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The Bee // Healthcare @ Kingsbury Hall

  • Kingsbury Hall 1395 Presidents Circle Salt Lake City, UT, 84112 United States (map)

How do we care for one another? How do we cope with illness, injury, and loss? How do we find the strength to heal? Stories help us grapple with these complex questions.

Join us for a special evening of storytelling (and our very first show at Kingsbury Hall!) featuring true stories told live on stage without notes; about sickness and health, complications and recovery, and the challenges that arise in the providing and receiving of care.

Curated and hosted by Giuliana Serena and Nan Seymour of The Bee.

Presented in partnership with UtahPresents, University of Utah Health’s Resiliency Center, and Program in Medical Ethics and Humanities.

Saturday, January 19th, 2019 @ Kingsbury Hall

7:00PM Doors. 7:30PM Stories. 


We are seeking folks with a range of experiences and backgrounds to share stories at this show. Do you have a story to tell? We want to hear from you! Do you know someone with a story? Please send them our way!

You don't have to be an experienced storyteller or public speaker to participate in this show; we are experts at encouragement and will support you through the workshopping process to develop your story for the stage. If you have an important story, it would be our privilege to help you tell it.

Those selected will participate in a series of private workshops with Giuliana Serena and Nan Seymour of The Bee in December of 2018 and a rehearsal on stage January 8th of 2019 before performing in front of a live audience January 19th of 2019 at Kingsbury Hall. Exact dates of workshops will be determined once storytellers are selected (based on collective availability).

Have any questions you'd like to ask before submitting your application? Get in touch.


Name *
Phone *
Age *
Did anyone in particular encourage you to submit your story?
We are eager to feature storytellers with a diverse range of experiences.
What happened? Where and when did the events take place and/or is the situation ongoing? How have you changed? What have you gained / lost / discovered?
If so, please share with us where we can see, hear, or read more.
Why is it important for you to share this particular story? If selected, what do you hope to get out of this experience? What do you hope listeners will feel / learn / take away / be inspired to do upon hearing your story?
Experience and/or expertise in these areas is NOT a prerequisite for participation!
Shaping the story? Editing? Details? Nerves? Being on stage in front of a live audience?
Participation Commitment *
We recognize that participating in a show of this nature is a significant commitment for everyone involved, in terms of time and energy. We're all in and and we want to know that you are too. In addition to the night of the show, participants will need to commit to attending our preparatory workshops and our rehearsal, and planning a fair amount of time independently writing, reflecting, and practicing. Our workshops will be hosted at Nan's downtown studio from 6:30-9pm on three consecutive weeks in December of 2018. Either Tuesdays (4, 11, 18) or Wednesdays (5, 12, 19), whichever is most convenient for the majority of the group. A rehearsal will take place Tuesday, January 8th at Kingsbury Hall from 6-9pm. The show itself will take place the evening of Saturday, January 19th, 2019.
Earlier Event: December 13
The Bee // Theme TBA