"Last Straw" storytellers all on the ground level of stage area

“Last Straw”: A Recap Blog

While the recent snow may have Milwaukeeans thinking it’s the last straw for winter, Ex Fabula hosted its last StorySlam of Season 9 on the theme of “Last Straw” at the Times Cinema on April 10th. A full house enjoyed emcees Leah Delaney and Nelson Lopez read the audience’s UltraShorts to think about the many ways we experience the “last straw” in our lives, and state representative, Evan Goyke, welcomed everyone to “The [Washington] Heights” neighborhood.

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Acquired Taste StorySlam Recap

They say first impressions are everything, but some of us need a few tries to really enjoy something new. Ex Fabula fans met on March 13 at the Times Theater to talk about our Acquired Tastes. Continue reading “Acquired Taste StorySlam Recap”

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Perfect Storm – Recap

December 14th–The first true breath of Wisconsin winter. The Wind Chill blew a bitter, bone-chilling cold, which seemed to only embolden the Ex Fabula audience to bundle up and face Old Man Winter for our December StorySlam (and the last of 2016), “Perfect Storm.”

As the crowd meandered into the Times Theater, there was an electricity in the air. While holiday tunes played overhead, strangers and friends chatted as audience members freed themselves from their protective layers and settled in for a night of love, laughter and loss.Continue reading “Perfect Storm – Recap”


Mother Nature, did you forget that it’s spring? While we continue to navigate the fluctuating weather patterns, locals packed into the Times Cinema on Tuesday evening for true, personal stories relating to the theme of Forgotten’.Continue reading “Forgotten:Recap”

My Life of Crime: Recap

Stolen fireworks, pop star aliases & adult beverages. Ex Fabula’s My Life of Crime StorySlam at the Times Cinema on Wednesday night brought out a variety of true, personal stories about ill conceived adventures. Continue reading “My Life of Crime: Recap”

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“Bonus” Recap

by Ex Fabula bloggers Kimberly Ousley and Hanna Gichard

Season five continues to thrive. This month Ex Fabula returned to the Times Cinema to uncover what exactly defines a ‘Bonus’. The always lovely and delightful Leah Delaney served as emcee for the evening. Continue reading ““Bonus” Recap”

New Neighborhood, New Story Slam: January 15th!

Already have regrets from New Year’s Eve? Well you’re in luck. The theme for our January 15th story slam is “Do Over,” so come on down and let’s start the New Year right with some of Milwaukee’s best unheard stories.

We’re also expanding into a new neighborhood! The Times Cinema, located at 5906 W. Vliet Street, is our newest venue in the Washington Heights neighborhood. It recently reopened with a bang this past December and will play host to our January show, as well as our April 17th show (mark your calendars!).

For the January 15th show, we will be hosting two ticket giveaways through our Facebook page. Starting on January 10th, post your Ultra Short story (a couple of sentences) on the Ex Fabula Facebook page for a chance to win two free tickets. Or you can enter our random drawing for tickets with an RSVP to the Facebook event page. The promotions will end at midnight on January 13th.

The show begins at 7:30, with doors opening at 6:30. As usual there, there will be a $5 cover to help fund future events. Come early for the best seats in the house and the best parking. If you’re planning on drinking much, take the bus! The Times is conveniently located off the 31 and 33 bus routes from downtown. And put your name in that hat and share a story, why dontcha?

Ex Fabula: Story. Stage. You.