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The Storytelling evening „THE BEAR“

The Storytelling evening „THE BEAR“

Meeet-Mitte: Friday, 19.05.2017 8pm (please find the German version of this storytelling evening here / die deutsche Version dieser Ankündigung ist hier):



The Bear – True Stories.Erzähltes Leben.

„The Bear is an incredibly inspiring, moving, funny, delightful evening.“Khushi Pasquale, storyteller; June 17, 2016




Dessert for the Heart

The Bear is a monthly storytelling contest in Berlin. The stage is open for true stories, told live in both English and German languages. Live music and lively audience interaction give the evening a cozy and entertaining note.

The Bear celebrates the art of raconteur in a world that is drowning in information and starving for wisdom. We come together as strangers and somehow, leave connected by our shared human experience.


Next time on Friday, the 19th of May, stories about: All These Wonders

In honor of our American-born, NYC-based forefather The Moth Storytelling, which has just celebrated its 20th anniversary with a book of their best recent stories called „All These Wonders“ – we are taking this theme in recognition of their wonderful achievements.

ALL THESE WONDERS: Prepare a 5-minute story where your world went on its head and left you wonderfully wiser.

The miraculous birth of a baby or a book; falling in love … again; dancing when no one is watching; the marvel of man’s inventions, descensions and provocations; the majesty of mountains and mothers, the reverence of little insects and little lies; the moment when you forgot to breathe because you were in awe or awfully confused.

Share your stories of risk, courage and facing the unknown.

“Wisdom begins in wonder.” Socrates

This month’s the world will truly meet at The Bear when international guests from the European Toastmasters Convention hopefully join us. Toastmaster members and convention guests receive a discounted admission ticket.


Music Act: 

like mint, aka Susanne Witting – this native Berliner is a singer and songwriter and likes everything about mint.

She has a beautiful, colourful and warm voice, combined with own lyrics and the sound of her guitar. She is working on her first album at the moment.

“gitarrenmädchen macht muse, ein bisschen hier und da, ein bisschen laut und leise, mit gesumme, melodien und kopfkinoworten.”

like mint on youtube



Termin:  Every third Friday per month, 7:30pm doors open | 8:00pm stories begin

Ort: Meeet-Mitte, Chausseestr. 86, 10115 Berlin Mitte

Admission tickets: General 8 Euro, discounted 5 Euro: Seating is not guaranteed, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the show. Admission is not guaranteed for late arrivals. Make a reservation

Links and further information: or

I’d like to tell a story, how does it work?

I’d like to help, what can I do?

Storytelling tips


Short Video-Trailer from a typical evening.
Thank you Johannes Sylvester Fluhr for camera, concept and edit.


THE BEAR Storytelling Season 2016-2017

  • Friday, April 21, 2017 – Crime and Punishment
  • Friday, May 19, 2017
  • Friday, June 23, 2017
  • Friday, July 21, 2017


Die Gastgeber des Abends: Dyane Neiman und Michael Rost

The Bear

Dyane Neiman, Berlin-based, New York-bred, is the business owner of Moving Speaker and the founder of the non-profit storytelling organization THE BEAR. She collaborates with people who want to spread ideas and make messages stick. Dyane is an expert in communication that moves people physically & emotionally. She has been literally moving people all her professional life. As a former award-winning choreographer and director, Dyane moved audiences with her signature style that included “wit, humor, and self-irony” (Handelsblatt).

Dyane is dedicated to inspiring people from all walks of life to discover the power of their own voice and their own stories to move audiences to action.

„… one thing Dyane Neiman never is: boring!“ Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung

Get in touch:

Michael Rost our regular co-host, is a native of Bremen, who fell in love with Berlin and its stories a long time ago. He turned his passion into a profession, and when he is not on stage at The Bear, he is making stones talk as he fascinates people about Berlin in his tour guide business Berlin Erkundungen.

Get in touch:

Banner: Titelbild/Banner von Greg Rakozy via, Public Domain cc0 portrait Illay: (c) Zippo Zimmermann, pictures: Johannes Sylvester Fluhr, Michael Rost, Portraits Neiman, Rost: private, used with kindly permission