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Episode 29 – Elected

Our recent show fell the day after the presidential election and was a special evening of swapped stories, welcome laughter, and free hugs.


pictured left to right Christopher Green, Nick Martorelli, and Susan Ferrara

Kicking off the night, which featured a tri-flip of three true-life tales inspired by the theme – Yep, you guessed it – ELECTED, Nick Martorelli takes his role as snack food judge quite seriously in “Mr. Adventure.” Read for us here by Christopher Green.

Switching it up, our next story travels back to a time when the Cubs winning the World Series was still a far-off fantasy. At 4 am, however, the lines between imagination and reality blur. Nick Martorelli reads “The Wizard” written by Susan Ferrara.

Finally, closing out our tri-flip, Susan Ferrara reads “Flex” written by Christopher Green, co-host of The Prose Bowl, about  his days working in the cryogenically frozen world of a K-Mart in Kentucky.

These stories were performed live at Jimmy’s No. 43 on November 9th, 2016. Click here to check out the storytellers’ bios.

Meet our “Elected” Storytellers!

Nov 09 2016 @ 7:00PM


Chalk art version of our logo courtesy of alum & friend Marcos Stafne.

Our last live show for 2016 is one week away! We are meeting with our “Elected” storytellers tonight to workshop the second drafts of their stories.

Want to meet these brave souls who just met each other for the first time two weeks ago? Sure you do:

Susan Ferrara – WRITER: BUZZ (Dir, Carrie Preston; Winner, Reverie Next Generation Award; Atlantic Theater Company, NYTW readings; Finalist, Baltic Residency; WP Lab Semi-Finalist; Honorable Mention, Jane Chambers Award);  THE SILVER KITCHEN (Naked Angels, Tuesdays@9), THE WONDER (Writer/Actor, Directors – Julie Ann Emery/Kevin Earley, Best Production/International United Solo Festival, Doric Wilson Award (nom), William Saroyan Human Rights/Social Justice Award (nom), terraNova’s New Play Series), GERTRUDE (advanced to second round, Sundance MENA Lab; under consideration, Orlando Shakespeare PlayFest, DecadesOut workshop; semi-finalist, Bridge Playwriting Contest (pending)). ACTOR: Public Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Onion News Network; award‑nominated series regular,  THEN WE GOT HELP (Julie Ann Emery, writer/dir), AEA/SAG/AFTRA/DG/terraNova Groundbreakers alumna.

Christopher Green is a recent New York transplant from Cincinnati, currently residing in Brooklyn with two roommates and one slightly internet-famous cat. He holds both a BA and MA in English, helping him to reach his ultimate goal of raising underemployment to an art form. His stories have appeared in several journals and magazines such as Burner, The MacGuffin, and The Ampersand Review. He is currently working with his agent to publish two novels, one of which is sort of about vampires but not really and it’s kind of a whole big thing and maybe he just shouldn’t have brought it up. Christopher came up with the idea for The Prose Bowl watching crickets fight in his back yard.

Nick Martorelli moved to NYC five years ago. Before then, he worked as an actor, substitute teacher, window salesman, tour guide, carpenter, grant writer, janitor, administrative assistant, company manager, scarecrow mascot, and freelance writer. Since moving to NYC, he has performed with Accidental Shakespeare, Underling Productions, and he is one half of the writing duo MuMa, who are still looking for an agent. Are you an agent? Whether or not you are, you can follow along at @NickMartorelli and @BeamersBeerCo.

After tonight, they have one more chance to revise their true-life tales before they FLIP SCRIPTS and perform each other’s stories for YOU on November 9th. Join us! 7 pm! FREE.

Click here to RSVP via Facebook.

Event Information

Nov 09 2016 @ 7:00PM

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

No, YOU Tell It! “Elected” – Nov 9th!

Save the date for our next No, YOU Tell It! show at Jimmy’s No 43. – Nov 9th. That’s right our next live show is the DAY AFTER the election.


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So get out there, VOTE, and then come gather with us (in whatever world we wake up in…) for some switched-up stories inspired by the theme “Elected.”

Our first story meeting with Susan Ferrara, Christopher Green, Nick Martorelli, and Christopher Torres is tomorrow night and we can’t wait to hear their first drafts!

Bonus: Tonight at 6:30! Check out “Elected” storyteller Christopher Green as he co-hosts The Prose Bowl where emerging fiction stylists (you could be one of them) go at it in “Brooklyn’s only semi-competitive, flash fiction, open mic, reading series…that we know of.” Where: Pete’s Candy Store (Williamsburg)

Bonus, bonus: Our own Mike Dressel is on the panel of judges tonight!