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San Miguel Storytelling Festival Auditions

san miguel storytellersRemote Auditions (skype): September 3

Spanish Auditions: September 10

English Auditions: October 7 and 8

The Third Annual San Miguel Storytelling Festival is right around the corner and the search is on for the best storytellers to compete in the annual competition! Storytellers from San Miguel de Allende and abroad will have a chance to wow audiences and even walk away with a cash prize during the two-day competition on October 13 and 14.

Auditions will be held in the Sala Literaria in Bellas Artes on September 10 (Spanish) and October 7 and 8 (English). The rules for auditioning are simple. Your story should be three to seven minutes in length and it should be recited from memory. All stories must be true or based on a true story.

Storytellers who wish to audition remotely may do a Skype audition on September 3, beginning at 10:30 AM. To make an English audition appointment (live or Skype) please contact Sharyn Bates at or 152-6515. To set up a Spanish audition appointment, email Laura Duenas at

The San Miguel Storytellers will also be offering a Spanish language workshop onSeptember 2-3, as well as an English workshop on September 30-October 1. The Storytelling Workshop is a wonderful opportunity to hone your craft. Learn everything from creating a story to performing it on stage in this hands-on workshop.

Laura Duenas and Paola Baño, two fabulous storytellers, teachers, and consultants, will teach the Spanish workshop. The English workshop will be led by five experienced storyteller/actor/directors, BC May, Maggie Bunce, Nathan Feuerberg, Stephanie Medlock, and Kate Rowland. Each workshop is nine hours long, spread across two days and includes post workshop rehearsal time with instructors. Participation in the workshop is NOT required to audition to compete in the Festival.

So what are you waiting for? Get your story ready for the Third Annual San Miguel Storytelling Festival.

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