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Dennis Boyne has led two lives for the past thirty years. On the Corporate side, Dennis is a former District Manager for AT&T and is presently a consultant in computer applications for Legacy Solutions. He serves on two boards, Public Policy for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and ProJeCt of Easton. He is a former board member of the Chamber’s Small Business Council and WDIY radio. Dennis’ second life is one of show business and entertainment. He is the past artistic director of Philemon Productions in New Jersey and was part owner and Creative Consultant for New Jersey Public Theater in Cranford, NJ. He has acted, produced or directed over seventy productions. He won the New York Daily News Drama Critic Award, New Jersey Edition for his portrayal of Marat in the play Marat/Sade. Lately Dennis was a member of the improv group Improvolution in New York and has studied Storytelling with John Flynn of Upright Citizens Brigade also in New York. He continues to work with improvisation groups and storyslams. He has appeared in Scranton Storyslam and West Chester Storyslam as well as the storyslam at the Gotham nightclub in New York. Dennis has written plays including Spirit, Christmas Eve, Advent and The Key to the Sword and Stone. He is presently in the process of writing his first children’s story called Jake at Church. Dennis lives with his wife Nancy in Easton, Pa and Elk Mountain.

Our Story Slam Summer Program

While the slam takes a break from our normal events, we are proud to announce three events for the summer well worth seeing.

June 20th brings us our first Spanish Speaking Story Slam.  We are partnering with two Spanish groups to present an evening of Latin fun.  Price is $10.00 and all proceeds go to charity.

July 11 will be a story discussion of what it means to be Irish as told by Irish people on both sides of the ocean.  The stories and discussion will be a brief history of the past and the promise of new understanding that was started with the “Good Friday Peace Treaty” Price is free.

August 15 will be a veteran’s story slam.  Stories will be shared by both men and women veterans.  Price is $10 but all proceeds with go to the veteran’s association.

The beauty of such evenings and of storytelling itself is that the author is also part of the audience and more importantly the audience becomes part of the author.  It embraces the things we have in common and transcends all differences such as age, politics, race and sex.  It can even begin friendships.

This a fun night of stories for the audience, told by folks like you.   We are happy to celebrate three years in the Lehigh Valley.

May 16 Will be a Very Special Time

We will be celebrating our third anniversary in a very special way.  When we look back, we have shared close to 450 stories, a lot of touching moments and a lot of laughter.

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To celebrate, we will have an “unplugged” version of sharing stories.  Rather that using the usual performance venue we plan to sit around and reflect on stories that are near and dear to us.  In addition, we will have a “mini-slam” which will include students from Moravian Academy doin their best and telling their stories.

We also want to inform everyone that the price is free for this event.  We will also share what we are planning for June, July and August.  Please come and be part of the family.

 

Our April Story Slam is April 25th.

Dare I Say that Spring is here?

After a crazy winter, I think it is safe to say that spring has finally arrived.  What better way to celebrate this season than to come to this month’s story slam that has the theme “Spring”.

The slam happens tomorrow night at 7:00pm at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street in Bethlehem.

It is my hope that you come, tell a story or just enjoy the night with other talented folks.  Please come and be part of the fun.

One more thing.  Lehigh Valley Story Slam is sponsoring our first Tri-High School Story Slam with Nazareth High School, Moravian Academy and the Charter Arts school competing for the coveted first place and school trophy.

The event will take place at Moravian Academy Thursday, May 3rd at 7:00 pm.  Admission is free.  Come and be part of the fun.  Here is a video about the event.  https://youtu.be/DqlL1hcvYlY

Sincerely
Dennis Boyne
Executive Director