Tag: storytelling

Listen to the “New Toys” Showcase from QED

Thank you to all who came out for our NEW TOYS workshop showcase this week at QED: A Place To Show & Tell.


Press play to listen in on the full evening, or cue up the individual stories:

Dear Tinder by Alessia Donati (2:12)
– performed by Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons

Always Believe, Love Santa by Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons (14:50)
– performed by Alessia Donati

Guitar Therapy by Tamora Wilson (33:55)
– performed by Brooke White

Her Human by Brooke White (46:00)
– performed by Tamora Wilson

Switch your story with us on March 31st at our very first NYTI Open Mic Story Swap at QED. NYTI alumni Mark Woollett, Shelley Gazes, and Raquel Penzo – along with special guest David Lawson – are going to swap stories on the spot!

There are also open mic spots available so you can sign-up to flip scripts with someone! Tickets are just $5 and can be purchased here.

Unloaded by Amanda Sisk

To conclude Dark Woods, here is Chris Gebauer switching it up to perform “Unloaded” by Amanda Sisk.

The Wolfman Cometh by Chris Gebauer

Opening up the second half of Dark Woods, here is Amanda Sisk performing “The Wolfman Cometh” written by Chris Gebauer.

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.”

The Four by Jason Bush

Starting out our evening of stories based on the theme Dark Woods, here is May Flam performing “The Four” by Jason Bash.

Meet Our Dark Woods Storytellers

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You’ve seen Nikka Valken’s evocative artwork for Dark Woods and read what inspired her, now it’s time to meet the four storytellers who will take you through the wilderness.

Jason Bash is an award-winning writer, producer, and director of stage and screen. He has worked with Young Playwrights, Inc., The Dramatists Guild, MTV/VH1, numerous production companies, and currently instructs screenplay writing with Writers Boot Camp.

May Flam is a grants coordinator for a Jewish nonprofit, and is in her late 20s. She lives in Brooklyn.

Chris Gebauer is thrilled to be a part of No, You Tell it! He is a usually working actor and a recent graduate of NYU-TISCH. He has just gotten into storytelling (and really loves it). Chris most recently worked in Drunk Shakespeare and before that Puppet Titus Andronicus. You can also find his narration work on Audible.com. What really matters though is that he’s really excited to be here.

Amanda Sisk likes to consider herself the President of the United States. With her partner Noah Diamond, she has co-written and directed several political musicals for their theatre company Nero Fiddled. When she is not writing or yelling at political pundits on television, she can be found yelling at football players on television. Sisk enjoys running, yoga, karaoke, and seeing her name written on things. Mugs, tanks, and tees with “SISK” on them are available for a nominal fee. She thanks the gang at “No, YOU Tell It” for their patience, guidance, humor, and this wonderful opportunity.

February 17, 2015 Post Comment News Tags: ,

Revelation Recording at QED

Here is the recording of our recent workshop showcase at QED: A Place to Show & Tell in Astoria. Thank you to our five switched-up storytellers, Alessia Donati, Jessica Cannon, Carrie Haugh, Katie Johnston, and Violet Olds.


Curious about taking our switched-up storytelling workshop? Press play and enjoy the whole evening to see what we’re all about, or you can cue up the individual stories:

Casper Evelyn Birdie by Alessia Donati (2:38)

– performed by Violet Olds

Swipe Right for Humanity by Violet Olds (15:03)

–  performed by Alessia Donati

The Photo by Carrie Haugh (27:24)

–  performed by Jessica Cannon

California Dreamin’ by Katie Johnston (40:28)

–  performed by Carrie Haugh

My Guilty Heart by Jessica Cannon (54:35)

–  performed by Katie Johnston

Our next session starts on 3/1, click here to register and save your spot!

Looking Ahead to 2015

It’s almost too much to contemplate, but we are staring down 2015 to bring you some exciting events. Time travel with us, to the near future, and see what we have in store.

First, we’re starting the new year off with our Winter Storytelling Workshops at Q.E.D. in Astoria.  The January workshop is now full, but you can register for the one starting in March by clicking here.

In an intimate setting, the class will utilize our switched-up storytelling format to help writers in drafting an original nonfiction story. Here are some of the things participants can expect:

  • Freewriting exercises to kick-start your first draft
  • Two workshop sessions to refine your true-life tale
  • An individual rehearsal with a NYTI director
  • A live class show (open to the public) where the paired partners will perform each other’s stories
  • A bonus post-show session where participants can reflect on the impact of hearing their story performed and learn additional tools for revision

The March schedule is as follows:

March 1st — 2:00PM to 4:00PM — Class
March 8th — 2:00PM to 4:00PM — Class
March 15th — 2:00PM to 4:00PM — Class
March 22nd — 1:00PM to 4:00PM — Rehearsal (Note: Participants will schedule individual one hour rehearsal sessions with their director during this time.)

Tue, March 24th – 7PM to 8:30PM – Workshop Showcase on the Q.E.D. stage

March 29th — 2:00PM to 4:00PM — Final Class

March enrollment, while limited, is still open. Click here to register.

Next, our official storytelling shows resume on February 18th with Dark Woods, which will take place at our usual haunt Jimmy’s no. 43. More details to come.

If you have any questions you can always get in touch.

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Mourning Becomes Elijah by Merritt Minnemeyer

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

Ms. Lorimer…If You’re Nasty by Peter Tinaglia

Beginning the second half of Uproar, here’s Merritt Minnemeyer reading Peter Tinaglia’s “Ms. Lorimer…If You’re Nasty.”

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