The Dublin Story Slam is an open mic competitive storytelling night hosted monthly by comedian, author and broadcaster, Colm O’Regan.
In the past 4 years thousands of listeners have attended sold out nights in Dublin’s Sugar Club and listened to a monthly podcast to hear powerful, compelling and unforgettable stories told by ordinary Dubliners with extraordinary experiences.
Now, eight of these Story Slam winners from the last year will come together to share eight brand new stories and compete for the title of Grand Slam Champion 2018.
The theme for the evening is The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. It will feature remarkable personal true stories that celebrate the good, remember the bad and reflect on the uglier side of life.
Join us for a night like no other and lose yourself in the story.
Scroll down for a review of last year’s sold out show, pics as well as a video of the winning story from Daisy McCarthy.
The Dublin Story Grand Slam 2017
The Dublin Story Slam is all about celebrating extraordinary stories from ordinary Dubliners. For 4-7minutes, people from all walks of life get up and share intimate personal stories inspired by a different theme each month and at the end, a winner is chosen by Judges in the audience. These Story Slam Champions then go on to compete for the title of Grand Slam Champion. On December 3rd, at The Abbey Theatre 10 storytellers got up and shared brand new stories inspired by the theme, Lost & Found. With the night completely sold out, it was an unforgettable evening of compelling and emotional stories featuring winners from both The Moth Story Slam & The Dublin Story Slam. Having worked with the Story Tellers, it was amazing to see how everyone dug deep into their own personal lives to find a story inspired by our theme, Lost & Found. The evening included stories about getting lost in life, loosing your identity as well as loosing a friend. The winning story was from Daisy McCarthy whose passion for creating nearly costs her, her sanity before finding peace in an unlikely source. Daisy had this to say about her experience:
"The opportunity to be able to tell a story - and for me the particular story I told about my first year back in Ireland - has been nothing short of medicinal. When I came along in January for the first time, I had never been on stage other than as the chorus in the local panto, but the atmosphere that you and Colm created made me feel that maybe I could try to tell a story - the rush I felt after that first evening was amazing, but more than that, it gave me a confidence in my own life that has been immeasurable."
Daisy was the recipient of our custom made trophy and get's a VIP pass to the Story Slam for her & 3 friends for the next year. You can catch the full list of storytellers, photos from the night and a video of the winning story from Daisy below. Meanwhile our search for the next Grand Slam Champion 2018 continues. Video was shot and edited by the lovely Taller Stories & photos are by the wonderful Claire Jean Nash