Horse Trade to Present GOTHAM STORYTELLING FESTIVAL, 11/1-6
Dozens of storytelling shows take place at big and small theaters around the city, with new ones popping up every month! Horse Trade Theater Group is proud to present their Second Annual Gotham Storytelling Festival; collecting some of the best shows curated and produced by Heidi Grumelot, Peter Aguero, and Adam Wade.
The festival will have a six-night engagement November 1-6 at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A). Tickets ($15/$12 students & seniors) are available online at www.horseTRADE.info or by calling Smarttix at 212-868-4444.
Hosted by Cammi Climaco
Friday, November 1 @ 6pm
Originally called Six x Six, This Time is an open mic hosted by Cammi Climaco. Performers get six minutes to work on old stories, try out new ones, or resurrect stories from the garbage pile. Cammi is a storyteller and visual artist and co-host of the storytelling variety show Ask Me Stories. Featuring tales told by Kambri Crews, Christian Finnegan, Janeane Garafolo, and Mark Sam Rosenthal.
The Story Collider: Storms
Hosted by Ben Lille
Friday, November 1 @ 8pm
Science surrounds us. Even when we don't notice it, science touches almost every part of our lives. At the Story Collider, we believe that everyone has a story about science-a story about how science made a difference, affected them, or changed them on a personal and emotional level. We find those stories and share them in live shows and on our podcast. Sometimes, it's even funny.
Created & Hosted by Leslie Goshko
Friday, November 1 @ 10:30pm
Hailed as "a well-programmed night" by The New York Times and named a Time Out New York "Critics' Pick," Sideshow Goshko Storytelling Series joins the Gotham Storytelling Festival. Award-winning storyteller Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post) invites some of New York's top writers, comedians, and storytellers to share true, bizarre tales about their lives. There's live accordion music, a challenging trivia game, and a free wine giveaway where one lucky audience member will walk away with their very own bottle of Sideshow Sauce!
Storytelling Panel Discussion
Hosted by David Crabb
Saturday, November 2 @ 6pm
Telling the Truth: Honesty in Storytelling - a conversation with David Crabb, Kambri Crews, and Brad Lawrence.
Hosted by Seth Lind
Saturday, November 2 @ 8pm
TOLD returns for one night only! Told had a run of 50 monthly shows, ending in 2012. And it's back, for just one more show. Hosted by Seth Lind, produced by Heidi Grumelot, and featuring some of the city's best storytellers.
Hosted by Cammi Climaco & David Crabb
Saturday, November 2 @ 10:30pm
Ask Me is a three year old monthly storytelling/variety show hosted by Cammi Climaco and David Crabb. Past performers have included Ophira Esineberg, The Reformed Whores, and Edgar Oliver. As hosts, Cammi and David have presented videos, skits, raffles, kazoo songs, and sexts.
Hosted by Andy Ross
Sunday, November 2 @ 5pm
REAL CHARACTERS is a monthly storytelling/reading series hosted by Andy Ross that combines some of New York's best storytellers, humor writers, memoirists, and monologists. Past performers have appeared on The Moth Radio Hour, This American Life, 30 Rock, and Saturday Night Live. Past writers have contributed to The New Yorker, The Onion, The Simpsons, and The Colbert Report. Learn more at realcharacters.tumblr.com
The Nefarious Laboratory presents - Origin Stories!
Hosted by Brad Lawrence and Cyndi Freeman
Sunday, November 2 @ 7pm
An evening of some of New York's premier burlesque performers telling you how and why they went from mild mannered citizen to super powered strip artiste and then performing some of their favorite acts.
Bare. - Switchup Edition
Hosted and curated by Peter Aguero
Sunday, November 2 @ 9pm
Raw Stories paired with Raw Burlesque. This special "switchup" edition of Bare will feature some of NYC's best burlesque performers telling stories combined with some of NYC's best storytellers baring it all in burlesque acts.