La Chicharra (The Cicada)

A Story Slam

Theme: "My Roots"

$60 (a portion of the proceeds benefit Samuel’s House)

Limited capacity

Helmerich Theater, 533 Eaton St.

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"La Chicharra Story Slam" written above a watercolor illustration of a cicada in blues, browns and greens.


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About the Event

La Cucaracha Chronicles returns with the second edition of La Chicharra (The Cicada) Story Slam. This live storytelling competition features a line up of Key West locals, each with a chance to tell a story, based on the theme “My Roots” No notes are allowed: stories must be told and not read.

The Storytellers

  • Dr Douglas Mader (Vet and author, The Vet at Noah’s Ark)
  • Tony “Fat” Yaniz (Just a shy, young Cuban kid)
  • Karen Frank-Noll (Longest reigning FANTASY FEST QUEEN, GM of Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden
  • Frank Dunne (Owner, Old Town Fitness)
  • Key West Mayor Teri Johnston
  • Diane Hilton May (former Fantasy Fest Queen, philanthropist)
  • Daashia Cochran (Videographer extraordinaire)
  • Plus an audience member or two

Closing comments by Fat Yaniz

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