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.