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You should purchase tickets in advance to secure your seat,
so click on the box above to get yours.
Show time is always 7:30pm and because we normally sell out in advance there is a "stand-by line" for any last minute tickets --they are $21.50. 

what is west side stories petaluma

Everyone has a story and now it’s your chance to tell it.  Every month there is a theme, hopefully that sparks a memory for you.  You put your name in a hat (an actual hat!) and 10 people’s names are drawn at random.  When your name is pulled you get 5 minutes to tell your personal true story.  At the end of the evening everyone votes by text for their favorite story of the night. If that’s you, you get $50 and will join the other monthly winners in December for our GrandSlam at the Historic Mystic Theater.  Sounds like fun, right?

RULES

RULES

Stories are told, not read. We love how the storyteller connects with the audience when there is no PAGE between them! Please know your story “by heart” but not by rote memorization. No notes, paper or cheat sheets allowed on stage.

No standup routines pleaseWest Side Stories loves funny people but requires that all funny people tell funny stories.

No rantsTake up this anger issue with your therapist, or skip therapy and shape your anger into a story with some sort of resolution. (Stories = therapy!)

 

No essays. Your eloquent musings are beautiful and look pretty on the page but unless you can make them gripping and set up stakes, they won’t work on stage.

No fake accentsIf your story doesn't work in your own voice, or that of your people of origin, please consider another story. In our experience, imitating accents from another culture or race rarely works and often offends. 

 

Please use our stage to practice civility and respect.

Please don't include racism, homophobia, misogyny or any form of hate speech.

WHO
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2022 MONTHLY WINNERS

Ben Bourdon -2022 GrandSlam Winner
Ben Bourdon -2022 GrandSlam Winner
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John Springer-Jan 2023 Winner
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West Side Stories Petaluma  happens on the 2nd Wednesday

of every month at the Polly Klaas Community Theater located

@ 417 Western St, Petaluma, CA 

with Barber Cellars selling at their bar. 

The doors open at 7pm, but if you want a good seat you better get there early.

OUR 2022 GRANDSLAM WINNER: BEN BOURDON

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