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Episode 65 – Alumni Show (Part 2)

Breakups can be confusing at times, especially when your heart parts ways with a city. Our first story takes us over the Hudson from New York City to New Jersey as our narrator reflects on what it means to move on from the place that she’s always loved.

In celebration of our 10 Year Anniversary here is a throwback swap. Part of our first alumni storyteller show at The Astoria Bookshop. “A Breakup Story” was written by Julia Granacki and is performed here by Molly Touger.

Top left: Julia Granacki; Bottom left: Molly Touger

Prompted by a social media challenge to replace your profile picture with your celebrity look-a-like, our next storyteller leans into her own definitions of beauty and identity as she starts to appreciate her likeness to Cher.

Switching it up, here’s “On Becoming Cher” written by Molly Touger and performed by Julia Granacki.

These stories were performed live on July 17th, 2014. Give a listen to the first half of the evening in Episode 5 of our podcast. Thank you to The Astoria Bookshop! Visit them at astoriabookshop.com.

Episode 62 – What I Know (Part 1)

When the healthcare system fails to provide information and resources on how to handle perimenopause, the narrator of our first tale takes matters into her own hands.

Give a listen to No One Told Me written by Julia Granacki, performed by Hannah Leland, and directed by Marcos Stafne. Click here to give a listen to Julia’s perimenopause podcast Circling the Drain!

Click here to watch a live stream of the show via YouTube.

Story partners: Julia Granacki and Hannah Leland

Switching it up, our second story takes us on a journey of exploring womanhood and femininity, with all of the tension of expectations, reality, and identity in between.

Finally Arriving was written by Hannah Leland, performed by Julia Granacki, and directed by Marcos Stafne

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the first in-person show of our 10-year anniversary season took place at Culture Lab, LIC, in Queens on March 7th, 2022.

“What I Know” Program

Mar 07 2022 @ 7:00PM

No, YOU Tell It! “What I Know” is tonight. Come out to hear these stellar stories that the tellers have been working so hard on performed at Culture Lab, LIC!

  • Show starts at 7, doors open at 6:30, proof of vaccination is required.
  • $15 suggested donation cash at the door; CLICK HERE to donate online.

Take a look at our “What I Know” storytellers who are trading true tales.

TL: Julia Granacki; TR: Sheria Mattis; BL: Hannah Leland; BR: Michele Carlo

Tonight’s Stories!

No One Told Me written by Julia Granacki, performed by Hannah Leland, and directed by Marcos Stafne

Finally Arriving written by Hannah Leland, performed by Julia Granacki, and directed by Marcos Stafne

Knowing is Half the Battle written by Sheria Mattis, performed by Michele Carlo, and directed by Erika Iverson

Viva La Curlvolution! written by Michele Carlo, performed by Sheria Mattis, and directed by Erika Iverson

Listen carefully because there will be story trivia after the show! Special shoutout to Timothy Lindner of Revisionary Writing and Editing, LLC for all the social media and show support.

On a personal note, we are thrilled to be back at Culture Lab, LIC for a LIVE show and our very first LIVESTREAMED No, YOU Tell It!

What an amazing way to celebrate 10 years of switching stories to embody each other’s experiences!

Want to support 10 more years? Here are 3 great ways:

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Thank you!
Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons


Event Information

Mar 07 2022 @ 7:00PM

Culture Lab LIC, (5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, New York, NY 11101)

Up Next: “What I Know” Show

Save the date for No, YOU Tell It! “What I Know” on Monday, March 7th at Culture Lab, LIC.

In celebration of women’s history month, four women storytellers have worked together to develop true tales inspired by the theme “What I Know” on the page. Come watch as they swap and step into each other’s life experiences on stage. Plus, play story trivia for the chance to win fun literary prizes.