Jun 17 2015 @ 7:00PM
MEET OUR SWITCHED-UP STORYTELLERS
Next week, June 17th!, is our three-year anniversary show and very first FICTION EDITION. Click here for additional info and to RVSP.
Now let’s get to know the four fabulous NYTI alums who switched-up their true-life tales with us previously and are now busy taking on this new genre.
Jim Cairl is an actor, writer, and does a mean karaoke of It’s
The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine). Some of the more
recent shows he’s appeared in are Richard III, Death of a
Salesman, Flowers of Uptown and Himmelreich. Jim
also penned a (very) short film that will be shot in July.
Jim won on the
television quiz show Jeopardy!, which is a story that he will tell
to anyone who listens until the day he dies. Lastly, he’d like to thank
Madeline, Ava, and Finn (his three lovely children) and Victoria (his very
patient wife) for putting up with his odd schedules and needing to be alone in
a quiet room for a while.
Katie Johnston has a BA in Theatre Arts from
Jacksonville University, and has had the pleasure of working for several years
in regional theatre. After a LONG
hiatus, Katie made her way back to the stage for the first time in February
with No, YOU Tell It!’s “Revelation” showcase.
She was so thrilled to be invited back for the very first NYTI “Fiction
Edition.” Katie is currently studying
Integrative Nutrition and is so grateful for the NYTI family for welcoming her
in and giving her an opportunity to continue to create and perform.
Penzo is a Brooklyn, NY, native of Dominican
descent who has carved a career for herself as a writer, editor, and literary
event curator. She hosts the New Voices Reading Series each quarter in NYC and
works as a copywriter at Brooklyn Public Library. Raquel authored the
self-published My Ego Likes the Compliments…And Other Musings on
Writing, and the short stories, “Grey Matter” (Blue Lake Review),
“Perspective on a Murder” (Mason’s Road), “On a Blue Day” (You
Should Be Here), and “Enfermos” (Rose Red Review). An
anthology of works from participants of her reading series was released
on April 2014. Visit Raquel online at RaquelPenzo.com.
Todd Faulkner is the co-creator of the upcoming podcast Uncanny County (paranormal
tales in the form of modern radio plays, learn more on Twitter @UncannyCounty).
He also recently directed and co-wrote (with his wife, Nicole Greevy) the
independent pilot EXTREME
Parenting, a comedy about hyper-competitive urban parents, and the
supernatural comedic webseries Exorcists
Local 667 (Official
Selection: LA Independent TV Festival, SharpCuts (Ontario)) He appeared in No, YOU Tell It’s second
production, which was ironically titled “Firsts.” Todd is
deep in revisions on his first novel, The
Big Wake, and is gearing up to tackle the next one. Love to Nicole and