Adam Wade (Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer, NPR regular), a staggering 20-time Moth Story Slam winner, has put together many of his winning heartfelt and humorous stories for this special monthly show. No two shows are the same. A different featured guest will start the evening off.Here's what the critics are saying: "Wade’s narrative persona is a salt-of-the earth guy with a sensitive soul. He tells stories about humiliation and heartache, about small but thrilling human connections and tiny victories that feel huge. The rise of nerd culture has no doubt helped him. Onstage, he seems to be the adolescent misfit within everyone’s soul." - The New Yorker "Adam Wade is one of the best storytellers on the planet" - The Dish "You can't not like him." - Time Out NY “If this endearing storyteller doesn’t make you feel at least a teeny bit warm and fuzzy, check your rib cage, because you may not have a heart.” - Time Out NY “Wade's storytelling prowess stems from a heartfelt honesty that always hits home.” -Time Out NY "Ladies: please do not go to this show if you are currently seeking someone to love. Because Adam Wade will become that person."- Village Voice "The Moth's Adam Wade--so adorable, he's essentially a human kitten with eye-glasses." - Village Voice "When it comes to public speaking, Adam Wade knows what it takes." - New York Post
Remember when the stray cat died and that time you needed a ride home and the day you met your roommate and the day you said goodbye to your mom? How about that argument about the phone and also the way the printer at work kept jamming and the time you found that thing in your kid’s backpack and – oh man – do you remember writing and sending that email you swore you’d never send? What if you took all the things that could have happened, and turned them round and round like a kaleidoscope, tethering unremarkable moments and half-memories into whole new narratives? This is the world of Then, Of Course, All The Things Happened. One play, countless variations.
This Isn't Helping is a true comedic account of my experience with burn-out after a long career as a a creative arts therapist which peaked after the events of 9/11. I performed the original version in the 2017 Speak Up! Rise Up! Storytelling Festival, The 2018 Whitefire Solo Theater Festival in Sherman Oaks, CA, at The Wilson Performing Arts Center in Red Oak, IA, The Conservatory NJ in Trenton, NJ, The Tank in NYC and The Performing Arts Studio in Port Jefferson, NY. I have revised it since its original version, with new material and reworking of the original narrative
The Jew in the Ashram is a poignant, funny, and lightly interactive solo show about cultural exchange, spiritual healing and identity. As a young woman, Amanda Miller travels from New York City to an ashram in India to overcome her struggles with mental health. Under the guidance of Purnima, an exuberant Indian guru, Amanda is immersed in traditional yoga practices that provoke reflections on prayer, Jewish summer camp, and the role of Judaism in the lives of her late father, David, and his biological mother, Esther, a Holocaust survivor he never met. At select moments, the audience is invited to move, chant, and reflect on their own spiritual journeys and identities—the ones we inherit and the ones we make for ourselves.Here's the show website: www.thejewinintheashram.com.
Colleen Hindsley writes and tells stories in NYC. She has been featured on podcasts such as Risk!, Tall Tales in the Big City, and Elizabeth Gilbert's Magic Lessons. That’s Not How It Happened, Colleen’s solo show about growing up in an Irish Pub, debuted at the New York International Fringe Festival in 2018 and was featured at Fringe Festivals across the US and Canada in Summer 2019.DC Metro Theatre News calls the show "funny, sweet, and poignant. Hindsley's gift is to take the quotidian antics of her big Irish Catholic family and weave them into a fine narrative punctuated by snippets of pop songs, hilarious insights, and an unending search for self-esteem. 4 Stars!"
Join us on an adventure to find the far-out, far-flung, and forgotten people, places, and stories of the past. ODD SALON brings their evening series of cocktail hour mini-lectures to New York featuring short talks from the odd corners of history, science, art, and adventure. From legends of lost cities to masters of art forgery, engineering failures to murderous sideshow performers, daring heists, questionable taxidermy, and tales of epic revenge.
Featuring award-winning Dominic McHale and Kevin Short, direct from the Edinburgh Festival, Zombie Zoo combines film, drama, humor, music, song, even dance. A partially sane imprisoned zombie tries outwitting his zookeeper captor. Their relationship hovers between compassion and vitriol until the surprise denouement, which must not be revealed, or zombies will devour your brains! In short, a Halloween Multimedia Zombiefest.
Stand Up and Take Your Clothes Off! features NYC's funniest female comics and sassiest burlesque acts. Past performers have been featured in films, seen on TV, and perform at venues all over the world. This is a fast paced sexy show, exploding with talent.October Show lineup includes:Lauren VinoIrene MoralesRaquel D'ApiceTiny Twist (Tiny D & Ginger Twist)Fem AppealClara CoquetteMandarine Moon-FlyDJ Venatrix and kitten Miss Frankie EleanorHosted by Jillaine Gill and special guest Divina Gransparkle
A new solo play about his and hers. And hers. And his. And sex. And love. And therapy. Kate has everything she’s ever dreamed of. So does Kate’s husband’s girlfriend. With a poly-therapist and the sex-positive ethos of The Ethical Slut, she embarks on a riveting and wickedly funny sexcapade of exploration, self-discovery, and true love through a polyamorous relationship.
To Free a Mockingbird is a raw mix of stand up comedy and traditional storytelling. Weaving together a story of her family’s history of immigration to America and her parent’s childhood, she combines humor and heartache. TFAM follows the story of Grace’s upbringing, her move to New York City from a small town, and her journey back home.
Funny Women of a Certain Age Comedy is a show straight from the unfettered mouths and uninhibited minds of the funniest, most daring, most experienced people in comedy: the women that have seen it all. They’ve raised children both on and off the road with big hairy club bouncers cradling their babies while onstage. These women have stayed in comedy condos where you don’t want to use a blacklight on anything. They’ve been told women aren’t funny and asked to trade sexual favors for work. Trust us, they have A LOT to say, and they say it hysterically. Women of a Certain Age Comedy: created and produced by veteran comedian Carole Montgomery A comedy show for the ages. Female comics who tell it like it is cause they just don't give a crap anymore
As his life falls apart around him, an apprehensive 32 year old packs the last decade of his life into boxes and flees Carroll Gardens for the most uninviting and remote-looking neighborhood on the subway map, to live out his days like a dollar store Jean des Esseintes.
David Lawson is a fool standing alone onstage judging people who are seeking The White House. The only qualification he has? He's read their books. Join Lawson as he takes a deep dive into campaign books written by ten 2020 presidential contenders.
"Oops I Did It Again!" join brASS: Brown RadicalAss Burlesque and their Friends for an evening of storytelling: embodied, full-bodied, disembodied -- bringing together some of NYC's funniest fiercest performers. Storytelling through words, sounds, and naked bodies, aka an evening of comedy, music and burlesque! See YOU there.for more info: IG: @ brassburlesqueFB: www.facebook.com/brassburlesque(photo of Una Aya Osato photo by Stacie Joy) "Oops I Did It Again!" is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by LMCC.
"If everything you drew became real, where would your imagination take you?"A charismatic clown discovers magic chalk that makes everything he draws come to life in this fantastical one-man show guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages! A non-verbal physical comedy in the style of the great silent-film era comedians, Chalk is a goofy testament to the power of a childlike imagination, and a moving exploration of the adult search for romantic love and connection.Critics call CHALK:"A Simple, Generous, Touching Show For Everyone" ???? - Broadway Baby"Wildly Entertaining & Incredibly Moving" BEST BET - Theater Is Easy"Clever, Theatrical Magic" - Center on the AisleCharlie Chaplin meets Harold and the Purple Crayon in this whimsical romp guaranteed to "Draw You In." ALEX CURTIS – (creator. / performer.)Alex Curtis is a professional actor performing in theater, film, and television. Alex's clown work has been featured in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the New York Clown Theatre Festival, the Gotham Storytelling Festival, FRIGID New York, and the 10 Foot Rat Cabaret. Other career highlights include playing a house-hunter on a reality TV show (not real, btw), appearing on the ABC prime-time crime drama 'FOREVER', and landing a co-starring role on an episode of award-winning CBS drama ‘Blue Bloods’. He hosts the podcast ‘Stop Waiting Tables’ where he interviews creatives about making art and making a living and has a recurring role on the web series ‘Love In NY’ (named 'Best of the Web' by FUNNY OR DIE). Alex earned his MFA in acting from Brown University/Trinity Repertory Company. He lives in Brooklyn with his cactus and action figure collection. More details at alexmcurtis.com. Caitlin Ryan O’Connell (director) is a theatre director and teaching artist. She has worked with The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, LCT3, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Trinity Repertory Company, and Clubbed Thumb. In 2010, she conceived and directed A World of Girls, an original play based on interviews with teenage girls from twenty-two countries worldwide. Caitlin is a 2016/2017 Clubbed Thumb directing fellow and a former directing intern at Actors Theatre of Louisville. She has trained with the National Theater Institute, St. Petersburg Theatre Arts Academy, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Simon McBurney’s Complicite and the NY Neofuturists. She is a teaching artist with The International Theatre and Literacy Project and works in Rwanda to devise theatre with Rwandan youth. Caitlin is an alumna of Wellesley College and a graduate of the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Directing class of 2016. Mike Kirsch (choreographer) is a NYC based producer, director and choreographer. His film and video productions, which he produces, directs and choreographs have been seen by millions across the globe. He has directed and choreographed productions for MTV, ABC, SeaWorld, Bloomingdale’s, L’Oréal, Sabra Hummus, and for Shellac in Times Square during New York Fashion Week. Most recently his dance film “Public Displays” was selected and featured at the prestigious Lincoln Center for the Arts’ Dance on Film Festival. His work has also been featured numerous times on The Today’s Show, in The New York Times and The Huffington Post. www.MikeKirsch.org
From cannibals in Papau New Guinea to Christians in Mississippi, David has been chased, interrogated and sometimes even welcomed to pray together in his search for a solution to the tribalism tearing our country apart.
Michele Carlo grew up a double-outlier: a redheaded, freckle-faced Puerto Rican in an Italian/Irish Bronx neighborhood who was too “white” for some of her family…and a mystery to nearly everyone else. By turns heartbreaking and humorous, the personal stories of her search for identity interweave with traditional Puerto Rican folktales and unfold like a runaway subway train—for a unique first-generation Latinx—and American narrative.
This is a short master class which covers the basics of storytelling for performance. It is perfect for dipping your toes into storytelling waters for the first time, or a quick brush up on your skills if you’re a seasoned pro. The class consists of exercises that will help you identify and refine a story. Everyone will get to practice telling a story with a partner and a few volunteers will get the chance to perform their stories for the full group and receive in-depth feedback from their instructor and classmates.
This is a short master class which covers how and why storytelling is an invaluable tool for communication and influence. Participants will be guided in applying the principles of compelling storytelling to communicate more effectively on the job. Brief lectures and hands-on exercises focus on bringing an emotionally resonant arc to brand biographies, personal anecdotes for professional networking, and vision-into-action stories. Whether it be talking about important projects, selling a product, selling oneself to a client or at a job interview, crafting stories for grant proposals, or when talking to the press, storytelling is a tool that helps people deliver important messages in a way is that is clear, compelling and memorable.The class consists of exercises that will help you identify and refine a story; everyone will get to practice telling a story with a partner and a few volunteers will get the chance to perform their stories for the full group receive in-depth feedback from their instructor and classmates.