ONE TABOO SHOWS IN LOS ANGELES THIS SUMMER:
JULY 17: TABOO TALES SHOWCASE SHOW
Six BRAVE writers signed up just 6 weeks ago to write their story with Taboo Tales and have vowed to tell it on stage in front of all of you, ready or not (but they’ll be ready– they’ve been working hard!)
Featuring Stories by:
Hosted by Corey Podell & Debbie Jhoon
$10 in advance (AVAILABLE RIGHT HERE).
$14 at the door (if available).
NEXT SHOW TBD!
Email us with questions or just to say hi at firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to tell your story on the taboo stage?
We would love to hear your story. But first, here are the ground rules for submitting to Taboo Tales.
We want to read your story. Everyone has one. In fact, everyone has a REALLY interesting one. Send yours to us and tell your story on our stage!
Stories must be taboo, which means you wouldn’t really ever talk about them at a dinner party. They can’t be drunk stories because most people love to talk about how drunk they got that one time. And… they can’t be about poo because everyone has a poo story they’ll pull out at a party. These stories have to be really taboo in order to tell society to fuck off for deciding that anything is taboo.
They must show your vulnerable side. And, like any perfect man, they must delve into your feelings. What was it like to grow up with an alcoholic dad? How did you feel after shooting that gang bang scene? How did you tell your brother you are gay? When did you realize you were addicted to meth? What is it like to be forty, single, and lonely?
These are things that everyone deals with in one way or another. And by bringing them forward on stage, you’re clearing the air and making people feel less alone. So, THANK YOU for sharing your story with us.
Most importantly, your story must be funny! Let’s laugh all together at how weird life is. We’d love a joke in each paragraph. Finding the humor in taboo shit is the key to happiness (right?).
How to submit:
- Please send us a Word Doc.
- 1500 words or less
- Even if it’s about suicide, it should have some humor to it.
- Send your piece to: email@example.com
Please note: Ours is a collaborative process. We will give you notes on your story, which is great because that means anyone can submit. Even if you’ve never written anything before, you can still get on stage with jokes we’ve all written together and make our audience vomit with laughter. If you’re a pro writer and totally in love with every single word on your page and unwilling to change anything, this process might not be for you.