(mostly) TRUE THINGS: A game wrapped in a true storytelling show
(mostly) TRUE THINGS, a game wrapped in a storytelling show that features true stories, with a twist, will feature stories on the theme “BAD MATCH” on Sat. March 11, 7 pm. Tickets are $15 online at Eventbrite or $20 at the door (cash only). This show has comedy, heart, and a dose of hope through true stories about real experiences.
March is National Kidney Month and we will honor it with at least 1 true story about the search for a kidney to save a life.
This show features 4 true stories but 3 of them include subtle little lies. In the second act, the audience questions the storytellers, then votes for the person they think told it straight. Winners get a prize and the whole truth about each story is shared before the end of the evening. It is a combination of comedy, heart and community that is truly a unique experience.
Storytellers in this line-up are:
Jack Canfora, a playwright, actor, writer and musician who is the recipient of several playwriting awards – including two Edgerton Playwriting Awards and the 2016 Webby Award for Best Writing in a Web Series. The New York Times described his off-Broadway play Jericho (2010) as “painfully significant, an intelligent intertwining of the nature of grief, cultural identity, fraught relationships, and shared tragedy.” He is currently Artistic Director of New Normal Repertory, and his radio play Step 9 is available in a series of riveting podcast episodes
Carla Katz, is an attorney, storyteller, comic, and actor living in Hoboken, NJ. She is a Moth StorySLAM Champion and was featured on PBS Stories From The Stage, The Moth, and The Story Collider Podcast. Her play, The Swan, debuted at the New York Theater Festival Summerfest 2022. She has graced many stages, including The Comedy Cellar, Fat Black Pussycat, St. Marks Comedy, Club, Caveat, Magnet Theater, Peoples Improv Theater, The Barrow Group, and The Tank.
Vernon Payne is a Brooklyn-based comedian who performs in clubs all over the east coast and recently returned from performances in Europe and has been featured on the RISK! Live show and podcast. His solo shows were selected for the Emerging Artists Award performances in 2018. He also writes comic books for Spaz Comics.
Sue Barnum is a mostly-retired psychotherapist from San Antonio, TX who has worked with Jude Treder-Wolff doing fund-raising through the arts for the past 20 years. She is an activist who works with Creativity For Peace, an organization that brings Israeli and Palestinian teens together to train them in leadership skills and learning to transform anger and prejudice to mutual respect and inspire action to create equality and peace. She trains therapists at conferences across the country.
The show is hosted by writer/performer Jude Treder-Wolff, who has been featured on national platforms like PBS Stories From The Stage, the RISK! Live show and podcast, which has a million downloads every month, Story Collider, Mortified, Story District in Washington, DC and The Women’s Storytelling Festival in Fairfax VA, to name just a few, and is continually performing in the vibrant NY storytelling scene.