A Storytelling Podcast Recorded Live on Stage

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2022 Live Shows and Themes

A storytelling podcast that brings you stories recorded live on stage at the Portsmouth, NH music and arts venue 3S Artspace

New episodes launch every two weeks. Here are a few of platforms where Long Story Short can be found.

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What Is Long Story Short?

Long Story Short is a bare-bones storytelling series free of pretense and over-rehearsed monologues. The show throws a mix of professional writers, performers and average folks who have no public speaking experience whatsoever on stage with just a mic and a spotlight to tell a personal story based on that show’s theme. What makes Long Story Short unique is the off-the-cuff feel of many of the stories, including each show’s one open mic slot, aka “the Pink Pumpkin” — not even the host knows what’s going to happen.

Read more about Long Story Short and its five years of storytelling on the Seacoast, “Keeping the story going: Long Story Short celebrates five years of making connections”

2022 Live Storytelling Shows

Out There — March 9
Truth or Consequences — June 8
NSFW: Getting Real About Work — September 14
Growing Pains — December 14

About Beth LaMontagne Hall

Beth LaMontagne Hall is the founder and host of the Long Story Short live show and podcast. She has a background in journalism, working in local, state and national news. Today she is a freelance writer based in Portsmouth. You can learn more about Beth at her company website, Good Content.

Storytelling Resources

Interested in honing your craft? We have workshops and resources for beginners and skilled storytellers alike.

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