THE BEAR (formerly ‘Meeet & Tell’) storytelling season begun last Friday spinning stories under the heading Back to School. Tellers told of lesson learned the hard way: Hooded and ear-muffed Tom Kent got hit by a tram in Prague, Ewa Czech was Cinderella in Cinderella, Juliet in Romeo & Juliet, and guess who in Mary Poppins – for all the wrong reasons. Sebastian Wende learned from the people who didn’t believe in him, Prateek Bhurkay’s empty bank account spurred him on to new wisdom.
First-time storyteller Alexander Wragge got a little secret printed in the school newspaper, that everyone saw except the responsible teacher.
Audience members took the microphone in the second half. We laughed a lot and connected to each other’s stories: learning how to drive when you are pregnant with twins, finding out your mother is cutting the mold from the moldy cheese before she gives it to you, the revelations of an acid trip, to name just a few.
All around talent Rahel Kraska is a combined singer, illustrator, video artist, video & music producer in one. She filled the theater with energy and “Lust” and musically-weaved the stories to a finale with the audience clapping and singing: “Ber – lin”.
Our next storytelling evening is on Friday, October 21 and the Theme is MONEY. Personal stories in 5 minutes told without notes about those little slips of paper that make the world go around:
Tell of cheapskates and big spenders, misers or millionaires. Pawn shops, spending sprees, eBay deals, and piggy bank funds. Selling your blood or buying a round for the whole bar.
Impressions from September Storytelling Evening (photos: Johannes Sylvester Fluhr)
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