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Meet Our Storytellers for the Q-Boro Lit Crawl: Forest Hills

See you this Thursday at the Forest Hills Q-Boro Literary Crawl. Come visit us at our venue: Reef (108-02 72nd Avenue). Sad news, it’s our last live show until fall. GREAT NEWS, it’s a whopper!

10 NYTI alums are coming back to switch-up their story with a new partner. Meet our storytellers below and click here to get your tickets.

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Leg 1: 7-8pm

James Ford swaps stories w/ Alex Gray

Sydney Beveridge swaps w/ Bard Hovenga

Leg 2: 8:15-9:15pm

Molly Touger swaps stories w/ Jessica Cannon

Laura Forer swaps w/ Mark Woollett

Leg 3: 9:30-10:30

Ryan Holmes swaps stories w/ Kahle Alford

 

Leg 1 Bios

Alexandra Gray is a Brooklyn-based writer and performer whose original work has been staged at St. Ann’s Warehouse, LaMama E.T.C., One Arm Red, HERE Arts Center, IRT Theater, among other venues. She spent 10 years as a founding member of the multi-media slapstick ensemble Six Characters and three with sketch trio Booby Hatch. Her writing has been published in the inaugural issue of ‘Girl Crush Zine’, as well as numerous online publications

James Ford is a performer, writer, and designer based in NYC. He recently travelled across the country with the EveryHere Logistics Night Market, creating immersive art in the back of box trucks. Other recent appearances include The Rakes Die, Biter (Everytime I Turn Around), The Dreary Coast, Speakeasy Dollhouse, Wilde Nights, and Novacation. He was a regular on the sci-fi show Pioneer One and appears frequently in commercials. Learn more at ejimford.com

Sydney Beveridge has interviewed a judo Olympian at a grappling session, played a cruel waitress in a radio drama, and channeled Cher to explain census data. She communicates demographics, software, and stories for SocialExplorer.com. Working for the Corporation for Independent Media and independently, she has produced stories for BBC Radio, WNYC, SiriusXM, Third Coast International Audio Festival, and Public Radio Exchange. She is also assisting with the development of a stage play inspired by outsider artist Henry Darger. As a standup comic, she participated in the She Devil Comedy Festival and co-hosts Free Mic Fridays at QED Astoria.

Bard Hovenga is a special education teacher and writer from Colorado Springs. His work has appeared in Newtown Literary. He currently lives in Sunnyside, Queens, with his fiancée, Monica, and their two dogs, Killian and Riisy-girl.

Leg 2 Bios

Laura Forer would like to thank her parents for putting her through journalism school and is grateful for this one night since graduation that she’s been able to use those writing skills. She would also like to thank her fourth grade teacher for casting her as a little pig in the school play in order to prepare her for tonight’s performance. And lastly, she would like to thank Oren for leaving the house tonight and Charlie for depriving her of just enough sleep to keep her mind sharp.

Known as “Wild Buffalo” during his childhood as a member of Indian Guides, Mark Woollett has acted and directed professionally in more than 50 productions, including 21 of Shakespeare’s 37 plays. Recently, he played both Jesus and Stephen Hawking in Deborah Zoe Laufer’s End Days. For nearly ten years, he was in residence at Shakespeare & Company in the Berkshires working as a teacher, producer and administrator as well as acting in seventeen productions. More than anything, he adores his wife Candace and enjoys reading to her every night before bed.

Jessica Cannon is a New York City based actress and voiceover artist whose voice can be heard in national television commercials and radio spots for major brands such as Twizzlers, ALL, Schick, Beggin’ Strips, Gerber, Coffee Mate, Clear Shampoo, Smirnoff Ice, Nesquik, and many others. Her work also includes voicing promos, cartoons and video games. If you’re young enough, you may remember her from your potty training days as the host of Potty Power, the number two best-selling potty-training DVD on Amazon (no pun intended, Elmo beat us to the number one spot).

Molly Touger is a Bostonian turned Brooklynite who has, over the course of her career, worked as a journalist, barista, publicist, instructional designer, and busboy. She recently returned from a year serving as communications manager and kayak guide for a nonprofit language school in Mexico’s Zona Maya. Among her favorite things about that job were apprising visitors of the fact that the Maya aren’t dead.

Leg 3 Bios

Kahle Alford is an Associate Prose Editor for The Literary Review. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson and studied at Tisch’s Experimental Theatre Wing while earning her BFA in Acting from NYU. She can be found writing poetry somewhere between Brooklyn and Nashville with her basset hound.

Ryan Holmes hosts the popular entertainment podcast BlazinRy Radio. NYC theatre credits include SLAM: A Graffiti Musical at New York Theatre Barn, Peace Warriors at Fordham – Lincoln Center, Blocked: A Play About One Man at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, and the award-winning cabarets Hot Mess in Manhattan and The Rescignos, both at The Duplex. Visit blazinryradio.com.

 

Note: Morgan Pielli and Nelson Lugo couldn’t join us for this Lit-Crawl. However, you can listen to Morgan’s story “Midget” in Episode 9 of our podcast. Nelson’s story “Crazy Sad” is featured in Episode 16.

Meet Our “No Vacancy” Storytellers

Mar 23 2016 @ 7:00PM

Meet our switched-up “No Vacancy” storytellers! See you on Wed at Jimmy’s No. 43 – click here to RSVP.

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Sydney Beveridge has interviewed a judo Olympian at a grappling session, played a cruel waitress in a radio drama, and channeled Cher to explain census data. She communicates demographics, software, and stories for SocialExplorer.com. Working for the Corporation for Independent Media and independently, she has produced stories for BBC Radio, WNYC, SiriusXM, Third Coast International Audio Festival, and Public Radio Exchange. She is also assisting with the development of a stage play inspired by outsider artist Henry Darger. As a standup comic, she participated in the She Devil Comedy Festival and co-hosts Free Mic Fridays at QED Astoria.

Laura Forer would like to thank her parents for putting her through journalism school and is grateful for this one night since graduation that she’s been able to use those writing skills. She would also like to thank her fourth grade teacher for casting her as a little pig in the school play in order to prepare her for tonight’s performance. And lastly, she would like to thank Oren for leaving the house tonight and Charlie for depriving her of just enough sleep to keep her mind sharp.

Bard Hovenga is a special education teacher and writer from Colorado Springs. His work has appeared in Newtown Literary. He currently lives in Sunnyside, Queens, with his fiancée, Monica, and their two dogs, Killian and Riisy-girl.

Liz Simons is a comedian, writer, and actress based in New York. She performs stand up all over NYC and produces and hosts the popular monthly show “Laugh It Up, Astoria!” with Jenn Wehrung at Q.E.D. in Astoria. She can be seen in all three seasons of Broad City. She has written for Oxygen.com and independently founded the pop culture blog TheDVRFiles.com where Jason Priestley once called her “really funny.” Liz grew up in Massachusetts and is a graduate of Duke University. She is also a very avid, very average runner whose goal is run a marathon in every state! Find out more about her at lizsimons.com.

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Mar 23 2016 @ 7:00PM

Jimmy's No. 43 (43 East 7th between 2nd and 3rd Ave)

Moons and Goochers

Vern-o, no one believes that crap about moons and goochers anymore, it’s baby stuff! Now come on, flip again.

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We had our kick-off story meeting last night for No, YOU Tell It! “No Vacancy” on March 23rd! The switched-up storytellers we booked for the show met each other for the first time and brought in rough drafts of their true-life tales inspired by the theme “No Vacancy.”

Each installment of No, YOU Tell It! features stories inspired by a different theme, such as “Three Strikes” or “Temper, Temper,” and part of the excitement is seeing how four people interpret that idea in unique and personal ways.

Last night, for the first time, all four storytellers brought in stories about the SAME THING. But so incredibly not the same, as each story reflected their varied takes and experiences. Still, weeeeird…

Their first drafts are so great – we’re calling it a MOON. No Goochers here, baby!

Want to know what the stories were all about? Save the date, March 23rd, for No, YOU Tell It! “No Vacancy” 7 p.m. at Jimmy’s No. 43, FREE, with switched-up stories from Sydney Beveridge (Free Mic Fridays at Q.E.D.), Laura Epstein Forer (ParentalLeaveLetter), Bard Hovenga (Newtown Literary Issue #7), and Liz Simons (Laugh It Up, Astoria!)

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Jimmy's No. 43, 43 East 7th between 2nd & 3rd

Live Shows in 2016!

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2016 is fast approaching and we know you want to SAVE THE DATES for our upcoming No, YOU Tell It! shows performed live at Jimmy’s No. 43.  All shows at FREE and at 7pm on:

  • March 23rd
  • June 8th
  • Sept 14th
  • Nov 9th

Switched-up storytellers and themes to be announced soon!

 

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Meet Our ‘Temper, Temper’ Storytellers

Nov 17 2015 @ 7:00PM

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Meet our switched-up storytellers for tonight’s ‘Temper, Temper’ show! Plus, special guest NYTI alum and fun friend Colby Black, story trivia giveaway, and more…

7 pm at Jimmy’s No. 43! FREE. RSVP via Facebook.

Gloria Beth Amodeo can eat a lot of food. She once put back 18 scoops of ice cream in 8 minutes. If you would like to challenge her to a pasta or donut eating contest, please tweet her @gloriousbeth. Her fiction, reviews and interviews have appeared in Helping Orphans Worldwide (H.O.W.) JournalCarrier PigeonPublisher’s WeeklyThe Literary Review, and elsewhere.

Elizabeth Jaeger is currently finishing up an MFA degree in creative writing at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is in the process of writing a memoir about her experience trekking in Nepal with a young Nepalese boy. She is an assistant editor atThe Literary Review and she has been published in Eire Ireland and in the Literary Explorer. She lives in New Jersey with her spouse and her son, who loves it when she writes essays about him and his quirky comments and experiences. Read more at: http://elizabethmjaeger.blogspot.com/

Morgan Pielli is a cartoonist, writer, and storyteller. He’s the host of the storytelling open mic SIX MINUTE SAGA on the second Thursday of the month at The Experiment Gallery in Williamsburg. He’s also the co-host of the storytelling and live therapy show RELATIONSHiT on the second Friday of the month at QED in Astoria, and the co-host the storytelling podcast WHEN LAST WE LEFT OUR PODCAST. Morgan’s performed on RISK! LIVE, WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF?, TALES FROM THE COSMOS, and YUM’S THE WORD. For show dates and to buy his comic books, visit him online at MorganStory.com.

 

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Nov 17 2015 @ 7:00PM

Jimmy's No. 43, 43 East 7th Street (between 2nd and 3rd ave)

Save the Date for No, YOU Tell It! ‘Temper, Temper’

Nov 17 2015 @ 7:00PM

 

The creative wheels are turning as we prepare for our next live switched-up storytelling show…

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We are holding our breath until you SAVE THE DATE for No, YOU Tell It! ‘Temper, Temper’ on Tuesday, Nov 17th!

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Nov 17 2015 @ 7:00PM

Jimmy's No. 43 (43 East 7th Street)

Meet our ‘3 Strikes’ Storytellers

Sep 16 2015 @ 7:00PM

Get to know our switched-up storytellers for tomorrow night’s team-up with TLR show!

Kahle Alford has an MFA in Creative Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson. She studied at Tisch’s Experimental Theatre Wing while earning her BFA in Acting from NYU. Favorite things include: working with TLR, playing Sarah Connor in Terminator the Second, and being married to David. She can be found writing poetry somewhere between Brooklyn and Nashville with her basset hound writing partner.

Daniel Mahler is a Boston-area transplant living in Astoria, Queens. He is an actor, theater educator, playwright, and human ecologist, who is thrilled to be presenting in his first ever “No You Tell It” Workshop Performance! Daniel co-runs a nonprofit summer theater company in Bar Harbor, Maine, the Harborside Shakespeare Company. He is a proud alumnus of College of the Atlantic (also in Bar Harbor,) and Emerson, in Boston. He is also very excited to be writing and producing an original webseries titled “Façades,” which chronicles the stories of gender conforming and gender nonconforming artists in the city.

Tim Waldron is the author of the short-story collection WORLD TAKES published by Word Riot Press. He is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s MFA program and is the Online Fiction Editor of The Literary Review.

Jenn Wehrung is a stand-up comic, actor, singer, writer, teacher, dog lover and dancer. OK, that last one is a stretch but… She produces and hosts Laugh It Up, Astoria! a monthly comedy show at QED: A Place To Show & Tell and won the countywide storytelling competition in 6th Grade.

No, YOU Tell It! 3 Strikes
Sept 16th 7PM
Jimmy’s no. 43 (43 E. 7th St. New York, NY 10003)
FREE

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Sep 16 2015 @ 7:00PM

Jimmy’s no. 43 (43 E. 7th St. New York, NY 10003)

Heading into Fall with 3 Strikes

Sep 16 2015 @ 7:00PM

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We’re excited to head into fall with  3 Strikes, taking place Sept.16th at 7PM (details here). We reached out to artist Sebastian Moya to create this striking image for the show. Here are his thoughts on the theme and his process:

When I heard the theme for this installment of No, You Tell It! my first thought was, of course, baseball.  But a very close second were three strikes sentencing laws, whereby repeat offenders receive harsher sentences after their third offense.  Such policies were enacted by 24 states in the mid-1990s as part of a “Tough on Crime” movement which led to our current rates of incarceration, the highest in the developed world.

At a time when public opinion is turning against these kinds of policies, this seemed like a timely subject.  The use of sporting terminology in criminal justice seems trivializing, so I thought mixing the two, by covering a prison cell with baseball wallpaper, would be suitably absurd.  Surrounding those that have “struck out” and landed in jail with antagonistic pitchers adds a more sinister note to the seemingly childish decoration though. On a more technical note, I’ve been meaning to learn to make repeat patterns and work more with vector art, so that definitely informed the illustration as well!

About the Artist: Sebastian Moya is a New York based cartoonist and librarian with a BA in Art and Linguistics from Swarthmore College and a Masters in Library Science from Pratt Institute.  He has provided illustrations for Murmuration Theater, MGSCOMM, authors, and researchers.  As a cataloger he has worked for Gap Inc., Clinique, the Guggenheim, and Smithsonian. His webcomic, comics.sebasm.com, updates weekly.

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Sep 16 2015 @ 7:00PM

Jimmy's No. 43, East 7th Street, New York, NY, United States, 40.728293, -73.98855100000003

Writing Residency at Fairleigh Dickinson Show

Last week, we were honored to do a No, YOU Tell It! show as part of the summer writing residency for Fairleigh Dickinson’s low-residency MFA program in Creative Writing.

No, YOU Tell It! “Stargazing” featured four alums of the program: Kahle Alford, Christopher Brown, Becky Fine-Firesheets, and Cory Johnston. They brought down the house with switched-up stories about an unexpected encounter at Comic Con, the limits of love, porcupines vs. wild turkeys, and an unfortunate ‘poop dance.’ Select audio from the evening will be available as part of our new NYTI podcast launching this fall!

Speaking of the Fall, SAVE THE DATE for NYTI “3 Strikes” on Sept 16th, 7 p.m. at Jimmy’s No. 43.

For this special edition, we are joining forces with The Literary Review, an international journal of contemporary writing published quarterly by FDU, to celebrate TLR’s new issue and the Brooklyn Book Festival. I am happy to announce that two of our switched-up storytellers are TLR greats:

Tim Waldron, the Online Fiction Editor of The Literary Review and author of the short-story collection WORLD TAKES published by Word Riot Press.

Kahle Alford, Associate Prose Editor of TLR who is back by popular demand after her amazing work both writing & performing in NYTI “Stargazing.”

They will swap nonfiction stories inspired by the theme “3 Strikes” with:

Jenn Wehrung, stand-up comedian and host of Laugh It Up, Astoria! 

Daniel Mahler, actor& co-founder of The Harborside Shakespeare Company

Want to keep up with all the No, YOU Tell It! happenings this fall?

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Three Year Anniversary Show

Jun 17 2015 @ 7:00PM

MEET OUR SWITCHED-UP STORYTELLERS

Next week, June 17th!, is our three-year anniversary show and very first FICTION EDITION. Click here for additional info and to RVSP.

Now let’s get to know the four fabulous NYTI alums who switched-up their true-life tales with us previously and are now busy taking on this new genre.

Jim Cairl is an actor, writer, and does a mean karaoke of It’s
The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine). 
Some of the more
recent shows he’s appeared in are Richard III, Death of a
Salesman, Flowers of Uptown
and Himmelreich. Jim
also penned a (very) short film that will be shot in July.

Jim won on the
television quiz show Jeopardy!, which is a story that he will tell
to anyone who listens until the day he dies. Lastly, he’d like to thank
Madeline, Ava, and Finn (his three lovely children) and Victoria (his very
patient wife) for putting up with his odd schedules and needing to be alone in
a quiet room for a while.

Katie Johnston has a BA in Theatre Arts from
Jacksonville University, and has had the pleasure of working for several years
in regional theatre.  After a LONG
hiatus, Katie made her way back to the stage for the first time in February
with No, YOU Tell It!’s “Revelation” showcase.
She was so thrilled to be invited back for the very first NYTI “Fiction
Edition.”  Katie is currently studying
Integrative Nutrition and is so grateful for the NYTI family for welcoming her
in and giving her an opportunity to continue to create and perform.

Raquel I.
Penzo
 is a Brooklyn, NY, native of Dominican
descent who has carved a career for herself as a writer, editor, and literary
event curator. She hosts the New Voices Reading Series each quarter in NYC and
works as a copywriter at Brooklyn Public Library. Raquel authored the
self-published My Ego Likes the Compliments…And Other Musings on
Writing, and the short stories, “Grey Matter” (Blue Lake Review),
“Perspective on a Murder” (Mason’s Road), “On a Blue Day” (You
Should Be Here), and “Enfermos” (Rose Red Review). An
anthology of works from participants of her reading series was released
on April 2014. Visit Raquel online at RaquelPenzo.com.

Todd Faulkner is the co-creator of the upcoming podcast Uncanny County (paranormal
tales in the form of modern radio plays, learn more on Twitter @UncannyCounty).
He also recently directed and co-wrote (with his wife, Nicole Greevy) the
independent pilot EXTREME
Parenting
, a comedy about hyper-competitive urban parents, and the
supernatural comedic webseries Exorcists
Local 667
 (Official
Selection: LA Independent TV Festival, SharpCuts (Ontario)) He appeared in No, YOU Tell It’s second
production, which was ironically titled “Firsts.”  Todd is
deep in revisions on his first novel, The
Big Wake
, and is gearing up to tackle the next one. Love to Nicole and
Griffin.

www.toddfaulkner.com

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Jun 17 2015 @ 7:00PM

Jimmy's No. 43, East 7th Street, New York, NY

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