Palestinians, Live! Boston Storyteller Application
We are looking for storytellers to tell true and compelling stories live on stage at an evening of storytelling with Palestinians Podcast and the Boston Palestine Film Festival on January 28, 2018. The show, Palestinians, Live!, is hosted in partnership with Palestinians Podcast and will highlight Palestinian storytellers from the Boston area. If you have a story that you would like to tell, please apply using the form below.


Email address *
What is your name? (First and Last) *
What is your age? *
Do you identify as Palestinian? *
Are you local to the Boston area? *
What are you passionate about and why? (200-300 words) *
Why do you want to tell a story at Palestinians, Live? (200-300 words) *
Please describe any previous on-stage or public speaking experience. Include video links if available.
To complete your application, you must submit a 2-5 minute video pitch explaining your story concept. *
Guidelines for the selection process:
1. Preference will be given to applicants local to the Boston area. If not local, participants must commit to attending Palestinians, Live! on Sunday, January 28 at 5PM and 7:30PM at the Oberon Theater in Cambridge, MA.

2. If you are experiencing technical difficulties uploading your 2-5 minute video pitch (discussing the idea behind the story you want to tell on stage), send the file to Palestinians Podcast in addition to filling out the application form.

3. The storyteller must be available and amenable for virtual coaching, potential workshops, and available for rehearsals virtually and in person prior to the show.

4. The story the speaker tells must be true and compelling. Common themes include the struggle with/for Palestinian identity, life in the diaspora, family dynamics etc. Stories told on stage will be no longer than 8 minutes.

5. The organizers will be selecting stories based on emotional appeal (moving, insightful, funny, exciting, suspenseful etc.), relevance to the theme, wider audience appeal, and presentation skills. All decisions will be made by the organizers on which stories are featured in the live story telling event.

6. If we like your pitch, we will follow up with you for a more polished story draft and you will enter in the second phase of selection which includes an interview with Palestinians Podcast.

7. There is no guarantee that your pitch will be selected for the live story telling event. There is a possibility that you may be interviewed for a potential feature on the Palestinians Podcast. There is no guarantee that if you make a pitch, you will receive a feature on the podcast.

I have read and agree to the story selection process guidelines above. *
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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