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The Storytelling evening „THE BEAR“

The Storytelling evening „THE BEAR“

Meeet-Mitte: Friday, 19.10.2018 8:00pm (doors: 7:30pm) (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.


“Some of the worst mistakes in my life were haircuts”Jim Morrison, songwriter, singer and poet (1943-1971)

Storytellers explore the theme, sometimes in the most unexpected ways. Here are some triggers to spark your creative juices. Viel Spass!

Der The Bear Storytelling-Abend zum Thema "Haar"His stubborness makes me want to pull my hair out; We split hairs every time we plan a vacation; Going way to college, put hair on my chest; I wanted to keep her out of my hair, so I just gave her my credit card; My hair is standing on end as I watch the car’s front wheel dangle over the cliff edge; It’s my last night as a bachelor, so I decided to let my hair down; I haven’t seen hide nor hair of my father since my parents‘ divorce 33 years ago; Just the thought of a robber going through my closet makes my hair curl; I got out of the car just before it blew up, escaping death by a hair’s breadth; Our new boss looked like he couldn’t harm a hair on someone’s head, but oh, was I wrong; I had 10 minutes to get to the departure gate and my hair was on fire; When I opened the letter, I didn’t get hysterical or blow up, but it was a close shave; That was a close call – my mom almost saw us climb out the window; he liked my hair long, so I cut it short;

Every gray hair tells a story.

Tell us your 7-min conflict about the people, place, and things you cherish..


Musical guest: Teresa Siebert

Each time we have a talented musical guest, who plays us own pieces of music, some interludes and sometimes even improvises together with the storytellers. This time: The singer/songwriter Teresa Siebert,



Termin:  Every third Friday per month, 7:30pm doors (and the „Bear-Bar“) open | 8:00pm stories begin

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

Admission tickets: General 10 Euro, discounted 8 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.

THE BEAR Storytelling 2018/19

  • 21. September 2018
  • 19. Oktober 2018
  • 16. November 2018 – (mit kuratiertem Programm!) – dieses Mal im Maschinenhaus der Kulturbrauerei; Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin
  • 14. Dezember 2018 (mit Weihnachts-Buffet)
  • 18 Januar 2019
  • 15. Februar 2019
  • 15. März 2019 – (mit kuratiertem Programm!) – dieses Mal im Maschinenhaus der Kulturbrauerei; Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin
  • 12. April 2019
  • 17. Mai 2019
  • 14. Juni, 2019 “Evening of the Champs“(mit Party und Buffet zum Saisonende






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

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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

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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.

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Bildnachweis: Beitragsbilder: Felix  Limmer und Johannes Sylvester Fluhr und Michael Rost, Portraits Neiman, Rost: privat, genutzt mit freundlicher Genehmigung. Banner: Photo by Arthur Humeau on Unsplash, Haare im Wind: Photo by Cristobal Baeza on Unsplash