Tales of Community

Jason Minick

Jason Minick

The institution we've all known as the Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center is now the Appell Center for the Performing Arts. The center celebrated the rebrand with a weekend of live performances, workshops, tours, and other activities, including a very special Story Slam in the Capitol Theatre, hosted by our own JJ Sheffer. The theme was COMMUNITY, and the winner earned a spot in the York Story Slam Grand Slam in November.

First-time story slam participant Eric Menzer won with his story of the lessons he learned about community in the wake of family tragedy.

Eric won an exclusive York Story Slam journal from our friends at Story Supply Co. and a spot in our Grand Slam in November.

Watch videos of all the stories from the Appell Center slam here.

Tickets for our May 16 story slam are on sale now. Our events usually sell out in advance, so get your tickets now! The theme is MUSIC TO MY EARS.