The Mudroom Online! The Worst Advice

The Mudroom is going online Thursday, April 16, 2020 @ 7pm!

This event was originally scheduled to happen on March 12, 2020. Anyone who purchased tickets for the March 12th date has a ticket for the next live Mudroom (date to be determined) as well as the virtual Mudroom on April 16. The link to the online Mudroom event will automatically be emailed to you. If you purchased guest tickets, simply forward the link to anyone in a different household.

If you do not have a ticket and would like to received a link for the online Mudroom taking place on April 16, 2020 at 7pm, check back here for the link anytime after 6pm on the 16th. The Mudroom Online will be free and open to the public with a suggested donation to AVA’s From Here to There Fund which supports our operating costs and instructors who are not teaching due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Any amount, small or large, is welcome and greatly appreciated!


The below contains details for normal Mudroom events taking place at AVA Gallery and Art Center (rather than virtually.)

Food at 6:30 pm | Storytelling at 7 pm
This live-storytelling event offers an opportunity to meet new people, enjoy a fun evening with music, food and beverage, and hear entertaining stories. Delicious Asian food by Pon and beverages will be available for purchase before the performance. Live music will be provided by Dave Clark and Juke Joynt. 

Ticket Price: $7.50 for Members (discount will be reflected at check-out), $10 general public, $20 at-the-door (limited availability)

  • Limit 2 tickets per person; Contributing Members and higher may purchase up to 4 tickets
  • AVA Members can purchase a limited number of tickets Online Only two months before the event.
  • Tickets for the general public will go on one month before the event.
  • Membership Discounts will be applied at checkout, after registration information is completed.

To become a member please click here.

 

Check back in June 2020 for our next Call for Storytellers:

We would like to hear from storytellers of all ages and from all towns throughout the Upper Valley and beyond. Storytellers who are selected will be awarded an AVA membership and two guest tickets to the performance.

Check out our Facebook page to get a flavor of the event.  
CATV8.org has on-demand video of previous Mudrooms as well.

Stories are limited to no more than 10 minutes, must be true and autobiographical, and must be told live (not read).

To submit your story, give us a summary in fewer than 300 words of your true, personal story. We don’t want essays, we don’t want poems, we don’t want folktales, we don’t want speeches, and we don’t want stand-up routines. Just tell us what your story is about and what happens in the end.

Please also include a brief biography of fewer than 100 words. 


Click here to see the most recent Mudroom, “Family Ties.”

Please spread the word! 

The Mudroom Team


 

The Mudroom: Breaking the Rules

Food at 6:30pm | Storytelling at 7pm
Advance Mudroom tickets are on sale now! The evening’s theme, Breaking the Rules, will be brought to life as individuals share personal accounts of their experiences. Delicious Asian food by Pon and beverages will be available for purchase before the performance. Music will be provided by the band ChickenSlax. This live-storytelling event offers an opportunity to meet new people, enjoy a fun evening with music, food and beverage, and hear entertaining stories.

Purchase Tickets Now

Call for Storytellers:

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AVA Gallery’s quarterly story-telling series, The Mudroom, is looking for storytellers who can tell a good story related to the theme “Breaking the Rules.” We would like to hear from storytellers of all ages and from all towns in the Upper Valley and beyond. Storytellers will be awarded an AVA membership and two guest tickets to the performance.

Stories are limited to no more than 10 minutes, must be true and autobiographical, and must be told live (not read). Check out AVA’s Mudroom web page  or Facebook page to get a flavor of the event.  CATV8 has on-demand video of recent Mudrooms as well. Visit CATV8.org.

The deadline for story submissions is August 16. By August 23, we will select five or six stories from the submission pool and will contact storytellers. Selected storytellers will be expected to attend a rehearsal held on the afternoon of Sunday, September 8, at AVA.

The event is scheduled for Thursday, September 12, 2019, 7-9 pm.

Story submissions and any questions may be directed to mudroom@avagallery.org.


Tickets are currently available online for Members. Tickets for the general public will be available on August 12.

Purchase Tickets  |  Become a Member

The Mudroom: What I Did for Money

Thursday, June 13  Food at 6:30pm  |  Storytelling at 7pm

Advance Mudroom tickets for AVA members are on sale now! The evening’s theme What I Did for Money will be brought to life as five or six pre-selected individuals will share personal accounts of their experiences of this theme. Delicious Asian food by Pon will be available for purchase before the performance. Music will be provided by the band Concrete and Shea.

This live-storytelling event offers an opportunity to meet new people, enjoy a fun evening with live music, and connect with friends.

Tickets are currently available online for Members. Tickets for the general public will be available on May 13.

Purchase Tickets  |  Become a Member

We would like to hear from storytellers of all ages and from all towns in the Upper Valley and beyond. Storytellers will be awarded an AVA membership and may bring two guests to enjoy the evening. For story submission, please include a very brief summary of your story (no more than 300 words) and a short bio (no more than 150 words) by May 10. We will select five or six stories from the submission pool and hold a rehearsal at AVA the Sunday before the performance.

SUBMIT YOUR STORY

Any questions may be directed to mudroom@avagallery.org

 

Watch the last Mudroom: Under the Influence



 

The Mudroom: Under the Influence

Thursday, March 14  Food at 6:30pm  |  Storytelling at 7pm

Advance Mudroom tickets for AVA members are on sale now! The evening’s theme Under the Influence will be brought to life as six pre-selected individuals will share personal accounts of their experiences of this theme. Delicious Asian food by Pon will be available for purchase before the performance. Music will be provided by the band Occasional Jug Band.

This live-storytelling event offers an opportunity to meet new people, enjoy a fun evening with live music, and connect with friends.

This event is SOLD OUT. Stay tuned for the next Mudroom, June 13!

We would like to hear from storytellers of all ages and from all towns in the Upper Valley and beyond. Storytellers will be awarded an AVA membership and may bring a guest to enjoy the evening. For story submission, please include a very brief summary of your story (no more than 300 words) and a short bio (no more than 150 words) by February 24. We will select five stories from the submission pool and hold a rehearsal at AVA the Sunday before the performance.

SUBMIT YOUR STORY

Any questions may be directed to mudroom@avagallery.org

 

Watch the last Mudroom: Holiday Disasters



 

The Mudroom: Life and Death

Thursday, September 13  Food at 6:30pm  |  Storytelling at 7pm

The Mudroom, an exciting initiative modeled after NPR’s The Moth Radio Hour, will hold its next session on Thursday, September 13, 2018 in AVA’s Main Galleries. This live-storytelling event offers an opportunity to meet new people, enjoy a fun evening with live music, and connect with friends.

The evening’s theme Life and Death will be brought to life as six pre-selected individuals will share personal accounts of what this theme means to them. Open to the public, (ages 18 and over). Delicious Asian food by Pon will be available for purchase before the performance. Advance tickets may be purchased on-line at $7.50 for members and $10 for non-members. Tickets at the door are $20.00 and sold as space permits.

SOLD OUT! Keep an eye out for our next Mudroom on December 13!

We would like to hear from storytellers of all ages and from all towns in the Upper Valley and beyond. Storytellers will be awarded an AVA membership and may bring a guest to enjoy the evening. For story submission, please include a very brief summary of your story (no more than 300 words) and a short bio (no more than 150 words) by August 25. We will select five stories from the submission pool and hold a rehearsal at AVA the Sunday before the performance.

Submit Your Story

Any questions may be directed to mudroom@avagallery.org

 

Watch the latest Mudroom: The Longest Day