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Episode 49 – Snapped! Queer Storytelling with a Twist

What begins as a simple cab ride to the airport becomes a shifting contest of power, imagination, and identity in Naomi Gordon-Loebl’s “Can I See It?” read by Kent D. Wolf in the first half of this special team-up show with Lambda Literary in celebration of Pride and the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.

This story swap, recorded live at Dixon Place on June 11th, 2019, was directed by Mike Dressel who was also our host for the evening.
Story partners Naomi Gordon-Loebl and Kent D. Wolf

Top left: Naomi Gordon-Loebl and Kent D. Wolf; Top right: Naomi Gordon-Loebl; Bottom left: Kent and Naomi; Bottom right: Hugs! Photo credit: David Trudo

Switching it up, in Kent D. Wolf’s story, escape from the isolation of Midwestern farm life lies in a plane ticket for a semester abroad, but first, he must negotiate permission and withstand the disappointment of both parents. Here is Naomi Gordon-Loebl reading “July 1995.”

Click here to see the full set of “Snapped!” photos and LIKE our page on Facebook for more!

Thank you to everyone who came out to our very first NYTI Fiction Edition last week. Especially, our four fabulous switched-up storytellers who rocked the house:

Raquel I. Penzo

Jim Cairl 

Todd Faulkner

Katie Johnston

Audio of the night will be available soon. Also, a hearty clap for Larry Auerbach who took these stellar photos! 

We are getting ready to take a break and reboot for the fall. BUT, good news, you have one last chance to catch a NYTI show this summer!!

This Monday, 6/29, at Q.E.D. in Astoria the ladies from our “Tongue-Tied” workshop Lily Abra Burd,Vivian M. Chabrier, and Katie Johnston will take the stage to swap the true-life tales they’ve spent the last month developing on the page. PLUS special storytelling guest Mark Pagán!

Click here for more info and to RVSP.

Live Show: Revival

Apr 15 2015 @ 7:00PM

Our next switched-up storytelling show, REVIVAL, is just one week away!

We reached out to emerging artist, Rose Eddins, and asked her to draw an original image inspired by our show’s theme.

As you can see, the result is cherubic and delightful. NYTI’s own Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons asked her niece, Rose, what inspired her to create her masterpiece, here’s what she had to say:

I don’t know. I just thought of it.

Join us on April 15th at 7pm to celebrate and support Jimmy’s No. 43 reopening! Click here for details and to RSVP.

For those looking to help Jimmy’s No. 43 through the East Village fire/explosion, click here to buy gift certificates or become a patron.

Event Information

Apr 15 2015 @ 7:00PM

Jimmy's No. 43, East 7th Street, New York, NY, United States