Sep
11
7:30 pm19:30

Take Two Storytelling: September 11th

  • C'mon Everybody

One true story, two endings: one the way it actually happened, and the other where they rewind time to make it all turn out differently. What happens when you take the other fork in the road, right the wrongs or wrong the rights, say what you could have said, do what you could have done, flip to a different page in the choose your own adventure? When the only thing between a storyteller and the perfect ending is the real ending, they bring it to Take Two.
Co-hosted by Elana Lancaster and Harvey Katz

Doors 7:00PM, show 7:30-9PM 

$5 suggested, no one turned away for lack of funds

Oct
11
7:30 pm19:30

Take Two Storytelling: October 11th

  • C'mon Everybody

One true story, two endings: one the way it actually happened, and the other where they rewind time to make it all turn out differently. What happens when you take the other fork in the road, right the wrongs or wrong the rights, say what you could have said, do what you could have done, flip to a different page in the choose your own adventure? When the only thing between a storyteller and the perfect ending is the real ending, they bring it to Take Two.
Co-hosted by Elana Lancaster and Harvey Katz

Doors 7:00PM, show 7:30-9PM 

$5 suggested, no one turned away for lack of funds


Jul
26
7:30 pm19:30

Take Two Storytelling: July 26th Podcast Release Show!

  • C'mon Everybody

We are so excited to announce that we are releasing our podcast. it's going to be available on all the major podcast spots so keep an eye out. More info forthcoming. This show will be our podcast release show.

Take Two is a unique show where storytellers share one true story with two endings: one the way it actually happened, the other where they rewind time to make it all turn out differently. What happens when you take the other fork in the road, right the wrongs or wrong the rights, say what you could have said, do what you could have done, flip to a different page in the choose your own adventure? When the only thing between a storyteller and the perfect ending is the real ending, they bring it to Take Two.
Co-hosted by Elana Lancaster and Harvey Katz

July 26th at C'mon Everybody (325 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn)
Doors 7:00PM, show 7:30-9PM

$5 suggested, no one turned away for lack of funds

This month's storytellers: Gastor Almonte, Katie Saddlemire, Scott Gawlicki, Glenn Marla, Harvey Katz

Gastor Almonte is an award-winning storyteller, standup comedian, show producer and host. He’s an active member of the New York City comedy scene, and can been seen nightly at various clubs on the east coast. He’s appeared on Comedy Central’s This Is Not Happening, the New York Time’s featured The Liar Show, and The Story Collider. He's a 2017 Cinderblock Festival invitee. As the host Stoops2Stages, a weekly interview series, Gastor interviews various HipHop artist and comedians.Find him on all social media Gastor Almonte

Katie Saddlemire is a longtime captive of the startup world and has figured out that an expression of empathy can be broken down into its component parts. She is an avid short-term hobbyist, the proud mother of an extremely affectionate cat, and partial to very spicy food. 

Scott Gawlicki is a freelance writer based in Queens. He is also an art geek currently a docent in training at the Met. He is a Moth StorySlam champ, appeared in open mics and storytelling shows throughout the city including NY Stories, Friday Night Stories, the Adam Wade Show, Surprse Stories, and Now You're Talking.

Glenn Marla is a Brooklyn based theater artist, writer, art therapist and beauty pageant queen. Glenn's new work Scarcity Freezer a show about mothers, food and imagination with puppets will debut as part of the Fridge Festival in the beginning of Sept.

Harvey Katz first became a woman at a torquise and peach colored Bat-Mitzvah in Miami in the early 90's before coming into his manhood in a small city in Georgia. He spent 13 years on the road as a spokenword poet and is currently pursuing a career in nursing. His lack of boundaries and general impulsiveness means he's collected a story or two over the years. Catch him hosting Take Two Storytelling or trying to convince people to buy his hats on Etsy. This is life post poetry.

Jun
15
7:30 pm19:30

Take Two Storytelling: June 15th!

  • C'mon Everybody

One true story, two endings: one the way it actually happened, and the other where they rewind time to make it all turn out differently. What happens when you take the other fork in the road, right the wrongs or wrong the rights, say what you could have said, do what you could have done, flip to a different page in the choose your own adventure? When the only thing between a storyteller and the perfect ending is the real ending, they bring it to Take Two.
Co-hosted by Elana Lancaster and Harvey Katz

Doors 7:00PM, show 7:30-9PM 

$5 suggested, no one turned away for lack of funds

This month's Storytellers: Kelli Dunham, Mx.Tiffany Leigh, Finn Schubert, and Elana Lancaster

Kelli Dunham is the ex-nun genderqueer nurse storytelling nerd comic so common in modern Brooklyn. Kelli has appeared on Showtime, the Discovery Channel and at colleges, prides, fundraisers and even the occasional livestock auction. Kelli was nominated to be a 2105 White House Champion of Change for her work as the co-founder and producer of Queer Memoir, NYC's longest-running most earnest LGBT storytelling event. She is also the founder of Organ Recital: A Festival of Stories About Bodies, Health & Healthcare. Kelli is debuting two all new shows this summer: Jesus Was No Sissy (July 6th at the Tank as part of the Queer AF Fest) and Brussel Sprouts & Childcraft Encyclopedia: How My Nerd Ass Saved My Queer Ass (June 17 at PIT as part of Queer Com). 

Mx.Tiffany Leigh is a genderqueer writer and performer. For two years she has written, produced and co-hosted MATCH GAME NYC, a game show bar night (or is it bar night game show?) in the East Village. Her current work in progress is Dad Libs, a storytelling experience that includes audience participation. She also loves going to burlesque shows and playing boardgames.

Finn Schubert is a Moth StorySLAM winner and unapologetic nerd who once accepted a marriage proposal via excel spreadsheet with conditional formatting.

Elana Lancaster is a storyteller, health educator, and workshop facilitator who lives in Brooklyn. He's a Moth StorySLAM winner, the co-host of Take Two Storytelling, and is debuting his first solo storytelling show, This Sparkling World, at the Tank on July 9th. Find out more at www.elanalancaster.com

May
18
7:30 pm19:30

Take Two Storytelling: May 18th!

  • C'mon Everybody

One true story, two endings: one the way it actually happened, and the other where they rewind time to make it all turn out differently. What happens when you take the other fork in the road, right the wrongs or wrong the rights, say what you could have said, do what you could have done, flip to a different page in the choose your own adventure? When the only thing between a storyteller and the perfect ending is the real ending, they bring it to Take Two.
Co-hosted by Elana Lancaster and Harvey Katz

Doors 7:00PM, show 7:30-9PM 

$5 suggested, no one turned away for lack of funds

Apr
19
7:30 pm19:30

Take Two Storytelling: April 19th!

  • C'mon Everybody

One true story, two endings: one the way it actually happened, and the other where they rewind time to make it all turn out differently. What happens when you take the other fork in the road, right the wrongs or wrong the rights, say what you could have said, do what you could have done, flip to a different page in the choose your own adventure? When the only thing between a storyteller and the perfect ending is the real ending, they bring it to Take Two.
Co-hosted by Elana Lancaster and Harvey Katz

Doors 7:00PM, show 7:30-9PM 

$5 suggested, no one turned away for lack of funds

This month's amazing storytellers:

Richard Cardillo is a 25 year resident of the Lower East Side and has been an educator for over three decades on two continents and in two languages. Rich is a three-time Moth StorySLAM winner and has also participated in three Moth GrandSLAMS . He’s also performed at Surprise! Stories Storytelling Game Show, Friday Night Stories, Mostly True Things, Story Collider and Big Irv’s Brand New Storytelling Show. 

Marlene Nichols is named after the 1930’s transgressive film actress, Marlene Dietrich, a woman who famously slept with both Greta Garbo and JFK. A southern girl at heart, Marlene’s performed her original monologues on both coasts and the North Pole while also producing documentaries for Al Gore’s Climate Reality project and AOL Studios.

Steven Berkowitz is a MothSLAM winner who has taught storytelling for the Moth's Community Education program. He has told stories at And I Am Not Lying, The Adam Wade from New Hampshire Show, Yum's the Word, and more. He has also appeared on Scientific American's Science Talk podcast.

Cassie J. Sneider is a pug parent and the author of a book called Fine Fine Music and also that article on manspreading that your MRA cousin in Tampa really hated. She runs The Kings of Karaoke and is living the dream.

Mar
15
7:30 pm19:30

Take Two Storytelling: March 15th!

  • C'mon Everybody

One true story, two endings: one the way it actually happened, and the other where they rewind time to make it all turn out differently. What happens when you take the other fork in the road, right the wrongs or wrong the rights, say what you could have said, do what you could have done, flip to a different page in the choose your own adventure? When the only thing between a storyteller and the perfect ending is the real ending, they bring it to Take Two.
Co-hosted by Elana Lancaster and Harvey Katz

This month's amazing storytellers:
Susan Kent
Michele Carlo
Shawn Tristan
Steven Berkowitz
Tracey Segarra

Doors 7:00PM, show 7:30-9PM 

$5 suggested, no one turned away for lack of funds

Susan Kent is a Deep South refugee now living, writing and storytelling in NYC. Her work has appeared on Snap Judgment, The Moth Radio Hour, and Kevin Allison’s RISK! podcast. She’s founder of the Dead Parents Club Storytelling Series, storytelling curator for The Tank, and host of Tell It: Brooklyn. Tweet her @TheSusanKent.

Steven Berkowitz is a MothSLAM winner who has taught  storytelling for the Moth's Community Education program.  He has told stories at And I Am Not Lying, The Adam Wade from New Hampshire Show, Yum's the Word, and more. He has also appeared on Scientific American's Science Talk podcast.

Shawn Tristan unintentionally escaped the city to live in the woods, and still hasn't quite found his way back home.  He is a writer, artist, activist, and unofficial therapist, and had a brief summer in his early 20s when he thought he could live on love and art alone, until he had to find health insurance.  He's been seen clowning, singing, talking to puppets, and telling personal stories at Queer Memoir and Tiny Dangerous Fun in NYC, and on various college campuses.  Offstage, he does the same things for the amusement of toddlers.

Tracey Segarra is busy. She is an award-winning storyteller, producer of a bi-monthly storytelling show, Now You’re Talking, a workshop leader, public speaker and a member of the board of directors of the National Storytelling Network. While she discovered storytelling later in life,  she has since embraced it with the fervor of an evangelist, and it is her mission to spread the transformative powers of storytelling far and wide.

Michele Carlo is a storyteller who has appeared across the U.S., including the MOTH’s GrandSlams and Mainstage shows in NYC, and on NPR with Latino USA. She is also the author of the NYC-set memoir Fish Out Of Agua: My life on neither side of the (subway) tracks) and produces a weekly show on Radio Free Brooklyn called Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo.

Feb
19
7:00 pm19:00

Take Two Storytelling, Organ Recital edition: February 19th

  • JACK

A special edition of Take Two as part of the Organ Recital Storytelling Festival

Health and healthcare are full of forks in the road and times we wish there was a rewind button. At Take Two, storytellers share one true story with two endings: one the way it actually happened, the other if it had all turned out differently. What happens when you take the other fork in the road, right the wrongs or wrong the rights, say what you could have said, do what you could have done, flip to a different page in the choose your own adventure? When the only thing between a storyteller and the perfect ending is the real ending, they bring it to Take Two.

Featuring stories from:

Athalie Paynting
Topher Gross
Diana Cage
Elana Lancaster
Harvey Katz

Co-hosted by Harvey Katz and Elana Lancaster

$5 suggested, no one turned away for lack of funds

https://www.facebook.com/events/1241885192585381/

More about our storytellers:

Athalie Paynting is a former semi pro wrestler turned sales executive and storyteller. She is currently a graduate student at Widener University working on her Masters degree in Human Sexuality. She is a two time Moth Story Slam winner and has been a featured story teller at Yum's The Word, Sideshow Goshko, The Adam Wade from NH Show, Tell It Brooklyn and A Very Special Episode. Her solo show "Phone Bone", about her experience working as a virgin phone sex operator in San Diego in the late 90's, premiered in 2015 and has been included in festivals both in New York and Providence, RI. She lives in Brooklyn and really enjoys red meat and fine cigars.

Elana Lancaster is a storyteller, health educator, and workshop facilitator who lives in Brooklyn. He is a Moth StorySLAM winner, cohosts the monthly show Take Two Storytelling, and has been featured at The Story Collider, Queer Memoir, Big City Stories, The BTK Band, Long Story Long, and other shows around the city.

Diana Cage writes about gender, sexuality and sexual politics. She is a Lambda Award winning author of eight books and in addition to writing, she works the the What Would and HIV Doula Do? collective to bring attention to HIV/AIDS as an ongoing intersectional political
reality. She teaches writing at Pratt Institute.

Topher Gross is a born and bred Brooklyn kid who learned the art of storytelling from his Jewish grandma, Edith. He is an appearance enhancement artist aka hairstylist, party thrower+ yenta, aspiring cartoon voice over actor and marijuana dispensary owner. Topher has performed stories at Tell, Tell It, at various burlesque shows, dinner tables, on live journal and a blog for original plumbing magazine. He was featured on the Graham Norton show as the "big gay following" of Kylie Minogue. 

Harvey Katz is a Brooklyn based writer and storyteller. He is the cohost of Take Two and an aspiring nurse to the stars.

Feb
7
7:30 pm19:30

Take Two Storytelling: February 7th!

  • C'mon Everybody

This month's amazing performers:

Cyndi Freeman
Asher Novek
Emily Ray Reese
Marie Faustin

$5 suggested, no one turned away for lack of funds. Co-hosted by Harvey Katz and Elana Lancaster.

Dec
6
7:30 pm19:30

Take Two Storytelling: One Year Anniversary Show!

  • C'mon Everybody

Come join us for our one year anniversary show, full of some of our favorite storytellers! $5 suggested, no one turned away for lack of funds. Co-hosted by Harvey Katz and Elana Lancaster.

This month's amazing performers:

Ben Lillie is a high-energy particle physicist who left the ivory tower for the wilds of New York's theater district. He has a B.A. in physics from Reed College, a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Stanford University, and a Certificate in improv comedy from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. He is the founder of Caveat, an event space dedicated to intellectual nightlife opening soon. He is also co-founder of The Story Collider, where people are invited to tell stories of their personal experience of science, is a Moth StorySLAM champion, and was a writer and contributing editor for TED.com.

Cecilia Gentili: Originally from Argentina, Cecilia was contributor to TransBodies,Trans Selves and is a board member at TransLatina Network! Between the good times and the bad, she has stories that will melt your heart and make you laugh until you cry. 

Gastor Almonte: Gastor can currently be seen hosting Stoops2Stages, an interview series podcast featuring some of his favorite musicians, comedians and artist. He is a seasoned storyteller and one of the new faces of comedy. http://gastoralmonte.com/

Mark Lamb: Hailing originally from Sturgis, Kentucky, Mark comes from a long line of storytellers. He now resides in New York City where his work as a choreographer and performer has been recognized by the New York Times as "quietly celebratory" "gently charming" and "expression of communal joy". Mark is a Grand Slam champion at the Peabody Award winning Moth storytelling series.

Drae Cambell: Host and Producer or Tell, a monthly queer storytelling event. Drae has an eclectic career as an EMCEE, comedian, director, actor, storyteller and all around entertainer. Drae is kind, funny, and just the kind of mischievous that leaves with more than a few good stories.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/378495695820559/

Take Two Storytelling: April
Apr
7
7:30 pm19:30

Take Two Storytelling: April

  • C'mon Everybody

Featuring:
Eli Reiter (host of Long Story Long, two-time Moth Slam winner)
Vanessa Valerio (host of Singleling and Party of Two, Tell It: Brooklyn)
Sandi Marx (seven-time Moth Slam winner, RISK!)
Harvey Katz (co-host Take Two, AKA Athens Boys Choir)
Elana Lancaster (co-host Take Two, Moth Slam winner)

https://www.facebook.com/events/882381221872121/

Take Two Storytelling: March
Mar
9
7:30 pm19:30

Take Two Storytelling: March

  • C'mon Everybody

This month's storytellers are:

Angel Yau
Robin Gelfenbein
Elana Lancaster
Finn Schubert
Elsa Waithe

Doors at 7pm, stories at 7:30pm.