Storytellers Wanted!

SHINE Storytelling seeks submissions from storytellers, actors, and writers for their events. We have partnered with SHINE for over four years to bring Los Angeles audiences inspiring true stories. Shine is now reaching out to the UCLArts & Healing community to personally invite you to tell your stories at SHINE!

If you have a story that fits one of the below upcoming themes, please email Isabel Storey, Producer, at by the listed deadline. The stories selected will be performed at the SHINE Storytelling show at the Santa Monica Playhouse.

Submissions should contain a synopsis, outline, or full text of your story, as well as a short bio. SHINE is open to submissions from experienced storytellers, actors, and writers . . . as well as those that have never told a story on stage before.

SHINE specializes is true stories of positive change. For full submission guidelines and details about the event, please visit their website at

upcoming shows, themes, & submission deadlines:

Thursday, September 14 at 7:00 pm: “My Own Drummer”
When you decided to follow your own heart—even though others thought it was risky, a long shot, or impractical.
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, August 23

Thursday, October 19 at 7:00 pm: “Spooked”
Tales of facing fears, phobias, and your freakiest encounters.
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, September 27

All SHINE events take place at the Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401.

SHINE is produced by Storey Productions in association with Santa Monica Repertory Theater and UCLArts & Healing.