Anonymous Open Mic

Anonymous Open Mic is a storytelling project working to build a community narrative around mental illness and madness in Pittsburgh. Anyone can submit a poem, spoken word piece, or short story about mental health, mental illness, madness, substance use / addiction, trauma, etc to perform at the event. We also have the opportunity for anonymous submissions: anyone who would like to share their story has the option to submit a piece anonymously and protect their identity. Community members can then volunteer to perform the anonymous work in front of a live audience on behalf of the anonymous storyteller. For more information on this process, check out a livestream from a past event (below).

The next Anonymous Open Mic is scheduled for Wednesday, January 23rd from 6:30-8pm at Repair The World! This event is sponsored by Staunton Farm Foundation.

Submit your story (anonymous or public) here.

Submit a volunteer application here.

Past Events

View the livestream from our June 2018 event.

View photos from our June 2018 event. [Photos and live recording by The Social Voice Project]

Contact us about sponsoring or hosting an upcoming Anonymous Open Mic!