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Upcoming and past live shows presented by No You Tell It!

QED Workshop Show is Coming Soon!

Mar 24 2015 @ 7:00PM

Time is flying and participants in our NYTI workshop at Q.E.D. A Place To Show & Tell have their workshop showcase this Tuesday, March 24th.

Join NYTI’s own Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons, Brooke White, Alessia Donati, and Tamora Wilson as they swap stories about the cuddly, cutting, and curious NEW TOYS in their lives. Hosted by the lovely Erika Iverson.

Click here for more info and to buy tickets.

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Mar 24 2015 @ 7:00PM

Q.E.D. - A Place to Show & Tell, 23rd Avenue, NY, United States

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No One Hears Me Sing This Song by May Flam

Now, switching it up, here is Jason Bash performing May Flam’s story “No One Hears Me Sing This Song.”

Revelation – A Workshop Showing at QED

Feb 03 2015 @ 7:00PM

Participants in our winter workshop at Q.E.D. in Astoria have spent the last month working with us to develop their memoirs on the page.

Join us this Tuesday, 2/3, at 7 p.m. as they take the Q.E.D. stage to swap stories inspired by the theme REVELATION. Click here for tickets.

Image courtesy of Sha-Nee Williams

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Feb 03 2015 @ 7:00PM

Q.E.D. - A Place to Show & Tell, 23rd Avenue, NY, United States

Mourning Becomes Elijah by Merritt Minnemeyer

Switching it up, here’s Peter Tinaglia performing Merritt Minnemeyer’s story “Mourning Becomes Elijah.”

Meet the Uproar Storytellers

Nov 18 2014 @ 7:00PM

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Well, here we are. It’s somehow mid-November?! Pretty soon we’ll be tucking in to a turkey (or tofurky or whatever your preference is) dinner with relations and friends, having to negotiate thorny topics like #TaylorSwift and #Feminism and #TheWarOnChristmas without completely alienating our table mates,and then drawing straws for who’ll be the muscle when rolling up on a Black Friday sale. Which is all a lead-in to the minefield that is December, with awkward office holiday parties and end-of-year malaise and the promise of “quality family time” and oh mercy. We are on the brink of that territory, oh yes, but before we slide headfirst into the season, we offer you our next storytelling joint of 2014: Uproar. And it will be uproarious indeed. These stories run the gamut from heart-stirring to outré. Think of this show as a safe space and final chance to engage with words and feeelings that aren’t explicitly motivated by holiday insanity!

And with that rather ominous intro, let’s meet our Uproar storytellers. (Seriously, how can you go wrong with this talented slate of writer/performers?)

Noah Diamond spent years researching and adapting I’ll Say She Is, the lost Marx Brothers musical of 1924, and played the role of Groucho Marx in the show at Marxfest and FringeNYC. I’ll Say She Is will return in 2015. Other credits, as author, songwriter, performer, and/or producer, include Groucho on the Air, Travesties of 2012, Moral Value Meal, and Life After Bush. He is the author of the book 400 Years in Manhattan, based on his stage show. In 2013, he wrote and illustrated the daily comic strip Love Marches On, set in Times Square in 1925 and 1975. Discover true happiness at noahdiamond.com.

Merritt Minnemeyer is an educator, writer, performer and advocate. She holds a BFA in Acting from NYU and has nearly 20 years experience teaching and producing theater in and outside of New York. She is most passionate about employing those skills in the social justice arena, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Humanistic/Multicultural Education at SUNY New Paltz. Most recently she founded Tipsy Gazelle, LLC with a focus on developing a community arts space in a 200 year old home in Beacon, NY where she resides with her three children. Merritt is deeply grateful for and honored to work with NYTI.

Minna Proctor is an editor and essayist. Her first book, Do You Hear What I Hear? came out in 2005. She has published a number of translations from Italian, including the award-winning Love in Vain: The Short Stories of Federigo Tozzi. Her essays and reviews have been published in Conjunctions, BookForum, BOMB, The Nation, Aperture, NPR.org, American Scholar, The New York Times Book Review, Time Out, New York, and others. She teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Fairleigh Dickinson University and is the Editor of The Literary Review. She is currently writing a collection of linked personal essays.

Lyric tenor Peter W. Tinaglia is a recent graduate of the master’s program in voice at Manhattan School of Music. He was seen as Fatty in MSM’s Spring 2013 opera Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny and was featured in MSM’s Spring 2013 musical revue Side by Side by Sondheim. Also while at MSM, Peter participated in the Opera Scenes program, Mr. Ken Merrill’s seminar on the music of Kurt Weill from 1927-1933, and the American Musical Theatre Ensemble’s production of Ragtime. Favorite opera scene work includes Alfredo (La Traviata), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor), and Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni). Favorite regional opera and operetta credits include The Rape of Lucretia, Così fan tutte, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Kismet, and The Great Waltz. Peter is a proud graduate of Northwestern University (B.A.) and Boston University (M.S.). In addition to performing, Peter maintains a private voice studio in New York City. He also works as a non-profit project manager and teaches introductory project management courses online at Boston University.

No, YOU Tell It!: Uproar will take place on Tuesday, November 18th at 7PM. Do click on our Facebook invite for more info.

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Nov 18 2014 @ 7:00PM

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

Save the Date: Uproar

Nov 18 2014 @ 7:00PM

Just a quick reminder: we’re going to unleash our next switched-up storytelling joint, entitled Uproar, on November 18th. Mark your calendars accordingly.

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Nov 18 2014 @ 7:00PM

The Elusive Card #66 by Roger Nasser

Starting out our evening entitled Wild Card, here is Raquel I. Penzo performing Roger Nasser’s story  “The Elusive Card #66.“

Live Show: Wild Card

Sep 17 2014 @ 7:00PM

Our next storytelling show, Wild Card, is a little more than a week away. We drafted artist Sarah Gentile to create our themed image, which as you can see is intricate and dynamic and wonderful. Asked about her inspiration, here’s what she had to say:

When presented with the theme of “Wild Card,” the first (and probably most obvious) things that came to mind were playing cards. I love face cards and knew right off that I wanted to create my own Joker. What snuck its way in a bit unexpectedly was the loop symbol for infinity. Maybe it was stuck in the back of my mind while I sketched.

It seems appropriate that I include it, though, because for me a wild card or Joker represents infinite possibility and change. I hope to convey through this image a bit of chaos and order, motion and stasis, positive and negative space, looping into that sideways figure-eight as a reminder of the infinite possibilities within our lives and the stories we tell.

Indeed. We love that notion, too, of  “the infinite possibilities within our lives and the stories we tell.“

We’ll be introducing our four Wild Card storytellers shortly. Details on the reading are here.

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Sep 17 2014 @ 7:00PM

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

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Alumni Reading at the Astoria Bookshop

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Here is the recording of our recent alumni reading at the Astoria Bookshop. It was a fun event, and we’re grateful to Lexi for hosting us. As always, thanks to our four veteran storytellers, Julia Granacki, Molly Touger, Jeff Wills, and Marcos Stafne, who offered up a new (and correct!) assessment of the NYTI story-making process as being “low stakes for people in their 30s and 40s.” Press play and enjoy the whole evening, or if you’re in a hurry you can cue up the individual stories:

Snake Dreams by Marcos Stafne (2:52)

Errant by Jeff Wills (22:23)

Break-Up Story by Julia Granacki (38:47)

On Becoming Cher by Molly Touger (52:33)

Alumni Reading at the Astoria Bookshop

Jul 17 2014 @ 7:00PM

So, we’re putting the finishing touches on the stories we’ll be presenting at our special edition of No, YOU Tell It! at the Astoria Bookshop on July 17th. This evening will feature four of our series alumni: Julia Granacki, Marcos Stafne, Molly Touger, and Jeff Wills. After two years of presenting NYTI, we have a deep bench of innovative storytellers and we thought this would be a great opportunity to highlight the pieces they’ve been working on most recently.

You can find more info on our Facebook invite. Space is limited so please RSVP.

The reading starts at 7PM. The Astoria Bookshop is located at 31-29 31st Street in Astoria (btwn. Broadway and 31st Avenue), close to the Broadway stop on the N/Q train.

[Chalk art version of our logo courtesy of Marcos Stafne, who graciously hosted our first story meeting for this event. And provided snacks! Mmm snacks.]

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Jul 17 2014 @ 7:00PM

The Astoria Bookshop, 31st Street, NY, United States

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