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!

Submit your story (anonymous or public) here.

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

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]