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.
Sep 17 2014 @ 7:00PM
Jimmy's No. 43, East 7th Street, New York, NY, United States
We had such a terrific time with our Alumni reading at the Astoria Bookshop that we’ve gone ahead and planned a storytelling workshop in our favorite neighborhood. Maybe that’s something you’d be interested in attending? Sessions will be held on Sunday afternoons beginning September 7th, and the five-week workshop includes a public reading at the bookstore. We are finalizing our participants but still have space if you want to take part. Further details, including times, fees, and all the fine print, can be found here on Facebook or by emailing us .
Looking ahead, our next proper storytelling show, Wild Card, will take place on September 17th. More info to come.
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)
LEGACY bonus gallery: We wanted to once more highlight the original artwork our hardworking graphic artist Sha-Nee Williams created based on our four stories. So, here are our storytelling pairs next to their respective images. Up top we have Team Silver: Fred Backus and Paige Blansfield. On the bottom row we’ve got Team Green: Nicole Greevy and E. James Ford.
Now, switching it up to close out the evening, here is E. James Ford performing Nicole Greevy’s “Nerd: The Next Generation."
Now, switching it up, here is Paige Blansfield performing Fred Backus’ “A Crossroad In Knock-Off City."
Opening our LEGACY-themed evening, here is Fred Backus performing “Origin Story,” written by Paige Blansfield.
Thanks again to everyone who joined us for our show LEGACY at The Brick’s Comic Book Theater Festival. We’d also like to extend another hearty round of applause to our heroic storytellers and graphic artist Sha-Nee Williams.
We’ll post audio of the stories shorty.
Don’t forget: our tour of the boroughs continues with our upcoming alumni reading at the Astoria Bookshop on Thursday July 17th.
We had a great time at the opening night cabaret for The Brick’s Comic Book Theater Festival. Pictured is our producer, Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons, flanked by our Team Green storytellers Nicole Greevy and E. James Ford, and holding the artwork by Sha-Nee Williams that inspired our writer/performers.
Your one shot to see LEGACY is Sunday, June 8th. Tickets are $18 and available for purchase here. (Psst, we also have a discount code that you can use to save $3 off the admission price. Email us if you want it.)