THE FUTURE OF STORYTELLING

A Panel discussion featuring performers, producers and innovative minds from the NY Storytelling scene. Moderated by Brad Lawrence Panelists include: Ben Lillie (Story Collider) Martin Dockery (The Dark Fantasic)...

Brad Lawrence: Brad Lawrence?s credits include, The Moth Mainstage, Podcast and hosting for the Moth StorySLAMS, he is also the first storyteller to win back-to back Moth GrandSLAMS. In addition he is the host of Best In Show with Blaise Kearsley, co-producer and host of Nafarious Laboratory, he is both a member and featured storyteller with The BTK Band and a regular at such shows as The Liar Show, Adam Wade?s Super Stories, Seth Lind?s Told, The Soundtrack Series, The Risk Podcast, And I Am Not Lying and How I Learned. In addition, his solo show, Monsters In The Wood, was presented in the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival to critical acclaim. He has co-produced and performed in storytelling and variety shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, South By Southwest Interactive, and in conjunction with WBUR, USA Network, and Grant?s Whiskey. He also performs burlesque as Handsome Brad and works in burlesque productions throughout NYC including Epic Win Burlesque, Hotsy Totsy Burlesque and Kitty Nights Burlesque.

 

Martin Dockery: Brooklyn-based Martin Dockery spends the majority of the year touring his six one-person shows through Canada, Australia, the UK, and the US. He has won ?Best of Fest? awards at theater festivals in Vancouver, Ottawa, New York, Orlando, London, Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Victoria, San Francisco, and Adelaide. He?s performed at The Melbourne Comedy Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, and twice headlined the London Storytelling Festival in England. Dockery has also written and toured three plays with Vanessa Quesnelle across North American. He has an MFA in playwriting from Columbia University. For more, visit: www.MartinDockery.com

 

Nisse Greenberg is an educator and storyteller. He teaches storytelling with The Moth, and narratives of Mathematics with the School of Making Thinking. He is the co-founder of Drawn Out Storytelling - a storytelling show where stories are presented with visual art and music, and the founder of Bad Feelings - a show exploring the stories that we don't like to tell. He also co-hosts VHS Presents - a show where storytellers tell the stories behind video artifacts from their past, and curates the storytelling programming for The Tank. His playground is at nissegreenberg.com where some of his art can be seen and interacted with.

 

Maggie Cino won the FringeNYC 2012 Overall Excellence Award in Playwriting for her full length play, Decompression. Her one woman short, Ascending Bodily, is published by the New York Theater Experience, and her contribution to Piper McKenzie's Dainty Cadaver project This Is a Brick is published in the Midway Journal.   Warm Enough for Swimming, her full length play about family and the financial crisis, was a semi-finalist for the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwrights conference; a wildly successful production was part of FringeNYC 2014 and the FringeNYC Encore Series.  She has co-created and performed material for numerous productions, including No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Show That Made Vaudeville Famous (Theater For the New City, NYC) Moliere's Monster (Ohio Theater, NYC) and Tramp!: A Clown Show (Nationwide Tour). Very selected stage acting credits include Faith, Hope and Charity (The Public Theater, NYC), Brandywine Distillery Fire (Incubator Arts Project), and Word to No One (Camden People's Theater, London). Professional voice over credits include narration for educational sex ed videos and voices for Todd Soldonz's Life During Wartime. She is a Senior Producer, story coach, and director for the Peabody and MACEI award-winning organization, The Moth.

 

Ben Lillie is a high-energy particle physicist who left the ivory tower for the wilds of New York's theater district. He now writes and performs stories about science and being a scientist, and is a Moth StorySLAM champion. He also writes for TED.com, and likes to say that life is different now, largely because it is.

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