Take Two Storytelling's THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY: December 11th
Dec
11
7:30 PM19:30

Take Two Storytelling's THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY: December 11th

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 storytellers: Sydnee Washington, Gabe Gonzalez, Mark Lamb, Cecilia Gentili, and more TBA!

Doors 7:15PM, show 7:30PM-9PM 

$5 to $15, no one turned away for lack of funds

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Take Two Storytelling: November 13th
Nov
13
7:30 PM19:30

Take Two Storytelling: November 13th

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 storytellers: Sylvie Lubow, Erin Barker, David Hu, and Jamie Brickhouse

Doors 7:15PM, show 7:30-9PM 

$5 to $15, no one turned away for lack of funds

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Take Two Storytelling: October 10th
Oct
10
7:30 PM19:30

Take Two Storytelling: October 10th

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 7:15PM, show 7:30-9PM 

$5 to $10, no one turned away for lack of funds

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Take Two Storytelling: September 12th
Sep
12
7:30 PM19:30

Take Two Storytelling: September 12th

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 7:15PM, show 7:30-9PM 

$5 to $10, no one turned away for lack of funds

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Take Two Storytelling: July 17th
Jul
17
7:30 PM19:30

Take Two Storytelling: July 17th

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 7:15PM, show 7:30-9PM 

$5 to $10 suggested, no one turned away for lack of funds

This month’s storytellers: Dawn Fraser, Anita Flores, Marie Faustin, Adrien Behn, and Harvey Katz

Dawn J. Fraser is a storyteller, educator and and nationally acclaimed speaker based out of New York City. She is the Host of the live show and upcoming podcast ‘Barbershop Stories’, which features storytellers performing true tales in barbershops and salons. Dawn has created programs for college students, educators and entrepreneurs to develop leadership potential through storytelling, and is an Instructor with The Moth and The Story Studio. She was featured amongst some of the nation’s top innovators and change makers as a speaker at TED@NYC and has performed in shows including The Moth Mainstage, Story Collider, RISK and The Unchained Tour. She loves being a twin, a Trinidadian, and tweetable @dawnjfraser

Anita Flores has written and starred in videos for Buzzfeed, Univision, and Pride.com. She hosts a monthly comedy show called Party of Two and is currently on tour with Awkward Sex and the City. She has a podcast called ‘I’m Listening’ where she explores different themes and pivotal moments from the show Frasier with a new guest each episode.

Marie Faustin is a NY-based comedian and actress and one of the fastest rising talents on the comedy scene. She was a 2017 "New Face of Comedy" at the international Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal.
Marie has appeared at Comedy Central's Clusterfest, GQ Magazine, MTV's GirlCode, MTV2's Vidiots, VH1's All Jokes Aside, The BET Awards and TruTV's Late Night Snack. From 2016 - 2017, Marie was the host of Oxygen's Very Real Talk. She's a regular feature in Time Out NY and is the on-air host of 99.5FM's "Tall Tales in the Big City." Marie also co-hosts the weekly podcast: The Unofficial Expert.

Adrien Behn is the creator of Strangers Abroad, a storytelling+travel podcast based on conversations had with strangers while she backpacked from Mexico to Peru over the course of 5 months. She is currently working her second season. 

Harvey Katz is the co-host of Take Two Storytelling and 1/2 of its podcast team. His collection of stories are the direct result of his poor boundaries, questionable judgement, inability to recognize trouble, and the sensitivities of a man born under a Pisces sun.

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Take Two Storytelling: June 19th
Jun
19
7:30 PM19:30

Take Two Storytelling: June 19th

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 7:15PM, show 7:30-9PM 

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

This month’s storytellers: Gastor Almonte, Alexis Lambright, Andrew McGill, Asher Novek, and Rhonda Hansome!

Gastor Almonte is a comedian out of Brooklyn, NY. He’s been seen in seasons 3 and 4 of Comedy Central’s “This is Not Happening,” the Story Collider Podcast, and Risk!. He was named one of the 2017 Comedy’s New Kids on the Block by TimeoutNY. He’ll be recording his new album at Caveat this August. You can find him on twitter and Instagram @GastorAlmonte

Alexis Lambright is a New York City-based performer and comedy writer.  She can be seen every Saturday performing improv with The Cast, and Good At Sports. Alexis also produces and hosts a bi-monthly storytelling show called The Griot Show, which features black performers from around NYC.
In addition to doing improv and storytelling, she has occasionally written for Reductress, contributed her voice to the award-winning podcast The Truth, and can also be seen entertaining scores of children as actor with the Story Pirates!

Andrew McGill is a Brooklyn native comic and storyteller. Andrew began his comedy career in his junior year of high school and has never looked back: currently, he's making a name for himself in the New York comedy circuit while also graduating from Hunter College. By night, you can catch him hosting the Moth or performing at different venues throughout New York City - but during the day, he is a New York City Public School Special Educator teaching English at a high school in Harlem.

Asher Novek is a community organizer, tech designer, media producer, storyteller, storytelling coach, and occasional wedding officiant. He is the lead producer for the Speak Up, Rise Up Storytelling Festival, which is happening this summer from August 6-12th. He produces a monthly storytelling show, So What Happened Was, in Park Slope.  He also co-hosts and co-produces the podcast, The Whole Story, which looks at the medium of storytelling.  And he’s still single.

Rhonda Hansome is an actor, director and member of Women Of A Certain Age Comedy cast. She’s done stand-up at Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall, Constitution Hall and for US troops in Korea.  Her TV credits include Louie, Saturday Night Live, Showtime at The Apollo and London Underground.  She’s told true stories at Generation Women, NY Story Exchange, Bady House StoryTelling Concert, and Yum’s the Word. Rhonda is on Sirius XM Mondays 2-5 PM on John Fugelsang’s “Tell Me Everything”. Follow Rhonda Hansome Comedy on Facebook and @RhondaHansome on Twitter.

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Take Two Storytelling: May 15th
May
15
7:30 PM19:30

Take Two Storytelling: May 15th

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 7:15PM, show 7:30-9PM 

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

This month’s storytellers: Drae Campbell, Arti Gollapudi, Dusty Lynn Childers, Jamie Brickhouse, and Mel Dockery

Drae Campbell is a writer, actor, director, storyteller and nightlife emcee. Drae has BFA in Theatre from The University Of The Arts. She's performed in film ,tv and on stages all over NYC. Drae’s directing work has appeared in Iceland, NYC, Budapest and in the SF Fringe Festival. The short film Drae co-wrote and starred in with Rebecca Drysdale, YOU MOVE ME won the Audience Award for Outstanding Narrative Short at OUTFEST 2010 and has been shown in festivals globally. She also hosts and curates a queer storytelling show called TELL at BGSQD. Catch Drae starring in a new web series called  Dinette which premiered at Tribeca 2018! www.draecampbell.com 

Arti Gollapudi is a comedian & a performance studies masters candidate at NYU. She hosts Yourself, Your Body at Upright Citizen's Brigade & Comedy CUNT at Bluestockings bookstore. She also writes comedic poetry under the title Boys I've Kissed & Hated (you can also find newer poems on instagram @ArtiFartyPoem). You can follow her mishaps and mistakes on twitter & instagram @ArtiParty! 

Dusty Lynn Childers (Dusty Tea Shoulders/ @duddylynn) directs, dramaturges, acts, conjures costumes, styles, speaks their truth in front of audiences, drags it up periodically, sings (albeit out of tune) and instructs the future via the classroom. His body and body of work has graced venues all over NYC Including Joe's Pub, Abrons Art Center, Dixon Place, Parsons, The Mix Festival, The Whitney, BAM,  and Governor's Ball. He has worked with Justin Sayre, Taylor Mac, Nayland Blake, Ana Matronic, Heather Acs, Mister Wallace, Big Dipper, Miguel Gutierrez, Silas Howard, World Famous *BOB*, Xavier Smith, Bridget Barkan and Amber Martin (among others).

Jamie Brickhouse is a New York Times published author and a three-time Moth StorySLAM champion. He has recorded voice overs for Beavis and Butthead and will be performing Dangerous When Wet: Booze, Sex, and My Mother, his award-winning solo
show based on his memoir and directed  by Obie-winning David Drake at several theater festivals, including Capital Fringe in DC in July, Minnesota Fringe in Minneapolis in August, and San Francisco Fringe in September. A regular on the New York storytelling circuit, he’s also a Literary Death Match champ and has been featured on both the live shows and national podcasts of Kevin Allison’s Risk! and The Story Collider. Jamie has been published in the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Washington Post, Daily Beast, Salon, Out, Huffington Post, and POZ. Find him on Twitter and Instagram @jamiebrickhouse, Facebook, and www.jamiebrickhouse.com.

Mel Dockery: For most of her professional life Mel was a corporate trainer but since retiring she has taken to the stage as a monologist and as an actress. She has been featured in a couple of Indie films to be released this year and will shortly appear on stage in Noel Coward’s “Weatherwise” at Local 61 in Brooklyn. She is honored to be back with Take Two, one of her favorite shows.

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Take Two Storytelling: April 11th
Apr
11
7:30 PM19:30

Take Two Storytelling: April 11th

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 7:15PM, show 7:30-9:00PM 

$5 to $10 suggested, no one turned away for lack of funds

This month's storytellers: Mark Pagán, Elana Lancaster, Arti Gollapudi, Danny Artese, and Sopan Deb!

Mark Pagán is an award-winning film and podcast producer, storyteller, writer, and former b-boy. A Moth Storyslam winner, his work and performances have been shown at festivals and shows worldwide including Slamdance Film Festival, Arizona International Film Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, Charleston Comedy Festival, RISK!, The Moth, Story Collider, Peoples Improv Theater, and Magnet Theater. He currently produces and hosts the series and live show, "Other Men Need Help."

Elana Lancaster is a storyteller, health educator, and workshop facilitator. He's a Moth StorySLAM winner, co-hosts the monthly show (and now podcast!) Take Two Storytelling, and has been featured in The Story Collider live show and podcast, The Gotham Storytelling Festival, Hot Mic with Dan Savage on Audible.com, Queer Memoir, Big City Stories, The BTK Band, Long Story Long, and other shows around New York.

Arti Gollapudi is a comedian & a performance studies masters candidate at NYU. She hosts Yourself, Your Body at Upright Citizen's Brigade & Comedy CUNT at Bluestockings bookstore. She also writes comedic poetry under the title Boys I've Kissed & Hated (you can also find newer poems on instagram @ArtiFartyPoem). You can follow her mishaps and mistakes on twitter & instagram @ArtiParty!

Danny Artese is a Moth GrandSLAM winner and has performed on Risk! and Yum's the Word as well as hosting and producing the new storytelling series The Day I Should Have. He loves that sharing stories reminds us all we're not as alone as we might think.

Sopan Deb is a culture writer for The New York Times as well as a stand up comedian, writing about the intersection of politics and culture, among other topics. Before joining The Times, he covered Donald Trump's presidential campaign for CBS News from start to finish as a campaign embed. He covered hundreds of rallies in more than 40 states for a year and a half. His past work has been featured on NBC, Al Jazeera and in the Boston Globe. 

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Take Two Storytelling: March 14th
Mar
14
7:30 PM19:30

Take Two Storytelling: March 14th

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 7:15PM, show 7:30-9PM at C'mon Everybody (325 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn)

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

This month's storytellers: Tiffany Leigh, Sabine Bernards, Calvin S. Cato, Nate Waggoner, and Gabe Gonzalez

Mx. Tiffany Leigh is a genderqueer writer and performer in New York City. In addition to Take Two she has told stories at The Slipper Room, the F*ck You Revue, and with the BTK Band. Since 2016 she has written, produced and co-hosted MATCH GAME NYC, a monthly live game show in the East Village and Upper East Side. She is currently finishing a memoir about grade school. She loves hooting at burlesque shows and playing complicated board games with friends. She lives with her partner (and Dolores the cat) in the shadow of The Cloisters in Inwood. Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/matchgamenyc/ and https://twitter.com/tiffanyleigh 

Sabine Bernards escaped Portland, Oregon for New York seven years ago. In her past work life, she spent 5 years supporting grassroots community organizing; now she is a full time side-hustler and nanny who has spent the past six months perfecting the art of underemployment and overcommitment. She is a member of a radical childcare collective, an anti-street harassment group, a queer craft collective. From a family of talkative Swedish women, she is an frequent storyteller, an occasional oral historian, and an ametuer printmaker. She can be found in Bed Stuy biking, baking bread, and wearing fancy jumpsuits.

Calvin S. Cato has performed in numerous festivals all around the country and has been featured Time Out New York's Queer Comics Of Color To Watch. In addition, you may have seen him on the Oxygen Network and Vice Media.

Nate Waggoner’s writing has appeared in Electric Literature, Barrelhouse, The Hard Times and elsewhere. He has performed at The Bell House, Union Hall, The Magnet, The Annoyance, and elsewhere.

Gabe Gonzalez is a Latinx comedian, writer, and video producer living in Brooklyn. He’s studied at Second City, talked about butt juice on Inside Amy Schumer, and unabashedly flirted with a Fox News anchor during an interview. When he isn’t busy scrambling to pay off an insurmountable debt to Brown University, he enjoys playing with other people's cats and doing standup at bars with a nice wine selection. You can find his video work at places like Mic and MTV or check him out on the HBO Latino doc Habla y Vota. Twitter: @gaybonez

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Take Two Storytelling: February 15th
Feb
15
7:30 PM19:30

Take Two Storytelling: February 15th

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: Marc Abbott, Vernon Payne, Jennifer Glick, Sydnee Washington, and Harvey Katz

Marc L Abbott is the author of the YA novel The Hooky Party and the children’s book Etienne and the Stardust Express. He is the director of the horror short SNAP and the online horror series Anthorrorgy, he’s a two-time nominated actor, and a 2015 Moth StorySlam and GrandSlam winner. He has performed at RISK!, Now You’re Talking! & BadyHouse Storytelling Concert. He is the host of the monthly storytelling show Maaan, You’ve got to hear this! at Precious Metal in Bushwick, Brooklyn. He has written and performed two one man shows: Of Cats and Men: A Storytellers Journey, and Love: African-American Style which was featured at the EATS festival at the TADA Theatre. He is also co-host of the podcast Beef, Wine and Shenanigans which airs twice a month and a member of the HWA. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, he still calls the borough his home. Visit his website www.whoismarclabbott.com for more on his work and future appearances.

Vernon Payne is a comedian from Brooklyn, NY. He got his start in Albany, NY in 2009 and since then has gone on to perform a one man show off Broadway called "Teenage Love". He has travel the northeast and opened for headlining comics. Recently he has written comic strips for "Spaz Comics" as well as magazines.  Vernon’s diverse stand up goes from talking about growing up in Brooklyn, sex, and race. You can catch him performing at clubs all Around New York City.

Jennifer Glick is a storyteller who has been working in New York since 2003.  She has appeared on Liam McEneaney's Tell Your Friends podcast and Dana Rossi’s Soundtrack series podcast. She has a monthly residence at the No Name Show at Word Up Community Bookstore in Washington Heights (2113 Amsterdam Avenue) the last Tuesday of every month. This February she has been part of the New York Story Exchange at Cornelia Street Café and the I Have A Crazy Idea show at Branded Saloon.

Sydnee Washington hosts a high energy monthly comedy show in the Lower East Side called "Hot Box Comedy". A cast member in MTV's international TV show "Vidiots," she also has a solo show called "Death of a Bottle Girl" at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre, hosts The UnOfficial Expert” Podcast with ComedyHype, did a residency at "The PIT Presents" for 2016 and appeared in the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival 2016. Sydnee has also appeared in TruTV’s "Late Night Snack", VH1, and various YouTube videos for GQ and Elite Daily.

Harvey Katz is the cohost of the wildly famous Take Two Storytelling. He grew up in Miami, FL where his awkwardness and over-active imagination left him dreaming of bigger better world. So he moved to a small city in Georgia to gossip with the old ladies in water aerobics, get drunk and skinny dip, and gather around a kitchen table only to find himself on the business end of a tattoo gun. He spent 15 years travelling the country performing spoken word poetry before finally making it to Brooklyn, NY. Needless to say, he’s collected a story or two along the way.

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Take Two Storytelling TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW: December 13th
Dec
13
7:30 PM19:30

Take Two Storytelling TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW: December 13th

Come celebrate TWO WHOLE YEARS of Take Two! 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 spectacular storytellers: Adam Wade, Kevin Allison, Cecilia Gentili, Elsa Waithe, and Susan Kent!

Adam Wade is a 20 time Moth Slam winner, profiled in The New Yorker Magazine, and has been featured on HBO's GIRLS and Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer. His best selling comedic storytelling album 'The Human Comedy' is available on iTunes.

Kevin Allison is the host and creator of the wildly popular podcast, RISK!, where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public. After starting from scratch in Kevin’s bedroom in 2009, RISK! has grown to have over two and a half million downloads per month and has featured stories too uncensored to be played on public radio from Margaret Cho, Kevin Nealon, Andy Dick, Sarah Silverman and regular folks from around the world. Kevin is also a member of the legendary sketch comedy group The State, whose 90’s MTV show remains a cult classic. In 2011, he created storytelling school The Story Studio, where he teaches performers and professionals from all fields how to wow a crowd with their own true stories.

Cecilia Gentili currently serves as the Director of Policy at GMHC, the world’s first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy. Originally from Argentina, Cecilia found her passion for advocacy and community service when she started working as an intern at the LGBT Community Center in New York City several years ago. From 2012 to 2016, she managed the Transgender Health Program at the Apicha Community Health Center. Cecilia is also a contributor to Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community, and a board member for Transcend Legal and Translatina Network. For fun, she loves performing at storytelling and stand-up comedy events where she talks about her life experiences. Cecilia is very passionate about advocating for her community, especially Latina transgender women who may have a history of sex work, drug use and incarceration.

Elsa Waithe is a comedian, activist, and instructor from Norfolk, VA. Now residing in Brooklyn, NY, Elsa’s comedy is a mix of lighthearted but critical jabs at attitudes and issues around homosexuality and race, but her 2 favorite topics are weed and herself. She’s been featured on NPR’s This American Life, hosted the monthly comedy show “Affirmative Laughter” at The Experiment Comedy Gallery, and now teaches stand-up comedy to teen girls with Gold Comedy #ComedyForGirls.

Susan Kent is a Deep South refugee who lives, writes, and performs in NYC. She's been featured on Snap Judgment, RISK!, The Moth Radio Hour, and tons of other podcasts and live shows. Tweet her @TheSusanKent.

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Nov
8
7:30 PM19:30

Take Two Storytelling: November 8th

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: Sean O’Brien, Topher Gross, Marie Faustin, Gail Thomas, and Elana Lancaster

Marie Faustin was recently named a "New Face of Comedy" at the international Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. She's appeared in GQ Magazine, MTV's GirlCode, MTV2's Vidiots, VH1's All Jokes Aside, TruTV's Late Night Snack and was the host of Oxygen's Very Real Talk. She's been featured in Time Out NY and is the on-air host of 99.5FM's "Tall Tales in the Big City." Marie is also co-hosts a the weekly podcast: The Unofficial Expert.

Sean O’Brien is a storyteller originally from Lavallette NJ.  He's a 2016 Moth GrandSlam champion, sean also runs a monthly storytelling show called Dummies&Co. 

Gail Thomas is an Moth StorySLAM winner and has performed with RISK!, The Liar Show, Story Collider and beyond. Her voiceover credits include David Letterman, Beavis and Butthead and a bunch of movies. She has been on Law and Order SVU and wrote/acted/directed the short comedy film, My BFF, which was featured on Funny or Die and won audience favorite at New Filmmakers Festival. Gail has been a speechwriter for world-class events like the Tribeca Film Festival.

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. 

Elana Lancaster is a storyteller, health educator, and workshop facilitator who lives in Brooklyn. He's a Moth StorySLAM winner, co-hosts the monthly show (and now podcast!) Take Two Storytelling, and has been featured in The Story Collider live show and podcast, The Gotham Storytelling Festival, Hot Mic with Dan Savage on Audible.com, Queer Memoir, Big City Stories, The BTK Band, Long Story Long, and other shows around New York.

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Oct
11
7:30 PM19:30

Take Two Storytelling: October 11th

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: Gianmarco Soresi, Dave Hu, Andrew McGill , and Sylvie Lubow

Gianmarco Soresi is a storyteller, comic and actor but the first line of his obituary will likely read "guy from all those General Electric commercials." Recent credits include headlining at Carolines, winning a Moth StorySLAM, and acting in TBS' The Last O.G. Later this year he'll be telling a tale in his first Moth GrandSLAM, RISK!, and releasing his hour comedy special Infinite Bris. Follow @GianmarcoSoresi

Andrew McGill is a 24 year old comic born and raised in Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn. He started doing comedy when he was 17 and has been doing shows and story telling ever since. He has a masters degree in Education and teaches English at a high school in Harlem.

Sylvie Lubow is a writer, editor and producer based in Brooklyn, New York. She's the co-creator of Two Truths and a Lie—a live storytelling series that pits fact against fiction—and, incidentally, a freelance fact-checker. When she's not working, she's binge-watching episodes of Bojack Horseman, listening to podcasts, and making crossword puzzles. 

Dave Hu: Raised in the Bronx, Brooklyn’s David “Dave” Hu overcame his fear of public speaking by taking a storytelling class in 2013. Little did he know storytelling would become his true passion. Dave is now a committed member of NYC’s vibrant storytelling community.

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Sep
11
7:30 PM19:30

Take Two Storytelling: September 11th

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: Gastor Almonte, T Thompson, Richard Cardillo, Sandi Marx, Tim Manley

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

T. Thompson is a Brooklyn based performer. Recent credits: LIFE, by Charles Mee. WRETCH: The Final Concert (THE BASS) Fresh Fruit Festival. Exit: An Illusion(Buddy), directed by Tonya Pinkins , American Bard Theater, Crooked Parts (Freddy) at Cherry Lane, Marian or The True Tale of Robin Hood, (Will Scarlett), New Ohio Theater. Taylor Macs 24 Decade History of Popular Music, St. Ann’s Warehouse. Night of the Living N- Word, ( Aunt Jinny), NYC FringeFestival. The Messiah Complex (Messiah), at BRIC Arts Media. T is also a NY Neofuturist! Come watch T and cast perform 30 plays in 1 hr. Friday and Saturday’s 10:30p at the Kraine Theatre.

Richard Cardillo has been an educator for over three decades. and still considers himself more of a learner than a teacher....but always a storyteller! Rich is a five-time Moth StorySLAM winner. He’s performed at Surprise! Stories Storytelling Game Show, Friday Night Stories, Mostly True Things, Pros(e) Of Pie, Story Collider, Taboo Tales, RISK!, and was recently featured on The best of RISK! 12 Podcast. Rich is a passionate bread baker and a passionate activist. His playground voice has transitioned nicely to become his protest voice!

Tim Manley is a writer and storyteller, and the co-creator of the The Feels, a web series about a bi guy with way too many emotions. His work has been covered by BBC World Service, Teen Vogue, Salon, and elsewhere.

Sandi Marx has had a busy year. A seven time Moth slam champ, she's appeared at storytelling events all over the country. Most recently Sandi was featured at the Boston Comedy Festival, RISK, Women of Letters at Joe's Pub, Yum's the Word, SoundBites and many others. She can also be heard on podcasts such as RISK, HotMic with Dan Savage, The Whole Story etc. Sandi also recently did a pilot for MassMouth "Stories from the Stage" that will be airing on syndicated public television stations across the country. She is thrilled to be returning to Take Two, one of her favorite shows!

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Jul
26
7:30 PM19:30

Take Two Storytelling: July 26th Podcast Release Show!

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.

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Jun
15
7:30 PM19:30

Take Two Storytelling: June 15th!

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

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May
18
7:30 PM19:30

Take Two Storytelling: May 18th!

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

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Apr
19
7:30 PM19:30

Take Two Storytelling: April 19th!

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.

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Mar
15
7:30 PM19:30

Take Two Storytelling: March 15th!

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.

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Feb
19
7:00 PM19:00

Take Two Storytelling, Organ Recital edition: February 19th

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.

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Dec
6
7:30 PM19:30

Take Two Storytelling: One Year Anniversary Show!

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/

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Take Two Storytelling: April
Apr
7
7:30 PM19:30

Take Two Storytelling: April

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/

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