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May 18 2019

Lip Service’s Next Show is May 18th!!!


Check out Lip Service’s brand new show at our new, super-cool home in WYNWOOD! Tickets on sale now:

Expect to be surprised this Saturday. A hilarious money-making scheme involving Fidel Castro voodoo dolls is just one of the true stories you’ll hear. 

Here’s the full cast:

  • Camile Araujo proves that, sometimes, a bad break can fix everything.
  • Margery Berger struggles to make a name for herself.
  • Zorina finds out that dating parishioners can turn into a holy freak show.
  • Nicholas learns what it takes to be, and not to be, a father.
  • Marta Oppenheimer tells all about a no-tell motel and a night of dirty love.
  • Asia makes the case for keeping your dreams near—and your genitals even nearer.
  • Doug Shear stumbles into a business opportunity that might just make him rich—and dead.
  • Jim Teper dips his toes, among other body parts, into the world of senior online dating.

Hosted by Esther Martinez-Kenniff

Please note: Lip Service stories and language may not be appropriate for children.


Feb 18 2019

Send Your Story for the May 2019 Show!

Lip Service’s next show is Saturday, May 18, 8 p.m., at the fabulous Light Box Theater at the Goldman Warehouse in Wynwood, Miami. The theme is open, so anything goes! We’re looking for stories that are shocking, funny, sad, embarrassing, epic, crazy or cringe-worthy. Whatever your story is, we want it. As always, submissions should be true, personal, and 1200 words or fewer.  Submit to

OUR LAST SHOW SOLD OUT! So get your tickets now!!! Click HERE for tickets!


Jul 17 2018


We’re collecting submissions for our next show and we want YOUR story on the theme:


What do you crave and why? When has a craving– for drugs, sex, technology, adventure, romance, friendship (think broadly here) gotten you in trouble?

Send your story to for a chance to read it onstage at The Lightbox Theater in Wynwood on September 8th, 2018!

Your story must be true, personal and 1200 words or less. For more guidelines, click here. Deadline is August 11th.

Apr 6 2018

Lip Service’s Next Show is “Moving On”!

Check out Lip Service’s brand-new show at our brand-new venue! Tickets on sale NOW:

Mar 5 2018

Submission Period is OPEN for the next Lip Service!!!!

Do you have a story about moving up, moving out, or MOVING ON? Send it to for a chance to read it onstage at The Lightbox Theater in Wynwood on April 21st.


Your story must be true, personal and 1200 words or less. For more guidelines, click here. Deadline is March 25th.

Aug 18 2017

Lip Service Submission Period is NOW

Want to present your story on stage at Miami Book Fair? Write it and send it! There’s no theme this time–just true, personal, and 1200 words.

Send to:

May 11 2017

May 20 Show Will Be A Knockout! (so are the storytellers)

Check out our fabulous (not to mention gorgeous) storytellers–Clayton Littlewood, Zorina Frey, Rose Metzger, Rachel Tannenbaum, Lou Lozada, Josephine Phoenix, and Ilana Drucker–all headed your way on May 20 at the Miracle Theater in Coral Gables. Last year, we sold out. We will this year, too. Don’t wait to buy your tickets at the door. You’ll get left out! Get your tickets here, NOW:

Mar 15 2017

Next Storypalooza! is “On the Road”–April 27, with Jitney Books

Lip Services open-mic night event, Storypalooza! hits downtown Miami on Thursday, April 27, at Books & Books @ The Arsht Center. Bring your 500-word story about being “on the road” and you’ll get instant feedback from Lip Service editors and representatives of Jitney Books, Miami’s new micro-publisher. Who knows? You might just get a book deal!

Mar 15 2017

Lip Service Wants YOUR Story!

The submission period for the next Lip Service stage show, May 20 at the Miracle Theater in Coral Gables, is open! Have a true, personal story to tell? Can you do it in 1200 words? Send it no later than midnight, April 23 to You might be selected as one of the eight storytellers at the big show! Check the submission guidelines on this site for more details and suggestions.

Mar 15 2017

Lip Service Stage Show Set For Miracle Theater, May 20, 2017

Hip, hot, and headed your way, the next Lip Service stage show is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 7:30 p.m. at the Miracle Theater in Coral Gables. Tickets are available now! The last show at the Miracle sold out, so don’t wait until the last minute. Buy tickets here: