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