Voices of the City.

EVERYONE HAS A STORY.

Deep in the heart of the City of Angels a community of artists and aficionados congregate for the world’s second oldest form of entertainment: the story. Each month, our eclectic crew converges on the trendy hamlet of Atwater Village to hear 5 storytellers perform their freshest stories, a special musical guest, and be dazzled by a pop-up art exhibit.

Strong Words is live performance at its best. We pack our shows with laughter and truth, poignancy and passion because we believe stories can be told through words, music, paintbrush strokes and photographic lenses. Come share a glass of wine and the spirit of community.

No one leaves Strong Words without feeling they belong and that they have stumbled into something wonderful.

- Annabelle Gurwitch, Author + Comedian
Must be true. Must be you.

WHAT MAKES A STRONG WORDS STORY?

First and foremost, it must be true. The language is lyrical and rich, the narrative compelling and concise.
The perfect Strong Words story packs a punch.

Second, the story must be you. There’s no one cookie cutter style at Strong Words. We want to see your personality shine through on stage. Strong Words showcases intimate, provocative, and entertaining talent who put the audience first. Your story is a gift to them.

Curious about performing with us? Come see a show first and be sure to say hello. We're very friendly.
For submission guidelines, email us at strongwordsla@gmail.com
Come join our growing Strong Words community.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Experience Strong Words in its native habitat

LOS ANGELES VENUE

Our venue in Atwater Village is an enclosed patio that opens up to the stars. Join us for a glass of wine and be entertained by stories, music and a one-night-only art exhibition at this community event.

3621 Brunswick Avenue

a tiny half-block from Glendale Blvd.

Host a Strong Words show in your community.

STRONG WORDS EVERYWHERE ELSE!

Have mic, will travel. We can bring a Strong Words show – complete with words, music and art – to your burg.

STRONG WORDS IN ACTION

On February 15, 2020, Strong Words was invited for its third sold-out performance as part of ``LA MADE`` at the Mark Taper Auditorium in the LA Public Library downtown.
It takes a village.

MEET THE PRODUCERS

Larry Dean Harris, Artistic Director of Strong Words, is a storyteller, playwright, producer and founder of Strong Words. He's performed stories from LA to Chicago to Toledo to New York, but his favorite audiences are in Los Angeles and Palm Springs. As a playwright, he's earned New York Outer Critics Circle Award, Ovation Award, GLAAD and LA Weekly Theatre Award nominations. Larry sits on the Council of the Dramatists Guild of America and also teaches storytelling and performance with fellow Strong Words producer, Marlene Nichols.

3621 Brunswick Avenue

a tiny half-block from Glendale Blvd.

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