In short, Lily Be is magic, voodoo and everything in between. Lily Be is life because storytelling saved her life. You can find out more about her on her dedicated page here.
CLARENCE - CO-HOST
Clarence Browley is an expert curmudgeon, and all around nerd. He is the co-host of, THE STOOP, with best friend Lily Be. (Psst, his Instagram feed is filled with cool photos. Follow him)
NATALIE - Community BUILDER
Natalie is The Stoop's awesome community builder. She's most likelythe first face our friends see as they enter Rosa's Lounge (Hey, Tony!). Wanna tell a story or learn more about our show? She's her to help. (Shhh. She's a bit internet shy)
ONICIA - Creative Project Manager
Created in the Dutch Caribbean. Onicia is a writer, performer, and The Stoop's Creative Project Manager. When Lily Be and Clarence think up a grand idea, she's the creative with type-A tendencies to execute the plan! (Psst, she built this website and manages the Facebook Page)
Storytelling is about survival and community. The Stoop is dedicated to helping foster communites through storytelling. We're always looking for volunteers and new storytellers - you don't have to be a professional anything!
Share a story
Every show begins with an open mic. Audience members are given 5 minutes to share a story on any topic of their choice. During this time, other members of your organization are also invited to share. Just show up early and share.
Want to be a feature? You'll get 7 – 10 minutes to tell an off-book (i.e. no notes or reading) story. Send us an email for a list of upcoming themes.
Getting on stage is scary, but we believe in empowering people to own their story. Lily Be is available to help you frame and workshop your piece. This can be done in person or via Skype in the weeks leading up to the show. First-time storytellers need anywhere from 15 to 90 minutes to find their voice/idea. Our audience is very supportive and our goal is to tell real – and not super stylized – stories.
Note: There's no open mic - only features in January (anniversary show) and November (Lily Be's birthday jam). There's and no show in December.
Raising funds for Umedic (October 2016)
The Stoop Internship Program
We accept applications on a rolling basis. College credit or enrollment is not required. We are interested in candidates who are passionate about sharing honest stories and community building. Note: we do not produce any shows in December and therefore do not require any interns.