Gotham Storytelling Festival

Neither an election nor a pandemic can stop the ninth annual Gotham Storytelling Festival. Opening with an Election Night Story Special, this year’s fest is sure to touch on the good, the bad, and the most outrageous of 2020. Whether you’re looking to escape into someone else’s story, to commiserate with an artist, or to dive into what makes this year so insufferable, Gotham has something for you. Join legendary hitters like Ophira Eisenberg and Jamie Brickhouse as well as new friends like Stori Ayers and Matt Panesh for an international event that’s sure to alleviate some of the year’s aches. 



Upcoming Events
 
  • The Kraine Theater
  • Saturday August 7th 08:00PM
  • There Will Be No Miracles Here | Created and Performed by Mike Daisey
  • Tonight Mike Daisey tells a delicate, intricately braided story of found families, old grudges, and metaphysics made tangible in flesh and blood. An intricate heist story will be told that challenges our sense of what is real and what is not, all set against the  impossible dancing on the head of a pin on a hot summer night.Mike Daisey, who has been called “the master storyteller” and “one of the finest solo performers of his generation” by The New York Times, is the preeminent monologist in the American theater today.Praise for Mike Daisey at the Kraine:"He is outstanding. These were startling and stirring words, the kind that hogtie your attention. They are worth having Daisey, and live theater, back for."The New York Times"I felt home again—listening to a talented storyteller spin a version of a year not entirely unlike the one I had just spent, felt really, really good."The Washington Post"Amid all the laughs, there’s a lucid lesson here. Mike Daisey singlehandedly redefines the concept of mansplaining. He strips the practice of its condescension and defensiveness and turns it into a conscientious and humble discipline of self-examination as a man."DC Metro ArtsClick here to view the program(This link will take you to the program for the most recent Mike Daisey event. Programs for upcoming performances launch on the date of the show)Our In House Covid Guidelines**All in attendance must adhere to the COVID guidelines that apply to this show. Vaccines will be required for all audience members, staff, and performers. You can prove your vaccination status (two weeks past final dose by show day) using your vaccine card or your Excelsior App. We do not accept photos of vaccine cards. Masks are welcome and encouraged. We will be conducting contact tracing at the door. We will be seating at limited capacity. Our theaters are equipped with a ventilation system capable of completely replacing the air in the space every ten minutes. Surfaces are sanitized regularly.**
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  • The Kraine Theater
  • Friday August 27th 07:00PM
  • The Reparations Show
  • WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR US LATELY?If you don’t have a good answer, we’ll send you our Venmo username.The Reparations Show is a variety show that will center stories created by and about Black and Indigenous artists. This weekly show kicks off on Juneteenth as part of FRIGID New York’s Queerly Festival, and each week will be hosted by a different BIPOC artist. The show is the brainchild of Erez Ziv, managing artistic director of FRIGID New York, and Kevin R. Free, the Curator of The Queerly Festival. It was created as a way to offer paid opportunities for BIPOC artists. Besides featuring work by these artists, each episode will include a segment called “This Week in Reparations” that examines an organization’s statement of solidarity with the #BLACKLIVESMATTER movement and keeps track of the work they have done toward that goal since releasing the statement. **All in attendance must adhere to the COVID guidelines that apply to this show. Vaccines will be required for all audience members, staff, and performers. You can prove your vaccination status (two weeks past final dose by show day) using your vaccine card or your Excelsior App. We do not accept photos of vaccine cards. Masks are welcome and encouraged. We will be conducting contact tracing at the door. We will be seating at limited capacity with space between parties. Our theaters are equipped with a ventilation system capable of completely replacing the air in the space every ten minutes. Surfaces are sanitized regularly.**You can watch the show right here, or join us on Facebook Live to send us comments!
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  • The Kraine Theater
  • Thursday November 4th 07:00PM
  • Planet of the Grapes Live on Stage
  • This critically acclaimed multimedia mashup of puppetry, live music, toy theater, and the original "Planet of the Apes" film comes to life on stage with digital projection and the tale of a bunch of astronauts who find themselves stranded on a strange, distant planet ruled by speaking grapes. Music by Michael Harren. Directed by Michole Biancosino. Created by Peter Michael Marino. www.planetgrapeshow.com**All in attendance must adhere to the COVID guidelines that apply to this show. Vaccines will be required for all audience members, staff, and performers. You can prove your vaccination status (two weeks past final dose by show day) using your vaccine card or your Excelsior App. We do not accept photos of vaccine cards. Masks are welcome and encouraged. We will be conducting contact tracing at the door. We will be seating at limited capacity with space between parties. Our theaters are equipped with a ventilation system capable of completely replacing the air in the space every ten minutes. Surfaces are sanitized regularly.**
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