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Meet Our “Blanked” Storytellers!

Sep 14 2016 @ 7:00PM

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Our “Blanked” show is in two days! After two rounds of revisions on their true-life tales, our storytellers have flipped scripts and are busy rehearsing their partner’s story with a member of the NYTI creative team.

Who are our switched-up storytellers? I’m so glad you asked!

Tobias Carroll is the managing editor of Vol.1 Brooklyn. He is the author of two books: a short story collection, Transitory, and Reel, a novel.

Ryan Donovan grew up rootless, born outside of San Francisco to parents from other time zones. They moved north to Washington state for his high school years, and has roved restless ever since, spending time in Pittsburgh, Chicago, Seattle, and now New York City. He pays his bills by writing instructional and marketing materials for technology companies. But he writes stories secretly, revealing them for select readers.

Jennifer Harder first started acting with the Flint Youth Theatre in Michigan. She received a BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied at Lee Strasberg Institute and with faculty of Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland and has worked with companies including chashama, 29th St. Rep, Target Margin, Les Freres Corbusier, and on tour to the Capital, Dublin, and Montréal Fringe Festivals as well as the Ibero-American Theater Festival. Jennifer was a founding member of theater company The Management and received a NY Innovative Theater Award for Outstanding Actress in a Featured Role. When not acting, she can be found playing trumpet with Hungry March Band and Balthrop, Alabama. She has toured and performed with pirate band Skull Buggery, clown band The Maestrosities, gypsy punks Gogol Bordello, and in her vaudeville act Bathtub Jen and the Henchmen. Jenny is also the host of radio show Blonde Thunder Presents, available as a podcast on iTunes. www.jenniferharder.com

Alex Rubin‘s plays and songs have been produced at The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, The Dramatists Guild, Theater for the New City, Primary Stages, NYU’s Steinhardt School, 54 Below, The Samuel French OOB Festival, and more. She is the recipient of the Francis Ford Coppola Award, a SPACE on Ryder Resident, a finalist for the 2015 Davenport Songwriting Competition, a semi-finalist for The O’Neill Summer Conference, a semi-finalist for Red Women’s Theatre Award, the 2013/14 Big Vision Empty Wallet Playwriting Fellow, and the winner of The 85th Annual Writers Digest Award in Playwriting. www.AlexRubinWrites.com

See you this Wed! FREE. The back room opens up right at 7, but feel free to come early and enjoy some food or drinks in the bar area.

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Sep 14 2016 @ 7:00PM

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

Who’s Ready To Get BLANKED?

Sep 14 2016 @ 7:00PM

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Our next live show is coming up fast! But what does No, YOU Tell It! “Blanked” mean exactly?

For those of you who haven’t been – which you can soon remedy! – the way we work is: Each NYTI installment features true-life tales written specifically for that live show and inspired by a different theme. Such as “Three Strikes” or “Temper, Temper.”

Part of the excitement is seeing how four people from varied backgrounds interpret that idea in unique and personal ways.

How will Tobias Carroll (managing editor of Vol. 1 Brooklyn and author of Transitory), Ryan Donovan (writer of instructional and marketing materials by day/secret story spinner at night), Jennifer Harder (featured actress in I’ll Say She Is and pro trumpet player with Hungry March Band) and Alex Rubin (playwright, lyricist, librettist, and storyteller to name a few…) interpret the theme Blanked??

We had a sneak peek at our recent story meeting when this fab four met to workshop their first drafts with the NYTI creative team. And the answer is: In four delightfully damaged stories about memory ear-worms, travel blank-ups, awkward mind-blanks, and near black-out running.

Intrigued? Join us on Sept 14th!  Responsibility shifts as our storytellers swap the true-life tales they’ve been working together to develop on the page and present each other’s story live on stage.

FREE. Plus, the chance to win some fun literary swag!

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Sep 14 2016 @ 7:00PM

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Save The Date for No, YOU Tell It! “BLANKED”

Sep 14 2016 @ 7:00PM

Have you missed us? Never fear, our next live show fast approaching! Save the date!

As you read this, the storytellers are busy writing their first drafts of a true-tale inspired by the theme “Blanked.”

We wish them well…

Need some switched-up storytelling in your life before then? Give a listen to our podcast – new episodes coming soon. Subscribe on iTunes and GooglePlay.

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Sep 14 2016 @ 7:00PM

Jimmy's No. 43 (43 East 7th btwn 2nd & 3rd Aves)

True-Life Tales with a Twist

We’ve had a busy 2016 with shows at QED: A Place To Show & Tell, Jimmy’s No. 43, and the recent Q-Boro Literary Crawls!

nyti-itunes-logoSave the date(s) for our upcoming shows at Jimmy’s No. 43:

  • Sept 14th
  • Nov 9th

What? No more switched-up storytelling until September? Not true! You can listen to the No, YOU Tell It! Podcast. Each episode features one pair of switched-up stories from our live shows.

Click here to listen and SUBSCRIBE on iTunes. New episodes launching all summer long. If you like what you hear, please rate us and leave a review!

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!)

RSVP via Facebook.

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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)

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