Tag: switched-up storytelling

Literary Bar Crawl Anyone?

No, YOU Tell It! is excited to be part of the first ever Q-Boro Literary Crawl this Thursday, April 7th in Long Island City. Buy your tickets here. They are $10 more on site, so get them in advance!

Our venue is Manducatis Rustica: Pizza! Wine! Switched-up STORYTELLING from these fine folks. What could be better?? Click here to learn more about the participating No, YOU Tell It! alums.


Meet Our “No Vacancy” Storytellers

Mar 23 2016 @ 7:00PM

Meet our switched-up “No Vacancy” storytellers! See you on Wed at Jimmy’s No. 43 – click here to RSVP.

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Sydney Beveridge has interviewed a judo Olympian at a grappling session, played a cruel waitress in a radio drama, and channeled Cher to explain census data. She communicates demographics, software, and stories for SocialExplorer.com. Working for the Corporation for Independent Media and independently, she has produced stories for BBC Radio, WNYC, SiriusXM, Third Coast International Audio Festival, and Public Radio Exchange. She is also assisting with the development of a stage play inspired by outsider artist Henry Darger. As a standup comic, she participated in the She Devil Comedy Festival and co-hosts Free Mic Fridays at QED Astoria.

Laura Forer would like to thank her parents for putting her through journalism school and is grateful for this one night since graduation that she’s been able to use those writing skills. She would also like to thank her fourth grade teacher for casting her as a little pig in the school play in order to prepare her for tonight’s performance. And lastly, she would like to thank Oren for leaving the house tonight and Charlie for depriving her of just enough sleep to keep her mind sharp.

Bard Hovenga is a special education teacher and writer from Colorado Springs. His work has appeared in Newtown Literary. He currently lives in Sunnyside, Queens, with his fiancée, Monica, and their two dogs, Killian and Riisy-girl.

Liz Simons is a comedian, writer, and actress based in New York. She performs stand up all over NYC and produces and hosts the popular monthly show “Laugh It Up, Astoria!” with Jenn Wehrung at Q.E.D. in Astoria. She can be seen in all three seasons of Broad City. She has written for Oxygen.com and independently founded the pop culture blog TheDVRFiles.com where Jason Priestley once called her “really funny.” Liz grew up in Massachusetts and is a graduate of Duke University. She is also a very avid, very average runner whose goal is run a marathon in every state! Find out more about her at lizsimons.com.

Event Information

Mar 23 2016 @ 7:00PM

Jimmy's No. 43 (43 East 7th between 2nd and 3rd Ave)

Episode 18 – Dark Woods

Today’s Two on Tuesday stories were performed live as part of our “Dark Woods” show.

Were you ever told you had an over-active imagination?  When you have an older sibling who loves to tease, it can be a tricky business. Chris Gebauer writes about the joys and terrors of childhood in “The Wolfman Cometh” read for us here by Amanda Sisk.


(artwork by: Nikka Valken)

What do we owe to our family? To the land we come from? Amanda Sisk ponders what stays with us when we move away, and what calls us back.  Switching it up, here’s Amanda’s story “Unloaded” performed by Chris Gebauer.


These stories were originally performed at Jimmy’s no 43 on February 18th, 2015. Here are the switched-up storytellers bios from that evening:

Chris Gebauer is thrilled to be a part of No, You Tell It! He is a usually working actor and a recent graduate of NYU-TISCH. He has just gotten into storytelling (and really loves it). Chris most recently worked in Drunk Shakespeare and before that Puppet Titus Andronicus. You can also find his narration work on Audible.com. What really matters though is that he’s really excited to be here.

Amanda Sisk likes to consider herself the President of the United States. With her partner Noah Diamond, she has co-written and directed several political musicals for their theatre company Nero Fiddled. When she is not writing or yelling at political pundits on television, she can be found yelling at football players on television. Sisk enjoys running, yoga, karaoke, and seeing her name written on things. Mugs, tanks, and tees with “SISK” on them are available for a nominal fee. She thanks the gang at No, YOU Tell It! for their patience, guidance, humor, and this wonderful opportunity.

Episode 7 – Fear Itself

Today’s “Two on Tuesday” story swap is from our ‘Fear Itself’ show – Edward Campbell finds himself across the globe on the search for the perfect symbol to ink on his body, only to return home with something more meaningful.

First up is “Tattoo” written by Ed Campbell and performed by Dana Klinek.

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Meanwhile, Dana Klinek’s “Eddie the Nut Job” is a tale of harassment and attempted home invasion by an unlikely culprit. Switching it up, Edward Campbell performs her story.

Fun Fact: Dana Klinek married the man who so gallantly offered to come over and rescue her from Eddie and is now Dana Pinter.


These stories were directed by Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons and performed live at Jimmy’s No. 43 on April 17th, 2014. Here are the storytellers’ bios from that evening:

Edward Campbell loves stories. He loves to tell them, to act them, and loves to be taken in by them. He ran his first theatre company in college. They built the set in his backyard and rehearsed in his utility shed. He has worked on stage, back stage, in front of the camera, and behind it throughout his entertainment career. He is currently producing a documentary with his amazing wife, Ilana, about blind New Yorkers. Check it out at nyafterdarkmovie.com. He is thankful to No, YOU Tell It! for allowing him to play the writer this time around.

Story: Tattoo

Dana Klinek (now Pinter) is very excited to be a part of NYTI. She is a director for the AP Program at the College Board and previously worked as aneditor at the educational publisher Pearson Longman. She has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.S. in Publishing from New York University. Dana is passionate about travel, a good bottle of Malbec, Flywheel spin classes, great literature, and ice cream on Sundays. She looks forward to marrying her fiancé, Jason, later this year, and she hopes to vanquish her nemesis, Eddie (you’ll learn about him at the show), for good.

Story: Eddie the Nut Job


Meet our ‘3 Strikes’ Storytellers

Sep 16 2015 @ 7:00PM

Get to know our switched-up storytellers for tomorrow night’s team-up with TLR show!

Kahle Alford has an MFA in Creative Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson. She studied at Tisch’s Experimental Theatre Wing while earning her BFA in Acting from NYU. Favorite things include: working with TLR, playing Sarah Connor in Terminator the Second, and being married to David. She can be found writing poetry somewhere between Brooklyn and Nashville with her basset hound writing partner.

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.

Tim Waldron is the author of the short-story collection WORLD TAKES published by Word Riot Press. He is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s MFA program and is the Online Fiction Editor of The Literary Review.

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.

No, YOU Tell It! 3 Strikes
Sept 16th 7PM
Jimmy’s no. 43 (43 E. 7th St. New York, NY 10003)


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Sep 16 2015 @ 7:00PM

Jimmy’s no. 43 (43 E. 7th St. New York, NY 10003)

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