About 7 Minute Stories

Aaron Calafato uses 7 minute story vignettes to share his memories, explore his psyche and attempt to make sense of the world. A new story is released every week and is told & recorded extemporaneously.

About Aaron Calafato 

“Have you ever seen the heavyweight boxer Rocky Marciano fight? He throws as many punches as he can and gives you everything he has before that bell rings. That’s what listening to Aaron Calafato tell a story is like.”

- CNN’s Van Jones

Aaron's primary form of expression is that of a storyteller using both live performance (stage) and audio (podcast) as his mediums. Calafato's storytelling style has been compared to that of monologist Spalding Gray and radio legend Jean Shepard.

Aaron has received national attention for his storytelling work and is a recipient of a 2012 Emerging Artist Grant from The Puffin Foundation. He studied Acting at HB studio and the Michael Howard Studio in NYC and has performed on radio, stage, screen and television in New York and throughout the United States. His monologues, stories, and events have been screened and staged over 150 times in 20 states.

His breakthrough monologue, (FOR PROFIT), was praised nationally for its jarring look inside the For Profit educational industry, the 1 trillion dollar student debt crisis, and its vibrant portrayal of the exploitation of the American student. 

Aaron implements theatrical techniques, storytelling and acting in the tradition of one of his artistic heroes, the late monologist Spalding Gray.
- Chronicle of Higher Education

Aaron has collaborated as a storyteller with MoveOn, Vote Mob, Generation Progress, Rebuild the Dream and CNN’s Van Jones.

His work has been featured in and on NPR, The Huffington Post, The Nation, Real Money with Ali Velshi, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Cleveland Scene Magazine, Belt Magazine, RT-America, WEWS ABC Channel 5, Portland Press Herald, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Akron Beacon Journal, The Fiscal Times, The Hill and Washington Monthly.

Van Jones and Aaron Calafato  Cleveland, OH - 2016

Van Jones and Aaron Calafato

Cleveland, OH - 2016