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.