For this special anniversary edition, returning alums Ariel Mahler and Molly Touger will swap true-life tales with newbies Gabriel Berezin and Courtney Frances Fallon. Let’s learn a bit more about our switched-up storytellers, shall we:
Gabriel Berezin is a singer, songwriter and musician. He formed and fronted the band, Monuments for 12 years and recorded three original albums, touring the country numerous times. Conceptually the material varied between love and loss, fate, consciousness, cults, paradoxes, and anything else that falls under the umbrella of science fiction. Gabe has never been shy about telling stories, both at social gatherings and at home where he diaries regularly like a teenager in a John Hughes movie. After a hiatus from song-writing, he’s enjoying the freedom to tell a tale without the pressure of rhyme, or the rigidity of verses and choruses.
Courtney Frances Fallon recently relocated to the city from Western New York (Buffalo). She is a writer, performer, and director best known for You Know This Girl – a one woman satire of Girls Gone Wild culture which was performed in over a dozen cities. In January, her Vagina Postcards photo series and performance art piece Look At Me were included in the anti-Trump art show “Hands OFF My Cuntry” and now you can see her vagina lighting up a cigarette in the Huffington Post. Next she’ll be participating in the Kennedy Center Summer Playwriting Intensive. www.courtneyfrancesfallon.com.
Ariel Mahler is a writer and director who has recently made the not-so-smooth yet terribly exciting transition from theater into film. Their most recent project, Façades, centers a nonbinary trans person who falls in love with a drag queen. Hilarity and drama ensure. This spring, Ariel is working on several exciting projects, including a play to be performed in Brooklyn’s Trans Theater Fest, an independent feature film, and Dixon Place’s HOT! Festival, which they are co-curating. Thanks for coming to support this kooky and fun group of storytellers! Enjoy the show!
After stints as a journalist, publicist, backwaiter, nonprofit writer, kayak guide, and instructional designer, Molly Touger is about to embark on an MFA in creative nonfiction, a move heavily inspired by the folks at No You Tell It. She plans to thank and blame them for whatever comes next 😉
Wondering what is switched-up storytelling? Watch and see: