Did you ever get a song stuck in your head? What about a place? Or a moment in time? Kicking off the second half of our recent “Blanked” show, Tobias Carroll contemplates the quirks of the mind in “Ambient Spaces.”  Read for us here by Alex Rubin.

We’re excited to share that “Ambient Spaces” was accepted for publication by Funhouse in the UK. Go Tobias!


On the left: Our lovely audience at Jimmy’s No. 43. Top right: Alex Rubin & Bottom right: Tobias Carroll

Moving from a repeated memory to a lack of one, Alex Rubin explores a relatable “blanking” moment –  being trapped in a social situation with someone you can’t quite place. Switching it up, Tobias Carroll reads: “Symbolism at the Snack Table.”

Congratulations to Alex Rubin for recently being named the First Prize Winner of Writer’s Digest Writing Competition in the category of Playwriting!


“Switched-up” Storyteller Bios:

Tobias Carroll is the managing editor of Vol.1 Brooklyn. He is the author of two books: a short story collection, Transitory, and Reel, a novel.

Alex Rubin‘s plays and songs have been produced at The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, The Dramatists Guild, Theater for the New City, Primary Stages, NYU’s Steinhardt School, 54 Below, The Samuel French OOB Festival, and more. She is the recipient of the Francis Ford Coppola Award, a SPACE on Ryder Resident, a finalist for the 2015 Davenport Songwriting Competition, a semi-finalist for The O’Neill Summer Conference, a semi-finalist for Red Women’s Theatre Award, the 2013/14 Big Vision Empty Wallet Playwriting Fellow, and the winner of The 85th Annual Writers Digest Award in Playwriting. www.AlexRubinWrites.com