“If I could get up on stage and ________, even though I’m scared, it would do me a lot of good, and then I’d be able to ________.”
Night of Bravery is designed to show the naysayer inside your head who’s boss.
Q: What is Night of Bravery?
A: A crowd-participation exercise in which pre-selected audience members are given up to 5 minutes each on stage in order to do something brave.
Q: Is this an open mic?
A: No. For now, it’s a segment of each ĭd Weekly show wherein you must meet criteria (described below) and be asked onstage. However, it’s ok to perform something (e.g., a song or comedy act), if your performance meets the criteria.
Q: What are the rules? How does it work?
A: These are the rules:
- NOB is strictly voluntary.
- Before you go on stage, you must have a pow-wow with the Queen of the Night, Krista Tortora, wherein you must…
- Be able to answer YES, honestly, to the 3 criteria questions:
1) Is the act/task/performance one that would make your life and spirit feel more awesome if you gave it a go (you will be required announce what it is and why it would help your life)?
2) Would doing this task/act/performance, tonight, really require bravery from you (be ready to explain what fear you’re trying to bust by doing this)?
3) Is it important that this performance/task/act will be done publicly (be ready to explain why)?
- When you get on stage, you must announce what you’re going to do and explain your process (re: the 3 criteria): “I’m going to _______ because I want to be able to _________, and I’m nervous because ________.”
Q: What are some things people might do on stage at Night of Bravery?
A: That depends on what’s scary for that particular person.
- A person who fears public speaking might find confidence reading from a book in public
- A person who has been told they can’t sing might sing with a simple instrumentalist (partner allowed)
- A new author might read an excerpt from a play
- A shy person who’s learning Spanish might speak in Spanish to a native speaker of that language
- A non-dancer might perform a dance, to feel more comfortable in her/his own skin.
- A usually private person might find reason to break silence and tell a personal story, and feel support from the crowd
Q: When is Night of Bravery?
A: There are 5 dates in May 2014, all between stephaniesĭd sets at the ĭd Weekly residency at Isis Music Hall in West Asheville, 7-9pm: 5/2, 5/9, 5/17, 5/23, 5/30
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