The Des Moines Storytellers Project hosts live storytelling at Hoyt Sherman Place

The Des Moines Register will again work to build community and empathy through a series of events featuring true, first-person stories told by Iowans.

We're excited to once again welcome fans and storytellers to the historic Hoyt Sherman Place theater for another year of storytelling.

Joany Yi tells her story, Amen: How an Iowan’s long-term stay in Macedonia taught her to focus on what happens now during the Des Moines Storytellers Project at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020.
Joany Yi tells her story, Amen: How an Iowan’s long-term stay in Macedonia taught her to focus on what happens now during the Des Moines Storytellers Project at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020.

Des Moines Storytellers Project announces 2024 season

Yes! We are excited to return to the historic Hoyt Sherman Place for another three-show season in 2024.

The themes next year are:

Each show is held at 7 p.m. at Hoyt Sherman Place, 1501 Woodland Ave.

Order Des Moines Storytellers Project tickets

Season ticket packages for the 2024 season go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12. Tickets will be available to purchase via Ticketmaster or at the Hoyt Sherman Place box office.

A season ticket package is $36 or $81 for VIP. All VIP tickets include premium seating, a drink ticket and a treat for each show.

Tickets for individual shows, which cost $14 or $30 for VIP, go on sale Jan. 16.

Questions can be directed to events@dmreg.com or 515-619-6548.

Season ticket packages are available each year until the day of the first show.

Tell your story at the Des Moines Storytellers Project

The Des Moines Storytellers Project strongly believes that everyone HAS a story and everyone CAN tell it. None of the storytellers who take our stage are professionals. They are your neighbors, friends or co-workers, and they are coached to tell by Register journalists.

Want to tell your story at one of our upcoming Storytellers Project events? Read our guidelines and submit a story at DesMoinesRegister.com/Tell.

About the Des Moines Storytellers Project

The Des Moines Storytellers Project is a series of storytelling events in which community members work with Register journalists to tell true, first-person stories live on stage.The project is dedicated to the idea that oral storytelling and journalism have the same goals: Serving and reflecting a community while fostering empathy.

It started in 2016 and has presented more than 200 stories across more than 35 shows.

Past 2023 Des Moines Storytellers Project shows

Family: Oct. 24, 2023

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Travel: June 20, 2023

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Love: Feb. 14, 2023

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Past 2022 Des Moines Storytellers Project shows

Love: Stories of companionship, desire and commitment, Feb. 15, 2022

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Growing Up: Celebrating family and culture, April 26, 2022

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Voyages: Life-changing experiences through travel, June 14, 2022

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Bad Advice: Accepting, ignoring, or just plain regretting another person’s help, Aug. 30, 2022

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Obsessions: Our unabashed passions, from relationships to hobbies — and everything in between, Oct. 25, 2022

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Generosity: The kindness I didn't see coming, Dec. 13, 2022

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Hear past stories from the Des Moines Storytellers Project

The Des Moines Storytellers podcast is the perfect way to revisit favorite stories or hear ones that you've missed. Look for us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favorite podcasting platform.

Have questions or need assistance? Contact the Des Moines Storytellers Project team at events@dmreg.com or 515-619-6548

This article originally appeared on Des Moines Register: Des Moines Storytellers Project | Find Tickets or Tell Your Story