A few months back we met an American couple working here in Tel Aviv. I was put in touch with them by a fellow Wellesley alum. He works for Better Place, and she just finished her master's degree at Brandeis, where I began mine, so we have a few things in common. In March they decided to start StorySlamming in Tel Aviv, by hosting the first one here (at least, the first one we know of, and almost certainly the first one in English (although one of the 10 stories did end up in Hebrew).
They held it at their apartment, starting on the roof and then coming back to their living room when it got too cold. (Yes, it can get cold here). The theme was "danger." There were about 40 of us there. And Dan put his name in the hat. Sure enough, he was picked, and I have to say he represented us very well. I on the other hand, am not much of a live storyteller. You'll have to settle for mine in print.
They plan to throw another StorySlam after Passover. We'll be there!