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Out by Ten

Out by Ten
A showcase for storytellers and musicians

Spectrum NYC Studio
121 Ludlow Street (2nd Floor), New York City
(between Delancey and Rivington)
Select Thursdays from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. (unless otherwise scheduled)

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.:
Stories & Songs in the Key of Life

This month presents a special evening with storytellers Diana Spechler, Heather Harpham, Katie Northlich. The music for this event will be provided by the cabaret/jazz duo of Joe Alterman & Hilary Gardner.

Diana Spechler

Diana Spechler is a seven–time Moth StorySLAM winner and novelist, whose stories have been featured on The Moth Radio Hour as well as The Moth‘s own podcast series. She is the author of two novels (Skinny and Who by Fire) and teaches writing in New York City and for Stanford University’s Online Writer’s Studio.

Heather Harpham

Heather Harpham has performed her award-winning theater work, and her solo plays (Happiness and Burning) and improvs — a mesmerizing mix of stories and dance — as close as Brooklyn and as far afield as Estonia and Nepal. She is an adjunct faculty member of Manhattanville College and SUNY Purchase.

Katie Northlich

Katie Northlich is a four-time National Monologue Slam Champion, who has performed her solo shows at the Cherry Lane Theatre and other off–Broadway venues (as well as the Solo Repertory Theatre and the All For One Theatre Festival). She recently hosted and co-wrote a pilot for CBS Local.

Hilary Gardner Joe Alterman

You may have heard Hilary Gardner's new first album, The Great City — Jonathan Schwartz plays it constantly on his WNYC–FM program. She has even sung duets on Broadway with the late Frank Sinatra — through the wonders of digital magic, of course — after being selected by the Frank Sinatra estate to appear as the live, onstage singer in Twyla Tharp’s Tony–nominated Come Fly Away. Her album, The Great City, will street on September 30th on Anzic Records.

Joe Alterman, one of the most talented young jazz pianists in New York City, has performed with other jazz greats at venues around the world including the Blue Note Jazz Club (in Milan, Italy and New York), the Iridium Jazz Club, the Kitano, and Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.

$20.00 at the door ($18.00 if purchased in advance), including free wine and cheese

Visit Brown Paper Bag to purchase tickets online


Bady House Storytelling Concert #13
Ghost Stories, True and Personal
with Gerard Fierst, Caitlin Broderick, Jenice Matias and Sunita Mukhi

85 Chester Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
(MTA subway: F train to Church Avenue)
Monday, October 13th, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.

It’s the Hallowe’en edition of BHSC! True tales, as told by the people who lived them. Weird, wacky and real. Get ready to be scared!

Admission: $15.00 suggested donation (includes homemade cookies, coffee and s’mores,
wine available at a reasonable extra cost)
Contact: or 1–718–633–6651

Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse

Provincetown Playhouse
133 MacDougal Street, New York City
(between West 3rd Street & Washington Square)
Closest MTA subway trains:
A,B,C,D,E,F (West 4th Street); #1 (Sheridan Square); #6 (Bleecker Street).
Select Sundays at 3:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted

Sunday, September 21st, 2014:
Laura Simms & Regina Ress
Magic in the World

Stories invite us into a universe of wilderness and transformation.  Laura Simms and Regina Ress combine true life tales of renewal and ancestors with ancient myths and a zany Romanian fairytale told by Laura’s grandmother.  Where do we find inspiration and beauty in our complicated world if not in nature and our relationship to the magic of living language carried in remarkable tales?  This program’s tapestry is woven with dedication for the children of the world and for all of us who live from the heart.   Appropriate for adults and children 9 years and older.

Sunday, October 26th, 2014:
Gerald Fierst
The Aesthetics of Horror!

From Poe to personal, Gerald Fierst tells spookylicious and horrific tales to delight and fill you with fear and awe. Gerald has traveled the world gathering terrifying tales. From San Francisco in the ’60’s to the edge of a mile wide meteor crater in the black lava flow near Zuni, New Mexico, these stories will make you rethink what is real and what is unknown. He guarantees that you will scream at least once this afternoon. Will you take the dare? Appropriate for adults and children 10 years and older.

Sunday, November 9th, 2014:
Elaine Muray
A Moveable Feast of Story

Elaine Muray's unique approach to storytelling incorporates mime and masks, swaths of cloth, and a command of sound and voice that create rich, memorable characters. A jaguar  growls, a horse approaches and rears, a Maori warrior fends off a monster. Having trained with some of the masters in physical theatre (including the legendary Tony Montanaro), Elaine’s performances breathe new life into the old stories. The program includes traditional and personal stories particularly tuned for this magical time of the year. Appropriate for adults and children 8 years and older.

Admission: Free (box office opens one hour before showtime)

David Montgomery, Program Director, Program in Educational Theatre
Regina Ress, Producer

1–212–998–5867 or visit the program website

Tammy Hall
Summer Songs and Stories

Lefferts Historic House (Prospect Park)
452 Flatbush Ave (near Empire Boulevard), Brooklyn, New York
(MTA buses: B16 to Ocean Avenue and Empire Boulevard, B43 to Lincoln Road,
B41 to Flatbush Avenue and Empire Boulevard)
Sundays in October, at 2:00 and 3:00 p.m.

: 1–718–789–2822

Battery Park City Parks Conservancy
Stories for All Ages

Teardrop Park
River Terrace at Warren Street, Battery Park City, New York
Select Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, October 25th, 2014:

Julie Pasqual
Just a Little Scary

Julie Pasqual tells exciting stories that will make you wiggle, squiggle and shout with fright and delight — just in time for Hallowe’en.

Admission: Free
Visit the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy website

African Folk Heritage Circle, Inc.
Folks Telling Tales

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.

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014:
WeMoms: Wimmin & Community (guest teller to be announced)

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014:
AFHC Tellabration!

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014:

Admission: $10.00
Contact: Dr. Joyce C. Duncan at 1–212–568–1645
or Thelma Ruffin Thomas at 1–212–807–1570

Storytelling with the
Hans Christian Andersen Storytellers


Scandinavia House
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.

Saturday, October 11th, 2014:
Julia Morris and Ellen Shapiro
Heroes, Heroines, Trickery, and Laughter

The 2014–2015 season opens with Julia Morris and Ellen Shapiro telling tales of gnomes, tricksters, and other mischief–making folk from Norway, Sweden, and Iceland.

Saturday, November 8th, 2014:
Regina Ress and Ron Sopyla
A Feisty Bride, Some Hidden Huldufólk, and a Most Incredible Thing

Regina Ress and Ron Sopyla join forces to tell tales from Denmark, Norway, and Iceland.

Saturday, December 13th, 2014:
Julie DellaTorre and Rolf Stang
The Legend of the Christmas Rose / Carpenter Andersen

A special program with delicious holiday stories from Norway and Sweden.

Saturday, January 10, 2015:
Bill Gordh
Hildur, Queen of the Elves and Other Icelandic Tales

A full hour of trolls, elves, and even Hidden People (and some of the folks they meet), told by Bill Gordh and his banjo.

Free (and suitable for children five and up)
Contact: 1–212–879–9779 or

REVEAL: A Storytelling Event

The Monro Pub
481 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.

“I have found a home to tell stories in twice a month and I'd like to invite you to join me. Sometimes there will be themes, sometimes I will encourage you to come out and just tell your best story. Our home is located at a bar in Park Slope called the Monro Pub. We will meet there every 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at 9 p.m. We will drink, tell stories and connect with each other. I encourage writers, comedians or just anyone who has a story to tell.” — Desirée Taranto, Organizer / Host

Visit the REVEAL page on Meetup (Meetup registration required)