Hey, Y'all!

We're always planning for our upcoming shows ... and we want you to be a part of it! Are you a minority, trans, disabled, or anyone with a different perspective? Are you a pro at sharing stories? Are you scared because you've never done anything like this? Are you all of these things? None of them? Whatever your story is, whatever your background is, whatever experience level you're coming from. . .WE WANT YOU! EVERYONE is welcome! The only requirement is that you have a non-fiction story about your life and experience that you're excited to share with a room full of strangers. Put together a story submission that fits the theme below... by the deadline listed...

our LGBTQIA+ PRIDE celebration!
submission: Friday, May 18
show: Saturday, June 16, 7:30 PM
Women & Children First Bookstore

(& WANT ... the musical)
submission: Friday, July 13
(note your interest in the musical with your submission ... not required)
show: August 17, 18, and 24, 25
Uncommon Ground, Edgewater

submission: Friday, October 5
show: November 9, 10 and 16, 17
Uncomon Ground, Edgewater

(...other dates will be added ... so keep those beautiful eyes OPEN!)

What should a submission be?  What does that theme even mean? YOU decide. YOU are the star. All we want is a brave, bold and revealing story from YOU about YOU.  Does that sound like something you can do? (The answer is YES). Your submission should be a complete non-fiction story somewhere in the 1,200-1,600 word range or (8-10 minutes) in length. 

Still have questions?  Email us at We really want to help you succeed and we want you in our show!

See you soon!
The YBR Team

submissions should be emailed to by the deadline listed above