Teller Application & Details
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About Tellabration
Tellabration is a hallmark event of the guild, comprised of its member storytellers.  It's purpose is to showcase great storytelling, promote the storytellers who tell the stories, and cultivate new members -- all to support our mission and vision.

Our Mission
 Patchwork promotes storytelling as a vibrant, contemporary art form, as well as a folk tradition, a way of celebrating life, and a tool for personal and social transformation.

Our Vision
Patchwork's vision is to enable storytellers a forum to make complex ideas plain and meaningful through the art of storytelling, to highlight that similarities outweigh differences among people and cultures, and to forge paths to informed and humane decision-making.

Tellabration will take place on Saturday, November 19 @ 2 PM at 
4014 Walnut Street 
University City, Philadelphia, PA.  

This event is a showcase for multiple tellers and timing is a consideration.  Stories should be kept between at about 10 minutes.   There is some flexibility, but please do not submit anything that exceeds 15 minutes.   If in doubt, don't do it or contact us.

(Space for a second optional story submission is provided for a second choice of story from applicants should there be stories that are too similar or don't complement the emerging overall theme of the program.)

Show Details:
Tellers are expected to arrive no later than 1:30 PM.

Other things worth noting:
  • Use of a stand microphone is mandatory.
  • The podium will be marked to ensure tellers are in the frame for recording purposes.
  • The event will be recorded and shared on various platforms, following the live event.                (If this is an issue, please make note for editing purposes.)
Each selected teller will receive a stipend of $100.

Please contact Denise McCormack with any questions or concerns.  609-807-8238.
We ask that tellers tell their best stories, the ones they love the most but that are new to our audiences.
If we are unfamiliar your work, we may ask for an audition via Zoom or similar or a video of your telling the story.
Timing is almost everything, and a mark of professionalism. It is important to be as precise as possible when listing your anticipated story time.   Again, no story over 15 minutes will be accepted.

First Name *
Last Name *
Phone *
Region/City & State *
Are you a member of Patchwork? *
Have you told stories for a Patchwork Tellabration or other event in the past?
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Please explain your experience in storytelling if you haven't participated with Patchwork in the past.
Title of Story
Story source or link
Please select the best category for your story. *
How would you describe your story? 
Please check all that apply regarding the ambience or emotional impact of your story.
Please provide an outline or bulleted summary of your story. *
Story timing (number of minutes to tell story)
Note. We anticipate a 1 minute leeway.
Please provide an outline or bulleted summary of your SECOND CHOICE story.
Please select the best category for your  SECOND CHOICE  story.
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How would you describe your story? 
Please check all that apply regarding the ambience or emotional impact of your SECOND CHOICE story.
Storyteller Information
Please provide the following:
30-Second Introduction *
Headshot link
Action shot link
Artist Bio or Statement  (type statement below or link to current information) *
Contact information to be included in  Patchwork's promotional material i.e. website, press release, etc.
Is there anything else that we should know?
Thank you!
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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