At 8 p.m. on Monday, March 12, the storytelling collective Story Story Night will go naked. And by that we mean it will debut its first-ever late-night showcase that focuses on darker, provocative, scintillating subject matter. The new series will take place the second Monday of the month and is just for adults—or those whose age allows them to be called adults.
The hardest part about serendipitously taking the stage at a Story Story Night event is having to self-edit. The cosmopolitan audience invariably includes grandmotherly types and at least a handful of children. For those of us with potty mouths, or stories of lust, love or booze, it means restraining a story or omitting details. Fret not, sinners, for the folks behind the live storytelling phenomenon have created Story Story Late Night, with the inaugural program, Naked.
The program of provocative tales will be housed at the 21-and-older venue Visual Arts Collective in Garden City, where host Emma Arnold will take the stage to kick off the salacious evening. Featured musician Dan Costello will provide late-night atmosphere and will use his dulcet tones to cue storytellers that their time is up. Arnold will introduce a vessel from which names will be drawn to share their stories live, on-stage and without notes.
"This will highlight raw and real stories on an unblushing theme, live on stage, without notes or inhibitions. We want to set the stage for unfiltered, uninhibited and hilarious honesty," said Jessica Holmes, a pioneer behind Story Story Night.
Three more late-night events are planned in coming months, including one on Monday, May 14, that will feature Boise Weekly's own Josh Gross as host extraordinaire for Crime Stories.