“When we tell stories, if we tell them well, our audience can’t help but imagine themselves in our shoes. That’s what story does, it creates a shared experience.”
The theme of this show was “First Times,” so each of us talked about a first experience: first girlfriend, first trip to Europe, first road trip, first Communion. I’d originally pitched mine as the story of doing my first yoga headstand. After a while, though, the first headstand story became intertwined with another first time story: that of losing my job. How did I put them together? I hope you’ll listen and find out.