Story Club Minneapolis March

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Rather than marching, Story Club strolls (lopes, darts, saunters, and dances) back to the Bryant Lake Bowl on Thursday, March 24th! And we are delighted to feature performance artists Loren Niemi and Kevin "Kaoz" Moore!

Loren Niemi has not forgotten that he told his first formal story in First Grade to the disapproval of Sister Gemma and is glad to have been at it more or less nonstop since then. Contact him - 651-271-6349 / niemistory@aol.com for coaching, directing or your own performance of his philosophical biased and emotionally nuanced stories.

Kevin Lanier Moore (Kaoz) is a native Clevelander, award winning writer, actor, spoken word artist and educator. He began his artistic career appearing in countless plays, and has performed supporting roles in two independent films and represented Cleveland in National Poetry Slams twice. Kaoz has shared stages with major label acts such as Dead Prez, Mos Def, MIMS, Syleena Johnson and Brandy Norwood and has emceed in Ohio, D.C., Dallas, Boston, New York, Florida, Chicago, Detroit, and Toronto, ON. Next Kaoz returned to hip hop, being open about his sexuality and released The Tyler Durden EP (Experience) & The Tyler Durden Mixtape (2010)

Kaoz executive produced and co-wrote Kaoz Presents: Real Talk MPLS - which tackles HIV/STI prevention, stigma and homophobia (2011). He released EnterSextions (February 2013). He has also been a featured at Queertopia: a GLBT Cabaret at Intermedia Arts. As part of the Hip Hop Against Homophobia (HHAH) collective he’s performed at many high schools and universities. Kaoz is also co-creator and lead writer for AKA:Fathers/Sons community theater piece produced by Bedlam Theater (summer 2014) Kaoz has been recognized for his work in GLBT communities of color receiving the Harold PhilPot Youth Leadership Award from National AIDS Education & Services for minoorities for his groundbreaking work with Young Men who have sex with men of color. Kaoz recently completed BlackEsque: QueErotica Tour: a 9 city tour spanning South West and West Coast cities. He dropped his new album “The End is Beginning” in June 2015.

As always, Story Club features both an open mic segment and a curated selection of stories from invited performers. Our stage showcases stories, like a slam, but with a more welcoming structure - no judges, no scores.

Story Club Minneapolis is spearheaded by hosts Jamie Amy Ann and Sam Ferree. Before each show, the host, whoever it may be, invites audience members to sign up for a raffle for one of four open mic slots. The show itself is the perfect mix of spontaneity with live theater thrills. Come and excite your ears!
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