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Laura Simms & James Nave
The Storm of Joy: A Storytelling Workshop

Engaged Storytelling Loft
814 Broadway (between 11th and 12th Streets), New York City
Saturday, January 20th, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

For anyone who wants to tell better stories, this is a rare chance to work with two masters of their art.

Your role as storyteller is an uncanny combination of ordinary presence, heightened spontaneity, and awareness. No matter whether you're a
beginner or a seasoned storyteller, a speaker, leader, writer, or actor, the Storm of Joy Storytelling process will take you deep into the art of genuine
oral storytelling.

What is it inside your imagination that keeps surprising you? How about a new story you want to tell? How about an old story you want to
refine? Is it a contemporary retelling of a mythic tale? Could it be a poem you'd like write and perform? Is it your funny bone tickling your side with a

Whatever it is inside your imagination, join us for this extremely useful and powerful workshop: the Storm of Joy Storytelling Intensive. We promise you will leave with new stories and remarkable insights.

Please register now — only 16 (sixteen) places are available, and this workshop will fill up soon.

Registration: $67.00

Register online at Laura’s website (via PayPal)

Contact: or 1.646.732.0696

Terri Mateer
A Kind Shot

TBG Studio Theatre
312 West 36th Street, New York City
Fridays, February 2nd and 23rd, at 8:30 p.m.
Saturdays, January 20th and 27th, and February 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th, at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.
Sundays, January 21st and 28th, and February 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th, at 4:00 p.m.

Back by popular demand, former basketball star and model Terri Mateer’s critically acclaimed one-woman show has hit the boards at the TBG Studio Theatre through the end of February (see dates above and reserve your tickets soon).

Terri tells her life story of becoming a pro basketball player in France. Raised by a single, hippie mom, an African American surrogate father steps in and teaches the 6’1” tall Terri how to play the game. Clearing six feet in sixth grade, she’s a natural, but dreams of becoming an architect. Terri's unbelievable journey includes playing pro ball, modeling, stripping, designing Michael Jordan’s headboard, and taking lots of shots at life. A talkback will follow each performance.

Special advisory: This show deals with mature situations and contains adult profanity; it is recommended only for mature audiences.

Admission: $20.00 when ordered online (via Terri Mateer’s website), or $25.00 at the door (U.S. cash only).
Contact: 1.800.838.3006


BadyHouse Storytelling Concert #40
with Erin Barker, Kevin Allison, Josh Johnson
Elaine Muray

80 Chester Avenue, Brooklyn (Kensington), New York
(MTA subway: F train to Church Avenue)
Sunday, February 11th, 2018, at 6:30 p.m.

Four special tellers will be on hand as the long–running BadyHouse series reaches its fortieth house concert. Come for the stories and homemade cookies as well as coffee and tea (bring your own beer or wine if you wish), make new friends, and see why some call this Brooklyn’s best–kept secret!

N.B. This event is held in a row house that is shared by two house–cats (please prepare accordingly).

Admission: $15.00 plus suggested donation, includes performances, cookies, coffee and tea
RSVP: or 1.718.633.6651

Thelma R. Thomas Salon

365 West 28th Street (Apartment 2E), New York City
Select Sundays from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 25th, 2018:
Love Stories

Sunday, March 25th, 2018:
Risqué Stories

Admission: $10.00+ donation
Contact: 1.212.807.1570

Storytelling with the Hans Christian Andersen Storytellers
at Scandinavia House

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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 from the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center bring to life exciting fairy and folk tales and fantastic adventures from Scandinavia and the far north.

Saturday, January 20th, 2018:
Bill Gordh
The Living Harp

Award–winning storyteller Bill Gordh returns for an hour of exciting, odd and adventurous Scandinavian stories, told with lively banjo music

Admission: Free (and suitable for children five and up)
Contact: 1.212.879.9779 or


Five Boro Story Project

Almost Home / Casí llegado a casa
Culminating Celebration

D’Antigua Tapas Bar
84–16 Northern Boulevard, Jackson Heights, New York
Saturday, January 27th, 2018. from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

The Almost Home / Casí llegando a casa Culminating Celebration will feature storytelling, music, and poetry performances by Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, and Corona residents who have powerful stories to tell about gentrification, displacement, immigration, activism and housing justice in our neighborhoods, and what it means tomake a home. There will be an open mic, participatory art-making, a Fragile City installation, and
more! Performers will include Goussy Celestin, Shekar Krishnan, Yessica Martinez, Leticia Ochoa, and Esneider X.

Almost Home / Casí llegando a casa is a storytelling, oral history, art, and video series that aims to strengthen community connections in Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, and Corona, Queens, through public storytelling programs, participatory art installations, and video that explore themes of home, vulnerability, resilience, and resistance.

D'Antigua Tapas Bar is located on Northern Blvd between 84th and 85th Streets. Take the MTA 7 train to 82nd Street and walk north to Northern Boulevard, or take the Q32 or Q33 bus.

Admission (to both events): Free

African Folk Heritage Circle, Inc.

Folks Tellin’ 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. February 9th, 2018:

Honoring Our Ancestors
with featured teller Shirley Young

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018:
WeMoms (featured teller to be announced)

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018:
Thelma R. Thomas
Fools and Liars

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018:
Cynthia Tompkins

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018:
Juneteenth Jamboree
with guest vocalist Lindsey Wilson

Admission: $10.00
Contact: Dr. Joyce C. Duncan at 1.212.568.1645
or Sister’s Uptown Bookstore & Cultural Center at 1.212.862.3680

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,M (West 4th Street); #1 (Sheridan Square); #6 (Astor Place); and N,R (8th Street).
Select Sundays at 3:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted

Please watch this space for the Spring 2018 dates to be announced.

David Montgomery, Program Director, Program in Educational Theatre (NYU Steinhardt)
Regina Ress, Producer

Admission: Free (seating is limited, and the box office opens one hour before each performance).
Contact: 1.212.998.5867


Out by Ten
A showcase for storytellers and musicians

John Strasberg Studios
555 Eighth Avenue, New York City

(between 37th and 38th Streets)

Please watch this space for the next Out by Ten event to be announced.