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Inaugural Story Shuffle: Beginnings

Posted: June 10th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Story Shuffle News | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

At the end of last month, on Saturday, May 29, we held the first Story Shuffle.

The theme was beginnings.

Listen to pieces here.

Lessons learned:

  • Have everyone pick a card. Its numerical value will dictate order — nothing funkier — and track order that way.
  • Give an earlier arrival time and push the shuffle back later
  • Get that audio recorder nearer, with less unrelated feedback — cell phones distant, fans pointed elsewhere — but encourage the laughs, audience response and natural noise.

One Comment on “Inaugural Story Shuffle: Beginnings”

  1. 1 airwin said at 10:00 am on June 10th, 2010:

    I second encouraging audience participation during others’ stories — that should be considered part of your performance for the evening. Will make the recordings that much better.