Tag: Firsts

Episode 28 – Firsts (Part 2)

Only want to be free
We huddle close
Hang on to a dream

Iracel Rivero contemplates her life in America and her first trip back to Cuba after leaving as a small child, and along the way tries to answer the question –Where are you from? Miriam Lipner reads “I Came Over on a Boat.”


pictured left to right Miriam Lipner and Iracel Rivero

Switching up the stories, Miriam Lipner explains what happens when an Israeli-born mom takes her American children back to visit the mother country. Entering the country is great, but when you want to leave, Mama Israel makes demands. Here is “First Performance,” read for us by Iracel Rivero.

These swapped stories are from our second show, ironically themed “Firsts,” and were performed live at Jimmy’s No. 43 on Monday, July 30th, 2012.

Here are the switched-up storytellers’ bios from that evening:

MIRIAM LIPNER  is very excited to be a part of this project!  Some favorite roles include Joan La Pucelle in Henry VI (Judith Shakespeare Company), Lady Percy in Henry IV Parts 1 and  2 (ShakespeareNYC), Hermia in A Midsummer Nights’ Dream (Queens Players), Ellen/Marian Spitzer in Vaudeville or Bust (Stage Door Acting Ensemble), and  Little Simone in Quantum Poetics (Stolen Chair). She can also been seen as the Great Pirate Lackbeard in the web series Pirates vs Hobos. Love to Salvatore.

IRACEL RIVERO: in the spirit of the evening’s theme, this is Iracel’s first foray into writing.  Thanks for your patience. She recently purchased a record player.  If you have comedy LPs, please let her know.  She may invite you over for tea and sandwiches.

Episode 23 – Firsts

Does the internet bring us together or keep us isolated? When you learn about the death of a loved one via Facebook, the answer isn’t simple.

Flashing back to our second show, ironically themed “Firsts,” Todd Faulkner reads “Confirmation: Or Mourning Becomes Electronic” written by our own Mike Dressel.

firsts photo

(pictured left to right: Todd Faulkner and Mike Dressel)

Switching up the stories, Todd Faulkner writes about a life-changing experience – leaving his extended childhood behind when his wife announces that she is pregnant.

If you hear a small child in the background of this recording… well, you can guess how the story ends. Read by Mike Dressel, here is “Pregnancy Panic and the New Voice.”

While you’re on the internet, check out Todd Faulkner’s award-winning paranormal podcast, Uncanny County. This quirky, darkly comic, Southwestern-flavored anthology brings you a new paranormal audio play every month.