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Moons and Goochers

Vern-o, no one believes that crap about moons and goochers anymore, it’s baby stuff! Now come on, flip again.


We had our kick-off story meeting last night for No, YOU Tell It! “No Vacancy” on March 23rd! The switched-up storytellers we booked for the show met each other for the first time and brought in rough drafts of their true-life tales inspired by the theme “No Vacancy.”

Each installment of No, YOU Tell It! features stories inspired by a different theme, such as “Three Strikes” or “Temper, Temper,” and part of the excitement is seeing how four people interpret that idea in unique and personal ways.

Last night, for the first time, all four storytellers brought in stories about the SAME THING. But so incredibly not the same, as each story reflected their varied takes and experiences. Still, weeeeird…

Their first drafts are so great – we’re calling it a MOON. No Goochers here, baby!

Want to know what the stories were all about? Save the date, March 23rd, for No, YOU Tell It! “No Vacancy” 7 p.m. at Jimmy’s No. 43, FREE, with switched-up stories from Sydney Beveridge (Free Mic Fridays at Q.E.D.), Laura Epstein Forer (ParentalLeaveLetter), Bard Hovenga (Newtown Literary Issue #7), and Liz Simons (Laugh It Up, Astoria!)

RSVP via Facebook.

Event Information

Jimmy's No. 43, 43 East 7th between 2nd & 3rd

Sink or Swim Workshop Showcase

Nothing Informs Your Story Like Hearing Someone Else Perform Your Story!

For the last few weeks, participants who signed-up for the No, YOU Tell It! workshop led by Kelly Jean and Erika at Q.E.D. in Astoria have been working to develop their true-life tales on the page.

Join us on Wed, 2/17 at 7:30 as they take the Q.E.D. stage to swap stories inspired by the theme “Sink or Swim.”

“Switched-Up” Storytellers:
Elizabeth Frank
Mike Tartaglia
Molly Touger

PLUS, NYTI alum and comedian Jenn Wehrung (Laugh It Up, Astoria!) will kick-off the evening with some “Sink or Swim” stand-up!


(Photo credit: Larry Auerbach)

RSVP on Facebook. Click here to purchase tickets for the workshop showcase at QED.

Want to host a “switched-up” storytelling workshop at your school, office, or organization? Visit our Workshops page for more information or contact us at noyoutellit@gmail.com

Episode 3 – Three Strikes (part 2)

In the second half of our ‘3 Strikes’ show, Daniel Mahler and Jenn Wehrung  swap stories about a first love and many, many lives not content to stay in the past. Did you know that part of the fun at our lives shows is to ask the author a personal question before their partner performs their story? You will once you listen!

Jenn Wehrung and Dan Mahler

Photo credit: Gavin Starr Kendall 


Stories from our ‘3 Strikes’ show at Jimmy’s No. 43 on September 16th, 2015:

What to do with a Rusty Nail – written by Daniel Mahler & performed by Jenn Wehrung was directed by Erika Iverson.

Regressioning – written by Jenn Wehrung & performed by Daniel Mahler was directed by Mike Dressel.


Daniel Mahler is a Boston-area transplant living in Astoria, Queens. He is an actor, theater educator, playwright, and human ecologist, who is thrilled to be presenting in his first ever “No You Tell It” Workshop Performance! Daniel co-runs a nonprofit summer theater company in Bar Harbor, Maine, the Harborside Shakespeare Company. He is a proud alumnus of College of the Atlantic (also in Bar Harbor,) and Emerson, in Boston. He is also very excited to be writing and producing an original webseries titled “Façades,” which chronicles the stories of gender conforming and gender nonconforming artists in the city.

Jenn Wehrung is a stand-up comic, actor, singer, writer, teacher, dog lover and dancer. OK, that last one is a stretch but… She produces and hosts Laugh It Up, Astoria! a monthly comedy show at QED: A Place To Show & Tell and won the countywide storytelling competition in 6th Grade.