A British stand up comedian, musician and writer living in Nijmegen. See more at stevenmorgan.wales
Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one
Storytelling is an art of its own, different to stand-up comedy, though the core elements have striking similarities. The purpose isn't to amuse an audience like a dancing monkey, but rather to take them on a journey they've never been on before and give an insight into a person's experience that you wouldn't otherwise get.
So, What's Your Story? presents everyday people who you wouldn't give a second glance to in the street revealing things about themselves that made them who they are today. In a time when xenophobia is on the rise, it's more important than ever to take the time to understand our fellow person and what makes them who they are.
So, What's Your Story? takes people from all walks of life and gives them a platform to talk openly with the room's undivided attention. It allows a bond between audience and performer that other mediums don't cater for; an empathetic trust where new ideas can disrupt preconceived notions, whether positively or negatively, but always within the human experience.
With fifteen successful shows under their belt already, the show goes from strength to strength incorporating visual and audio elements into the stories to add to the ambience curated by the storyteller. With an offshoot starting in New York this August, it's no wonder many call it Brisbane's finest storytelling night.
For their sixteenth show, they've booked in another smorgasbord of interesting individuals, including an author with cerebral palsy who has interviewed The Pope, a British comedian who's been threatened with legal action by a middlingly successful band and a self-aware hedonist.
It's sure to be an emotional roller coaster that gives the population of Brisbane that lucky opportunity to capture the magic that makes podcasts like The Moth, Risk! and Mortified! so popular.