May 16 to 19 /

@ Baltimore Theatre Project

A mic, spotlight and a good story is all you need to take a room full of people on a journey. Baltimore Story Fest highlights the best and brightest storytellers in the region. Storytellers create a tapestry with their words that bring audiences into their worlds.

Festival Details


Baltimore Theatre Project

45 W. Preston St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

Location is accessible. Lift available.


May 16 to May 19, 2024

Friday to Sunday


Thursday - 7:30pm Show

Friday - 8pm Show

Saturday - 2pm Short Film Screenings and Discussions /

8pm - Show

Sunday - 4pm Show

The Stoop

5/16 @7:30pm

The Stoop Storytelling Series is a Baltimore-based live show and podcast that features “ordinary” people sharing the extraordinary, true tales of their lives.

Storytelling Shows

Perfect Liars Club

5/17 @8pm

Four people tell a story. Three are true but one is a lie. Listen. Laugh. Interrogate. Vote.

Can you spot the liar?


5/18 @8pm

Witness a night of adults telling stories about their lives by sharing their most mortifying childhood artifacts (diaries, letters, lyrics, poems, home movies)… in front of total strangers.

What I Learned in Therapy 5/19 @4pm

Listen to stories that range from heartwarming to the absurd, about experiences with therapy.

Special Events

Short Film Showcase

5/18 @2pm

Short films featuring storytellers telling true stories in visual form.

What I Learned in Therapy Talkback

5/19 - following the 4pm show

Storytellers and therapits talk about the importance of understanding and telling your story

Presenting Sponsors

The Goode Practice provides culturally aware and clinically responsive care to clients and offer services to expand the knowledge of therapists in the community.

At Art in Praxis we believe that art and culture are transformative tools that help make meaning and reimagine our work/world, which is why we integrate creative thinking and care into organizational practices and culture.

Cara Foran & Pierce McManus @perfectliarsclubdc

Producers - Perfect Liars Club DC

Ronald Young Jr.


Host - What I Learned in Therapy

Producers & Hosts

Alex Hewett

Producer - Mortified

Adam Ruben

Producer - Mortified

Shilonda Couteé

Host -Short Film Showcase

Tuere Ganges

Producer - What I Learned in Therapy

Tickets & Contacts

For inquiries regarding ticket purchases, accessibility arrangements, please reach out to us at:

Media , Sponsorship Requests, Talent and Submissions please contact:

Evette - The Artistic Voice Agency

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Phill Branch is the founder and Creative Director of Baltimore Story Fest. Phill is a storyteller working in film, creative nonfiction and theater. His upcoming memoir will be released by HarperCollins/Amistad in 2025. He is a 2023 recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council’s Creativity Grant and a 2019 Rubys Artist Award grantee for storytelling and performance. He was the 2018 GrandSLAM Champion of The Moth in DC. He has performed all around the country and appeared on podcasts with many storytelling organizations including Story District, The Stoop, Story Collider, Perfect Liars Club, and Dear Diary, Currently, Phill is a Resident Artist at the Howard County Center for the Arts. An alumnus of the American Film Institute, he recently directed the documentary "Hampton University: One of the Wonders of the World '' about the history of HBCUs. The film is currently streaming on PBS. His previous film, “Searching for Shaniqua,'' a documentary about the impact names have on our lives, won the HBO Best Documentary award at the 2016 Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival. @phillbranch IG/X

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Agent - Faith Childs Literary