What is Long Story Short?

Long Story Short is not just a storytelling event. It’s an opportunity to share the funniest moments life brings us, the deepest human emotions, and the strangest day of your life with complete strangers. This bare-bones storytelling series, hosted by Beth LaMontagne Hall, is free of pretense and over-rehearsed monologues. The show throws a mix of professional writers, performers, and average folks who have no public speaking experience whatsoever on stage with just a mic and a spotlight to tell a personal story based on that show’s theme. What makes Long Story Short unique is the off-the-cuff feel many of the stories have, including each show’s one open mic slot. A brave volunteer from the audience is selected at random and must take the stage in a moment’s notice to open the second half, — not even the host knows what’s going to happen.

If you love live, Moth-style storytelling by real people, come join us. Long Story Short is held quarterly at 3S Artspace.

2019 Storytelling Shows and Events

Dec 11 - Planes, Trains and Automobiles

2020 Storytelling Shows and Events

March 11 - Denial

June 10 - With Friends Like These

Sept 16 - Never Have I Ever

Dec 9 - It’s All Relative

Check back here for updated events throughout the year. 


Connect with Long Story Short

You can find more about events and ticket information on our Facebook page or at 3sarts.org


Want to tell a story?

If you are interested in performing at an upcoming Long Story Short event, or want to know more about the event, please fill out the form below.

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Please provide a link to your website, a clip or other online writing sample.
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