Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ex Fabula

What? There really is forensics for adults? YES! It's called Ex Fabula- a series of true-storytelling events. Last night it was held at Stonefly in Riverwest. Real people (real people, just like you and me!) come prepared, put their names in a hat, and a few are chosen at random to get up on stage to tell their own true story using the night's chosen theme as a guide, however loosely.

I have to admit, I was a little nervous to be in the audience. Would it be anything like the poetry slams they used to have at Y-Not II back in the '90's? (No, thank heavens.) Would any of the storytellers be unrelentingly boring? (No.) Would it be painfully hip? (No!) It was awesome. The proctors or whatever you call them- the people in charge- run a pretty tight ship.

The next Ex Fabula event will be held on Friday, May 14th, in the decadent splendor of the Turner Hall Ballroom.


Megan McGee said...

Hey, this is Megan, one of the Ex Fabula founders. Wow, it's wonderful to read your positive feedback about the event!

See you at Turner Hall (come say hi!), and with luck maybe we'll see you on stage this summer. We're planning some low key "Guerrilla Story Slams" that will be more informal and very lightly advertised.

The River Otter said...

Sounds great! I am kicking myself for missing the Picha Kucha a couple weeks ago.