Campfire stories - the 1st of every month
Welcome to Campfire Stories! Find a comfy spot and join us around the fire.
Campfire Stories is a livestreamed monthly open mic created by Artemis Munoz. It’s a place for queer and trans people to explore and express themselves, in a loving and welcoming space curated by an all-trans team. Each livestream features community contributions, prize giveaways, and a moderated community chat, all presented live within a secure and private platform.
Next Campfire Stories: 1st July 2020. Book now!
Campfire Stories evolved out of the Trans Pride Livestreamed Solidarity Cabaret on 31 March 2020 by Artemis Munoz and Teddy Darling. It is part of SPARK, a Transgender Victoria and Victorian Government initiative, and is supported by a Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras / ANZ Grant.
Our goals are to build kinship and collective resilience through self-expression and accessible community entertainment.
Artemis Munoz is a multidisciplinary performing artist based in Wallan, Victoria. They are proudly nonbinary, neurodivergent, and an advocate and activist for diversity and access in the arts. Check out their monthly short films and original songs on Youtube, and Facebook, and follow them on Instagram.
Gemini is a Hobart-based whirlwind of musical theatre, circus, cabaret, burlesque, and the tip-shop. They are the torn stockings of bohemia, the smeared lipstick of elegance, and the glint of a VB can in the gutter on a starry night. Find them screaming into the void on Facebook, and Instagram.
Submit to Campfire Stories
Step 1: Capture your Story in a Video
Step 2: Submit it to us
Uncaptioned video submissions Due the 22nd. Captioned video submissions Due the 29th.
We go live and tell your stories on the 1st!
Where can I get the link for the livestream?
Once you have booked via Trybooking we will email you the livestream link a few days before the performance! To make the stream as secure as possible, we require everyone to register for the livestream, and we will send out registration details with the livestream link.
Can people under 18 participate?
We recommend that attendees and participants be 16 years or over as we do not attempt to curate or moderate the stories in the open mic. As such, there is likely to be adult or explicit content as we encourage people to tell honest stories and convey their experiences.
However, we also know that it is important for young queer and trans people to be part of adult spaces and connect to mature stories in order to understand themselves. As such, we recommend seeking parental permission, or watching with the support of friends or mentors. Feel free to reach out if you need help, or would like to ask us about our content.
Can I watch previous shows?
All of our previous shows, including the Trans Pride Livestreamed Solidarity Cabaret are online as Youtube Playlists, over on the Artemis Munoz Youtube Channel.
How can I participate as a performer?
If you identify within the umbrella of queer/LGBTQIA+, and have something to express, we would love to have you! All you need to do is make a 3-5 minute video and send it in to us.
We have prepared an information sheet about how to make a video which you can download here PDF, TEXT
Does my video have to be a story?
We call all of our videos “stories”, but they can be any medium and expressed in any way you like. You could read your own poetry, or talk about something that happened in your life, or play music, or show us something without any words.
If you need help, or would like to check if something is suitable, please feel free to drop us a line - we’re here to help!
Do I have to use my legal name?
How you would like to represent yourself online is up to you! We need all attendees to register for an account so that we can keep the space safe during the livestream, but the name you choose for your account is totally up to you. We will never make your email address or other contact details public.
Anyone wishing to submit a video to the open mic can also choose any name.
When does the livestream start?
The livestream starts on the 1st of every month, starting 1 July 2020. The stream starts at 7:30PM AEST, but the online space will be active from 7:15PM AEST if you want to log in early and get settled.
Is this just for queer / LGBTQIA+ people?
Anyone in or supportive of queer communities can book a ticket and join us by the fire. You are welcome in this space regardless of your identity as long as you can respect our values and show support to our performers.
However, we ask that all performers in the open mic (sending in a performance video) identify as trans/gender diverse/LGBTQIA+/queer.
The next show is on the 1st of August