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with James “SoSoon” Gantt,
Megan Hicks and Jennifer Glick
85 Chester Avenue, Brooklyn (Kensington), New York
(MTA Subway: F train to Church Avenue)
Sunday, December 6th, 2015, at 7:00 p.m.
Admission: $15.00 + suggested donation (includes coffee,
tea, and homemade cookies)
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 1–718–633–6651
A showcase for storytellers
John Strasberg Studios
555 8th Avenue (Suite 2310) New York City
38th and 39th Streets)
Second Fridays from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. (unless otherwise
Friday, December 11th, 2015:
Holidays, Heartbreak &
Funny Storytellers and
How Much Misery It Takes to Be Happy
Out by Ten wraps up 2015 in true holiday style with no–one
less than Moth GrandSLAM winner James Braly, the
author and star of Life in a Marital Institution (and
featured on Public Radio Exchange’s This American Life and
Public Radio International’s Selected Shorts); he will
offer a sample from his upcoming show The Monthly Nut: How Much
Misery Does It Take to Be Happy?
Also featured will be New York Times TV / cinema / theatre
critic — and Moth Slam winner — Neil Gernzlinger
and indie folk favorite Honor Finnegan.
$25.00 ($20.00 in
Reservations: Order tickers online
(fulfilled by Brown Paper
Memories Out of
Tale: Paws, Beaks & Claws
The Producer’s Club
358 West 44th Street, New York City
Tuesday, December 15th, 2015, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
It’s no secret that sometimes our pets bring us more joy in our
lives than the humans around us. For that reason, Show & Tale
is pleased to join forces with Badass Animal Rescue to share those
moments with your pets and raise money to help those who are still
looking for their forever home.
Do you have a photo of a family cat that your kids named “Q–Tip”
because it was jet black with a white tail? Did your husband rescue
a puppy and bring it to your daughter's birthday and you have a
picture of them together? Did you save a cassette tape of your
grandmother’s parakeet talking during Thanksgiving dinner?
If so, come to our Show & Tale: Tails, Paws, Beaks, and
Claws on December 15th at 6:30pm at the Producer’s Club and
tell us about your pet! Everyone is welcome to show and tell with a
three minute limit. No clap–o–meter, no need to prepare, no
pressure to share.
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll probably cough up a hairball at
some point too.
All proceeds will go to supporting the important work of Badass
& Tale: Artists, Inspiration &
603 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
Thursday, December 17th, 2015, from 6:00 to 8:30
Was an ancestor or is a family member an artist / crafter /
designer? Did you inherit a tool of their trade? What or who
inspired you to create at the start of your career? (Or now?) Is
there a card/letter you take out to read when you’re feeling down?
A favorite mug or sweater that comforts you or brings a smile to
Bring a piece of your personal history and share its story.
Bring photos, letters, lockets or locks of hair, cameras, jewelry,
paintbrushes, woodworking tools, aprons, books, paintings or prints
and any other object that represents or connects you to art! Bring
your ephemera, your textiles, tools and inspirational objects.
Everyone is welcome to share with a three minute limit. Get to know
one another through a personal object and its tale.
Think Pinterest / Instagram / Throwback Thursday but in person — or
Antiques Roadshow meets the Moth.
This is the fourth in our “Meet the Makers” series combining show
and tell with a mini arts and crafts fair. Support your local
artist and share your art story.
And remember you don't have to show and tell… you can just look and
amp; Tale: Masks, Costumes & All that
161A Chrystie Street, New York City
December 18th, 2015, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Bring an object that you can hide behind, or that actually
showcases part of the real you, and share its tale in 3 minutes or
less at our first Show & Tale event to be held at Dixon Place,
a very special and magical performance venue on the Lower East
We'll be passing the hat to support a wonderful improv theater
program for able–bodied and disabled students called IDEAS.
Is Halloween your favorite holiday, and do you own a collection of
dozens of masks and have one particular one that you cherish? Did
an ancestor love to go to masquerade balls and you have photos or
newspaper clippings of them? Did you love to act in school plays
and save the costume from the first play that you had a leading
role in? Do you still have the middle-aged lady outfit and
accessories that you wore to a bachelor party on a dare in 1983,
after Dustin Hoffman starred in Tootsie? Or are you
actually a drag queen / king who makes a living as a cabaret singer
/ performer, and want to share about your “lucky” fake eyelashes or
Bring these, and any other object related to concealing,
disguising, or veiling — and show and share its story.
Contact: Martie McNabb at email@example.com or 1–718–398–1519
African Folk Heritage Circle,
Inc. & The Black LGBT
Kwanzaa Community of
The ABC’s of Storytelling
in the African Tradition
365 West 28th Street (Apartment 2E), New York City
Saturdays from October 3rd to December 26th, 2015,
each session from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon
Children ages 6 to 12 (which must be accompanied by a
parent or adult guardian) are invited to participate in this series
of storytelling workshops intended as a Rite of Passage. It’s an
opportunity for youngsters to learn their African heritage — and to
express themselves through spoken word, drums, theatre, painting,
song… and so much moire.
Impotant: Both the children and their parents will
be asked to commit to the entire series of workshops, beginning on
Saturday October 3rd and leading right up to and including Kwanzaa
RSVP or questions: Thelma Ruffin Thomas at
or Dr. Joyce C. Duncan at 1–212–568–1645
Storytelling at the
133 MacDougal Street, New York City
West 3rd Street & Washington Square)
Closest MTA subway trains:
4th Street); #1 (Sheridan Square); #6 (Bleecker
Select Sundays at 3:00 p.m. unless
“We need the old stories. They speak to universal and
eternal themes. They help to root us in our common humanity
which underpins cultural trappings and particulars. At this time of
such polarization, such demonization of the ‘Other,’ it is not just
important, it is also healing and refreshing to our spirits to
remember our connections to others in time and space. Please come.
Please tell your friends.” — Regina Ress
watch this space for the Winter/Spring 2016 schedule to be
David Montgomery, Program
Director, Program in Educational Theatre (NYU
Regina Ress, Producer
Storytelling with the
Hans Christian Andersen Storytellers
58 Park Avenue, New York City
(four blocks south of Grand Central Station)
Select Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Some of New York's most famous storytellers bring to life exciting
tales of mythical creatures and fantastic adventures from
Scandinavia and the far North.
December 5th, 2015:
Julie Della Torre
and Rolf Stang
and Other Scandinavian Tales of Christmas
Julie and Rolf bring their delightful basket of delicious
seasonal stories. A joyous start to December’s holidays.
Admission: Free (and suitable for children five and
Contact: 1–212–879–9779 or firstname.lastname@example.org
African Folk Heritage Circle,
Sister’s Uptown Bookstore & Cultural Center
1942 Amsterdam Avenue (at 156th Street, New York City)
Select Tuesdays from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Please watch this space for the next date to be
Contact: Dr. Joyce C. Duncan at 1–212–568–1645
or Sister’s Uptown Bookstore & Cultural Center at