Solo/Storytelling

Take a journy with one of our visionary Storytellers!

Upcoming Events
 
  • Tuesday January 21st 9:00PM
  • The Open Mic at Under St. Marks
  • $5 Tickets always Available at the door. At The Mic Under St. Marks the focus is the stage! Sign-ups get 7 minutes to try anything in one of the most supportive rooms in New York City. Whether it’s a performance art piece, comedy, music, storytelling, dance, or something entirely off the top of your head, you'll find a home in the attentive welcoming community at UNDER St. Marks.
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  • Wednesday January 22nd 9:00PM
  • Hospitality Excluded
  • Bartenders Matt and Julian rant, tell stories, and ask questions all about bartending. Improvisers and more will then come perform based on the things that are discussed.Special guest: Ailin from TetsuPerformances by Hannah Harward, The Regulars, and Beautiful Dreamers.
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  • Wednesday February 5th 9:00PM
  • Smut Slam
  • Smut Slam is a storytelling competition based in real life, real lust, real sex. With sexy prizes from sponsors Njoy and Babeland, Smut Slammers sign up to tell a 5 minute dirty story, judged by a different panel of celebrity judges like sex party curators, erotica writers, storytelling hosts, and more! Voyeurs can still participate also with the Fuckbucket, divulging secrets anonymously or digging deep with questions, with a chance to win the coveted Njoy toy at the end of the evening.Smut Slam is queer-friendly, kink-friendly AND vanilla-friendly, fat-friendly, poly-friendly . . . we are very friendly. We welcome people with all types and amounts of sexual experiences to our space, and consent is key. SMUT SLAM was CREATED by Cameryn Moore, an award-winning playwright/performer, sex activist and educator. Find Cameryn being NSFW on Facebook, or at www.camerynmoore.com Smut Slam NYC is hosted by FRIGID's own Tess Henry.
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  • Sunday February 9th 5:30PM
  • Stage Presents Presents: A Birthday Poetry Reading
  • FRIGID NEW YORK PRESENTS: STAGE PRESENTSA Birthday Poetry Party Trip Around the Sun Sunday, February 9th Doors open 5:00 PMShow starts 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM 85 E 4th Street, Kraine Theatre  Cake & Pizza Poetry Party $5 Admission Hosted by Jennifer Juneau and Company
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  • Sunday February 23rd 10:00AM
  • SPECIAL EVENT: 90-minute Storytelling Master Class
  • FRIGID New York and The Story Studio present Two Storytelling Master Classeswith Story Studio Instructor Cyndi Freeman as part of the FRIGID Festival 90-minute Storytelling Master Class with Instructor Cyndi Freeman of The Story StudioSunday, 2/23/19, 10:00AM – 11:30 AM 90-minute Storytelling for Business Master Class with Instructor Cyndi Freeman of The Story StudioSunday, 2/23/19, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM$15 per class  @ The Kraine Theater85 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003www.frigid.nycThis class 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.10:00AM – 11:30 AM – 90 minutes  90-minute Storytelling for Business Master Class with Instructor Cyndi Freeman of The Story StudioThis class covers how and why storytelling is an invaluable tool for communication in business settings. 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 is used for talking about important projects, selling a product, selling oneself to a client or hiring manager, crafting stories for grant proposals, or talking to the press, storytelling is a tool that helps people deliver important messages in a way 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 and receive in-depth feedback from their instructor and classmates.11:30 AM – 1:00 PM -  90 MinutesAbout the Instructor Cyndi Freeman has over 20 years of experience as a storyteller and 10 years of experience as a storytelling instructor, leading classes in storytelling for business, performance and personal growth.An expert teacher of storytelling for business, she has presented storytelling workshops for a range of organizations including Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and nonprofit groups around the world. Past clients include GE, ZenDesk, Janssen: Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, UNICEF – USA, The 9/11 Tribute Museum, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and The New York Public Library.In addition to her work with The Story Studio, Ms. Freeman has won numerous grants, which have allowed her to work with the elderly, teaching them to craft stories as a way of encouraging them to share their life experiences with others. Her performing credits include performing solo shows at festivals around the world and telling stories at live shows like RISK!, The Moth and The Liar Show. Her television credits include Stories from The Stage (PBS) and The Colbert Report (Comedy Central).About The Story StudioThe Story Studio is an organization that teaches the art of storytelling, with help from some of the most accomplished storytellers across the country. We provide friendly, expert training to help you turn the most meaningful events of your life into unforgettable narratives. We hold regularly scheduled classes in New York City, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and online. Corporate workshops and other specialty classes are held throughout the world. Founded in 2011 by Kevin Allison, the host and creator of the critically acclaimed RISK! podcast, The Story Studio believes that the stories we tell not only define us, but also define our world. For more info, please visit www.thestorystudio.org.
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  • Wednesday March 11th 7:00PM
  • Monthly Muse
  • MUSE is a place for actors and playwrights to receive a safe and encouraging place to experiment with new works in progress. Each playwright signs up for a 20 minute slot to work a 10 minute scene from their latest work.  Actors hone their cold reading skills, putting the scene up on its feet and providing feedback.  Through MUSE, creatives can meet, collaborate, and grow as artists!  Come meet your new artistic home.  Facilitated by Chris Rivera (they/them).
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  • Tuesday April 28th 7:00PM
  • Shout and Feel It!!!
  • Winner of the First of May Award 2019, The Bindlestiff Family Circus proudly presents the New York premiere of: "Shout and Feel It!" Written and Performed by Japanese Clown Extraordinaire Mariko Iwasa Blending her signature style of slapstick comedy and dance, Iwasa portrays a personal ragtag journey of discovery, despair and getting lost in translation. Reawakening the spirit of Lower East Side vaudeville against the rushing clang of a once world famous circus train, Iwasa's story will captivate audiences of all ages! A tribute to the clown in all of us!
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