Storytelling Center Events

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Terri Mateer
A Kind Shot

TBG Studio Theatre
312 West 36th Street, New York City
Friday, February 23rd, at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 24th, at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 25th, at 4:00 p.m.

Former basketball star and model Terri Mateer 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 over the age of 18 years.

Admission: $25.00 at the door, cash only (tickets also available at a special discount via Terri Mateer’s website).
Contact: 1.800.838.3006

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

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, March 6th, 2018:
with featured teller Ruquiyah Ali Nabe

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
At the Heart of the Matter: Boundless Love

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.

Regina Ress, Laura Simms, and Ana Sofia Paiva, with musicians Larry Roland, Salieu Suso, and João Paiva, bring stories, poetry, and music which invite, assure, and challenge us to respond to life, in all its many forms, with love.

Sunday, April 15th, 2018:
Laura Simms with Salieu Suso
Falling in Love with the World

Laura Simms and renowned griot Salieu Suso (a leader in the United States’ African music scene) offer stories and music in service of uncovering and sharing the fundamental, untarnishable truth of our connection to each other, nature, and spirit. Laura combines potent myth and personal stories in celebration of the medicine of spoken word. To be moved and opened, transformed and inspired is to access within ourselves inherent joy, resources of skillful means, and the place where transformation occurs. The program includes subway tales, meetings with remarkable teachers, and the Origin of healing Song.

Sunday, April 29th, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.
Ana Sofia Paiva with João Paiva
Water Voices

Portuguese storyteller Ana Sofia Paiva, accompanied by João Paiva, brings an aquatic heart of narrative and song, and an invitation to share memory and silence. Her work of traditional ballads and tales is shaped by the geography and cultures of the Iberian peninsula seen through the lens of Atlantismo. The program includes old southern laments, raw voices of water creatures, sirens, and serpents urging us to resist a world where nothing seems to make sense and helping us to remember who we really are.

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

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.

Please watch this page for future dates in the Spring 2018 schedule as they are announced.

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


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 page for the next Out by Ten event to be announced.