Telluride Theatre presents:
THE DOWNLOW - an evening of storytelling

THEME - Holidays & Family

 (Palm Theatre Black Box) 

FREE! ($10 suggested donation – a hat will be passed) 
- Telluride Theatre Members & Sponsors receive RESERVED seats!

• Ages 18+ (rated R)

• A bar will be open for your full enjoyment

Hosted by Laura Shaunette
Storytellers for the Dec 2017 Edition: Christopher Beaver,  Landon Feller, Sarah Holbrooke, Sissy Zoller... and a few more.. 

Entering its fourth year, The Downlow - an evening of storytelling has become an extremely popular year-round event.  Each Downlow has a different theme, December 26th being “Holidays & Family” and storytellers tell their tales accordingly. This is a one-of-a-kind Telluride show, where non-performers and people you see each day get up to bare their souls, recounting true events and share some outrageous, funny, touching and incredible stories for the community.  

“Started by locals Geneva & Laura Shaunette, The Downlow is one of the most popular things we do at Telluride Theatre. Geneva and Laura approached us saying they had an idea for a storytelling night and it fit perfectly with the mission of Telluride Theatre.  We love working with them,”  stated Sasha Sullivan, Telluride Theatre’s Artistic Director. “Its a part of THE OFF our program that provides FREE smaller events with BIG impact.”

Laura says, “We listen to a lot of podcasts - especially storytelling podcasts.  Telluride is a community full of storytellers, so we thought an event like this would do really well here.  Storytelling is such a great way to connect with other people – we loved the idea of hosting a cozy evening for locals and visitors alike.  Storytelling is such an organic way to get to know someone.  We already feel like we’ve gotten to know so many new people through this process.  With every Downlow comes a unique experience to learn something new about someone in our community.  It’s so special that this community holds space for an event like this - one that helps us to understand each other better, as well as to intentionally make time and effort to listen.”

Geneva goes on to state, “Our main goal is to provide a platform for people who don’t usually get on stage could feel comfortable being themselves and not feel too much pressure to be theatrical. The people who live in this town have led such interesting lives and it’s been so fun to hear a hilarious or very personal story about someone I see at the coffee shop three times a week, but have never spoken to before. The Downlow is fun and entertaining, but also accessible to participate in. We spend one-on-one time with our storytellers to help them develop their stories for the stage while maintaining their personal voice.”

If you are interested in participating in a future Downlow, email