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The Skin I’m In – August 26, 2017 – 7:30 P.M.

All Y'all Live – The Skin I'm In
Is your body ready? The 12th All Y’all live storytelling event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 26.

The 12th All Y’all live storytelling event, “The Skin I’m In”, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26 at the historic Woman’s Department Club of Shreveport. The event will feature six true tales of the human body, the search for identity, and what happens when the world gets under our skin. Admission is $15 and advance ticket purchase is recommended. Purchase tickets here. A high-quality cash bar will be provided by Wine Country Bistro and live musical interludes will be performed by Highland-based electronic musician Nate Treme.

Storytellers for “The Skin I’m In” include Anwar Fikri, Coleen McKechnie, Kyle Denton, Roxann Johnson and Dr. Navdeep Samra. One or two more storytellers may be announced prior to the show – follow the official Facebook event for more updates

Like all All Y’all live events, “The Skin I’m In” is made possible with the incredible support of our presenting sponsor, Holiday Lanes, as well as additional support from Maccentric and Williams Creative Group. Please consider supporting these businesses, which have proven time and again that they care deeply about their community.  

RSVP to the Facebook event for “The Skin I’m In.”

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All Y’all live storytelling events are recommended for mature audiences.

I Just Work Here – April 1, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.

The 11th All Y’all live storytelling event, “I Just Work Here”, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Apr. 1 at the historic Woman’s Department Club of Shreveport. The event will feature six true tales of working for a living, living to work and the misadventures and magic that can transpire while you’re “on the clock.” Storytellers will include Ashlie Daigle, Julian Gutierrez, Pam Brown, Amy Lynn Treme, Luther Cox and Julie Gustafson. Admission is $15 and tickets are available now. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. A cash bar will be provided by Wine Country Bistro and live musical interludes will be performed by Nate Treme. Purchase tickets here.

RSVP to the Facebook event for “I Just Work Here” – and please consider inviting your friends! It helps us more than you know.

This live storytelling event, like all All Y’all events and podcasts, is made possible by our title sponsor Holiday Lanes. This event is also made possible by the generous support of live event sponsors Maccentric and Williams Creative Group.

All Y’all live storytelling events are recommended for mature audiences.

Haunted – November 12, 2016 – 7:30 PM

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Save the date! The 10th All Y’all live storytelling event, “Haunted,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12 at Remington Suite Hotel & Spa in downtown Shreveport. The evening will feature six true tales of haunted spaces, otherworldly encounters and things that follow us. Confirmed storytellers to date include Cristal Wilcox, Clay Walker, Christopher Louis Wilson, Steven Abney, Phillip Bowman and Kathryn Usher. Admission is $15 and all proceeds will be donated to the Louisiana Association for the Blind in the form of All Y’alls annual Fidnto Award. There will be live musical interludes by Highland-based electronic musician Nate Treme and a cash bar will be available. Tickets are currently on sale.

This live storytelling event, like all All Y’all events and podcast episodes, is made possible by the generous support of our presenting sponsor, Holiday Lanes. Additional live event sponsors include Williams Creative Group and Maccentric. This event would not be possible without the generous support of Remington Suite Hotel & Spa.

If you have a great, true story that would fit the theme of “Haunted,” please call our storyteller hotline at (318) 582-0665 and give us an idea of what your story is about. Also, you can message us through our Facebook page and we’ll follow up as soon as we can!

RSVP to the Facebook event for “Haunted.”

Thank you for supporting live storytelling in Shreveport and Bossier City!

 

Momma and Daddy: Daniel Ukpabi, “This Is America”

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Storyteller Daniel Ukpabi shared the story of his journey to America at All Y’all Live: “Momma and Daddy” on March 12, 2016.

We first met Daniel Ukpabi on an unseasonably cold October morning at Shreveport Farmers’ Market, where he was ladling out steaming bowls of spicy Nigerian stew and telling anyone who’d stop to listen about his fledgling not-for-profit organization, The Pacemakers. At the time, we were just beginning to plan All Y’all Live: “Momma and Daddy,” and we walked away thinking: “Wouldn’t it be great if he had a story about his parents?”

It turns out, he did. Daniel took the stage on Saturday, March 12 at Bossier Arts Council’s East Bank Theatre and charmed the crowd with memories of his youth in Nigeria, a bumpy road to America and a father who wouldn’t give up.

All Y’all Live: “I Fought the Law” Update

The next All Y’all Live storytelling event, “I Fought the Law,” will be held on Saturday, July 16 at Anderson Auditorium on the campus of Centenary College of Louisiana. We’ve begun to announce storytellers in the Facebook event and tickets are available for purchase. The evening will include live musical interludes by Highland-based musician Nate Treme, a cash bar by Wine Country Bistro and six riveting true stories told live without notes.

Please Support Our Sponsors

The 2016 season of All Y’all live events and podcasts is made possible by our season sponsor, Holiday Lanes. Holiday Lanes has a special program called Laney’s Club that offers a staggering $1,530 worth of free bowling for kids ages 18 and under! Sign up for Laney’s Club here or tell a friend about it.

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The show can’t go on until Chris has eaten a TABASCO brownie…or four. Thanks, Judy.

The All Y’all podcast is also sponsored by Williams Creative Group, as well as Maccentric, Rhino Coffee, Shreveport Magazine and Twisted Root Burger Company. Please consider supporting these community-minded businesses when you’re out and about.

Thanks for the Brownies, Judy!

If you’ve ever been to an All Y’all live event, chances are good that you’ve eaten a TABASCO-spiked brownie during intermission. Those brownies are baked and donated by All Y’all mentor and supporter Judy Williams, who shows up with two heaping trays of the spicy treats before each and every show. Thank you, Judy!

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I Fought The Law – July 16, 2016 – 7:30 PM

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The ninth All Y’all live storytelling event, “I Fought the Law,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 16 in Anderson Auditorium (located in the Hurley Music Building) on the campus of Centenary College of Louisiana. The evening will feature six tales of civil disobedience, protest, questionable decision making, crime and struggles for justice. Tickets are $15 each and may be purchased here. Doors will open at 7 p.m. A cash bar (with plenty of local beer!) will be provided by Wine Country Bistro and live musical accompaniment will be performed by Highland-based electronic musician Nate Treme.    

“I Fought the Law” is made possible by the incredible support of All Y’all Title Sponsor Holiday Lanes. Additional partner businesses include Williams Creative Group, Maccentric, Shreveport Magazine, Rhino Coffee and Twisted Root Burger Company.

All Y’all live storytelling events feature true stories told live on stage without notes. Some stories may contain adult references or strong language. All Y’all events are recommended for mature audiences.

All Y’all Live – Momma and Daddy – March 11 & 12, 2016 – 7:30 PM

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The seventh and eighth All Y’all live storytelling events, “Momma & Daddy,” will be the first-ever multi-night All Y’all event, March 11-12, 2016 at East Bank Theatre in Bossier City. “Momma,” an evening of stories about moms, motherhood and more, will be held on Friday, March 11. “Daddy,” featuring stories from, to and about fathers and fatherhood, will be held on Saturday, March 12.

Both shows will begin at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased here. Storytellers for the “Momma”-themed event on March 11 include Kathy Melancon, Angela Doe, Lido Villaseñor and more. Storytellers for the “Daddy”-themed event on March 12 include Will McGrew, Laura Crawford, Daniel Ukpabi, Luke McClung, Michael Chisum and more. There will be live musical interludes, vegetarian snacks at intermission prepared by Libby Patterson Smith of gogreenly and a cash bar serving wine and Great Raft Brewing products. Momma & Daddy” are presented in partnership with the wonderful folks at the Bossier Arts Council.

All Y’all live storytelling events feature true stories told live on stage without notes. Some stories may contain adult references or strong language. All Y’all events are recommended for mature audiences.

“Momma” and “Daddy,” like every live All Y’all event, are made possible by title sponsor Holiday Lanes. Additional sponsors include Maccentric, Shreveport Magazine, Rhino Coffee and Twisted Root Burger Company.

All Y’all Live – OMG – August 28, 2015 – 7PM

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The sixth All Y’all live storytelling event, “OMG,” will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 28 in the chapel at Sainte Terre located at 190 Nickel Lane in Benton, about a 20-minute drive from downtown Shreveport. A cash bar will be provided. Food options are in the works. Live music will be performed by confirmed bluesman Buddy Flett beginning at 6:30 p.m. and at intermission.

“OMG” will feature stories of personal encounters with faith, finding and losing God, and eye-opening encounters with the incomprehensible.

Pre-sales for All Y’all Live: OMG are now closed. We will have approximately 20 tickets available for sale at Sainte Terre, beginning at 6:30PM.

The evening will feature true stories told live and without notes. All Y’all live storytelling events are recommended for mature audiences.

“OMG,” and every live All Y’all event and podcast in 2015, is presented by title sponsor Holiday Lanes. Additional live event sponsors for “OMG” are Maccentric, John E. Settle, Jr. – Attorney at Law and SandysDance Center. Additional support for “OMG” is being provided by Sainte Terre. All proceeds from this special fundraiser edition of All Y’all will be donated to The Renzi Education and Art Center.

All Y’all Live – Brush With Fame – June 6, 2015 – 7PM

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The fifth All Y’all live storytelling event, “Brush with Fame,” will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 6 at The Shreveport Little Theatre. “Brush with Fame,” and every live All Y’all event and podcast in 2015, is presented by title sponsor Holiday Lanes. The Shreveport Little Theatre is located at 812 Margaret Place in Shreveport.

Join storytellers and All Y’all fans for a cocktail hour at 6 p.m. in the lobby of the theater. There will be a special round of celebrity bingo, with prizes from Sweet Tee Shreveport. A cash bar will be provided through intermission by Wine Country Bistro.

“Brush with Fame” will feature stories of chance encounters, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and larger-than-life individuals – all told, appropriately, in 15-minute intervals. Additional support for “Brush with Fame” is being provided by the good folks at The Shreveport Little Theatre.

Tickets are $10 each and advance ticket purchase is recommended. The program is expected to run two hours and an intermission is scheduled. Tickets may be purchased now at: www.allyallblog.com/tickets

The evening will feature true stories told live and without notes. All Y’all live storytelling events are recommended for mature audiences.

All Y’all Live – Ladies Night – March 14, 2015 – 7:00 PM

The fourth All Y’all Live storytelling event, “Ladies Night,” will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 14 at the beautiful and historic Women’s Department Club theater. The Women’s Department Club is located at 802 Margaret Place in Shreveport. March is Women’s History Month in the United States, and all stories told during this installment of All Y’all Live will be told by or about women. Tickets are $10 each and advance ticket purchase is recommended. The program is expected to run two hours and a brief intermission is scheduled.

Parking is located across the street on Margaret Place or at the nearby Spine Institute on Line Avenue.

The evening will feature true stories, told live and without notes, from the lives and adventures of unforgettable women. Please note that, due to the intensely personal nature of the evening, some strong language and adult references may be used.

 

Under the Influence: John Durbin, “From the Ground Up”

Storyteller John Durbin, as a skateboarding teen Texas. Photo courtesy of John.
Storyteller John Durbin, as a skateboarding teen Texas. Photo courtesy of John.

I can’t remember the last time that I made a New Year’s resolution, but I imagine that it had to do with something trivial. Maybe I resolved to lose a few pounds, to spend more time reading or to save more money. The bar is usually set pretty low for me when it comes to New Year’s resolutions. But other kinds of resolutions – the promises that you make to yourself in the middle of the night, the real, quiet struggles that few others know about – those are the tough ones.

John Durbin’s story, “From the Ground Up,” involves the highest of stakes. John is an animator at Moonbot Studios in Shreveport, La. He makes a passing reference to “holding an Oscar” in this story – that is a reference to the fact that the studio’s first short film, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, won the Academy Award in 2012.

John’s story was recorded at our September 2014 live storytelling event, “All Y’all: Under the Influence.” His tale is one of overcoming not only drug addiction but also the cumulative weight of one’s mistake-ridden past. It is a funny, heartbreaking and inspiring story of one young man pulling his life out of a complete downward spiral.

Sara and I would also like to take this opportunity to say thanks to John and Nicole Durbin. John has volunteered his time as a sound engineer at All Y’all events and Nicole has helped with everything up to and including tearing tickets. We couldn’t have done “All Y’all: Under the Influence” – which was an extremely challenging event, for many reasons – without them.

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