Storytelling Center Events
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Great Story Salon Series
814 Broadway (#3), New York City
(seating is limited for all events and is held inside a private
residence with two cats)
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m.:
Late Night Raga: A
Luminous Story without Words
Enjoy a luminous performance by master musician Steve Gorn on
Bansuri flute with tabla accompaniment (tabla artist to be
announced). The evening will also include a singing lesson for
(Proceeds will benefit Wiley Basho Gorn and the Taksu Theatre’s
upcoming production of The Tempest)
Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, at 7:00 p.m.:
An Evening with
One of South India’s highly–acclaimed dancers and storytellers
makes a rare salon appearance in NYC. The evening will be followed
by a reception and conversation, sharing stories about
Seating is limited and reservations should be made as soon as
Admission: $20.00 (sliding fee)
RSVP (for each event): 1–212–674–3479
African Folk Heritage Circle,
Sister’s Uptown Bookstore & Cultural Center
1942 Amsterdam Avenue at 156th Street, New York City
Sunday, April 26th, 2015, from 2:00 to 5:00
Come to Sister’s Uptown Bookstore in support of the AFHC. A full
afternoon of storytelling, Reiki, Qi Gong, and beautiful items for
Light refreshments will be available.
Contact: 1–212–862–3680 or 1–212–568–1645
Davenport Black Box Theatre
354 West 45th Street, New York City
Fridays, April 24th and May 1st and 8th, 2015
Saturdays, April 25th and May 2nd and 9th, 2015
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
All shows starting at 7:00 p.m.
One of the Top 10 Standout Shows at the Fringe NYC 2014, Terri
Mateer’s one–woman show — about the twists and turns in her life
that began with her height and her capacity to play
basketball like a pro (strong enough to actually play pro in Paris,
in fact) — is back for a limited run at the Davenport.
Caution: This show features
adult language, and is meant for
mature audiences only.
Reservations: Order tickets online via SmartTix (use code AKS13 for $5.00 off; AKS241
to buy two tickets for the price of one)
A showcase for storytellers
Spectrum NYC Studio
121 Ludlow Street (2nd Floor), New York City
Delancey and Rivington)
Select Thursdays from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. (unless otherwise
Friday, April 30th, 2015:
Jeremy Driesen and David
Jilted Lovers, Bad Kids,
Dreams, Drums and Desires
Come hear what it’s really like to tour with a rock ’n’ roll band,
recover from jilted love and feel like the bad kid. There will also
be an open mic for storytellers and musicians after the featured
Melaena Cadiz’s expansive voice — an
instrument as powerful as her flawless guitar–plucking — can
hypnotize you one moment and rattle your bones the next. Her
original songs evoke characters wrestling with emotions that haunt
us all: love and sadness, desire and defeat.
This beautiful singer/songwriter/guitarist, born in Michigan, based
in Brooklyn, has played in venues throughout the States. Her latest
album, Deep Below Heaven
(the title is a line snatched from a Sam Shepard short story), is
both literary and heavenly. American Songwriter magazine
described her as “vintage Bob Dylan meets Emmylou Harris.”
Back in the day, Jeremy Driesen had another life
very different from his respectable life now as a partner in Ray
Bloch Productions. He was a rock ‘n’ roll drummer for the likes of
Billy Idol, Richie Havens, Gary US Bonds, Chuck Berry, Lesley Gore,
Bo Diddley and Little Anthony and the Imperials.
He toured the country, performing at Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert
Hall, Radio City Music Hall, not to mention Joe’s Pub and many,
many dive bars throughout the United States. And he’s at Out
by Ten to tell those tales.
a Moth Story Slam host and three-time Moth Slam winner, is a
performer writer and teacher in New York City. His solo show,
Bad Kid, was named a New York Times Critics’ Pick
and is coming back in July. His memoir &madsh; based on
his Bad Kid show — is coming out as a Harper Perennial
book next month.
One writer for The Wall Street Journal praised him as
a performer capable of guiding a crowd “from belly laughs to
Admission: $20.00 ($18.00 in advance), includes free wine,
cheese and cookies
RSVP: Order online via Brown Paper Tickets
The Cat Came
Stories and Songs with a
with Mario Sprouse (piano) and
Napoleon Revels–Bey (drums)
253 West 125th Street
(Harlem), New York City
Saturday, May 9th,
2015, at 1:00 p.m.
Bring your family to the historic Apollo Theater as
musician/storyteller April Armstrong and her trio put a new spin on
some of your favorite folktales and nursery rhymes. Presented
as part of the annual Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival.
Come early for A Journey through Rhythm with Reese, which
starts at 12:40 p.m.
This event is suitable for audiences of 4 years and up.
Admission: $10.00 ($12.80 if ordered online via
RSVP: The Apollo Theater box office at 1–212–531–5305
or via Ticketmaster (additional charges apply) online or at 1–800–745–3000
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
adventures in exotic lands and extraordinary deeds by Heroines and
Heroes, Demi–Gods and Goddesses: Our Winter–Spring season brings
ancient epics, some of the world’s oldest and best stories, told by
three great storytellers. Anita Ratnam, David Novak and Regina Ress
will transport us to India, Mesopotamia and into the
rainforest of Borneo with captivating performances of classic
tales. Don’t miss this epic season!
“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
Sunday, May 3rd,
Photo by and © Cylla Von
Through the lens of Sita, timeless icon of womanhood, Anita
Ratnam, refracts and re-weaves the many strands of the
majestic and sweeping Hindu epic The Ramayana. Five
women are sketched: Manthara, Surpanakha, Mandodari, Ahalya and the
eternal Sita, who holds them all together.
One of India’ most celebrated dance–actors, Mme. Ratnam brings
storytelling, theatre and dance to her rendering of Sita, who
stands at the epicenter of this story of love, honour, courage,
treachery and sacrifice.
Dr. Anita Ratnam , one of India’s most renowned performers,
describes herself as a “contemporary classicist” whose solo work
re–imagines notions of what is sacred and what is secular from
within the framework of her life and experience. Her ability to
connect through storytelling, musical theatre, and gesture to a
wide variety of audiences has led to international engagements in
diverse venues such as Queen Elizabeth Hall in London (UK), Korzo
Theatre at the Hague, Substation (Singapore), the Newark Museum,
and the Peabody Essex Museum in the United States.
Please note: A full
house is expected for this performance.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to attend.
David Montgomery, Program Director,
Program in Educational Theatre (NYU Steinhardt)
Regina Ress, Producer
Admission: Free (the box
office will open one hour in advance of each performance)
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.
Tuesday, May 5th, 2015:
(theme and guest artist to be announced)
Contact: Dr. Joyce C. Duncan at 1–212–568–1645
or Sister’s Uptown Bookstore & Cultural Center at
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.
Saturday, May 9th, 2015:
Linda Humes and
The Hop Giant
and other Tales of
Robin and Linda tell funny and fantastic tales of giants, trolls,
elves and the other strange folk — large and small — from
Admission: Free (and suitable for children five and
Contact: 1–212–879–9779 or email@example.com