5. Magdalena Adrover Gayá - Spain
6. Veronika Blum - Germany
7. Zuzana Palovic - Slovakia
8. Bogdan Diaconu - Moldova
9. Sofía Amorortu - Argentina
10. Shimpy Kumari - India
11. Patricia Munteanu - Moldova
Hon Chong - Malaysia
DOORS OPEN AT 7:00 PM
SHOW BEGINS AT 8:00PM
Venue Partner: SATORI STAGE
About Story Nights:
We're a nonprofit storytelling club and live event series dedicated to inspiring, healing, transforming and entertaining people through the art of live storytelling. From our humble beginning in October 2015 in Bratislava, we now organize live storytelling events in Bratislava, Vienna, Budapest, Chandigarh, Manila and Cebu! We are proud to be part of the non-profit ISAC - International Society for Arts and Culture.
About [fjúžn] festival:
The 14th [fjúžn] festival will take place in Bratislava from 13.9.2019 to 20.9.2019. This year’s theme, Identities, will be explored and reflected through exhibitions, discussions, concerts, performances, community events and activities for all ages. The festival strives to connect people of various cultures and promote awareness of new minorities in Slovakia, as well as topics on migration and multiculturalism.
Q: What type of stories can I tell/ hear?
A: We want people to share real life stories about their lives – and every event has a different theme but the most important thing is it must be your own real story. This is NOT an event for debates, political speeches, philosophical musings and religious sermons. We also do not tolerate offensive, hateful and objectifying talks.
Q: I have a really good story to share which is relevant to this theme.
A: Great! Please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with a short description of your story. If there's enough time, we'll give you 7min to tell your story.
Q: Are the stories in English?
Q: Can I come and just listen to others’ stories?
A: Yes, definitely!