Ex Fabula is celebrating its 15th Season by bringing brand-new storytelling programming to the Milwaukee area!

Ex Fabula’s StorySlams are live events featuring true, personal stories from community members. Some stories are told onstage, and others are UltraShorts written by audience members and read by the emcee. At each Slam, any attendee can throw their name in the hat for the chance to share a true, personal story on the night’s theme. Stories should be shared in 5 minutes or less and without any props or notes.

Season 15 is an important milestone for Ex Fabula! To celebrate, Ex Fabula brings a full calendar of public events, including 4 competitive StorySlams in 4 different neighborhoods, brand-new programs like a collaboration with HYFIN that centers Black and Brown voices, and classic Ex Fabula events like the All Ages StorySlam. Every competitive StorySlam will have an hour-long pre-Slam workshop at 5:15 pm where storytellers can practice with each other.

For Fall 2023, event dates, themes, and locations are:

• Tues. Sept. 19th @ 7pm / StorySlam: Awkward / Sugar Maple

• Sat. Sept. 30th @ 1pm / All Ages StorySlam: Best Day Ever / Interchange Theater

• Thurs. Oct. 12th @ 7pm / StorySlam: Fear / Dandy

• Fri. Oct. 20th @ 7pm / AfterDark: For the Culture / Radio Milwaukee

• Thurs. Nov. 2nd @ 7pm / StorySlam: Oops, I Did it Again / Turning Tables Tavern & Eatery

• Tues. Dec. 19th @ 7pm / StorySlam: ‘Good’ Music / Arts@Large

StorySlam tickets are only $12 in advance and $15 at the door! Reserve tickets at www.exfabula.org/tickets. Want to attend multiple events or bring friends? Check out Ex Fabula membership at www.exfabula.org/member.

As part of Ex Fabula’s commitment to equity and access, a limited number of free “pay it forward” tickets will be available online for individuals who could otherwise not afford to attend. We invite the community to support this practice by purchasing “pay it forward” tickets or becoming Ex Fabula members.

Ex Fabula strives to meet the needs of each attendee. If you need an accommodation at an event, please reach out to [email protected] or call 414-530-3503. In the past, Ex Fabula has provided ASL interpretation, transportation stipends for individuals with disabilities, braille materials, sighted guides, reserved seating, and more!

Ex Fabula, which is Latin for “from stories”, is a nonprofit that connects Milwaukee through real stories. Our vision is a radically inclusive community that honors the dignity of all people, so we leverage personal stories to help community members grow, connect, and heal. Programs include a season of public StorySlams and workshops, collaborations with businesses and nonprofits, and media partnerships including “Real Stories MKE” radio show and podcast. Since 2009, Ex Fabula has brought over 1600 stories to stages in Greater Milwaukee. More information: www.exfabula.org

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