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(mostly) TRUE THINGS Storytelling Show

September 10, 2023, 4 pm5:30 pm.
$20 online, $25 at the door (cash only)
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mostly) TRUE THINGS is a game wrapped in a storytelling show that features true stories, with a twist. This performance will have stories exploring the theme RETURN.

There are 4 true stories in the line-up, but 3 of them include subtle little lies. In the second act, the audience questions the storytellers, then votes for the person they think told it with no lies. Winners get a prize and the whole truth about each story is shared before the end of the evening. It is a combination of comedy, heart and community that is truly a unique experience. 

Audience members with stories on the theme RETURN can have a short version of their story in the show with a new recently-added feature. It is entirely optional, and totally fun.

Storytellers in this line-up are:

JUDE TREDER-WOLFF, host/creator is a storyteller, singer/songwriter, improviser, creative arts therapist, and storytelling coach. Recent storytelling performances include The Armando Diaz Experience, Story Collider, RISK! Generation Women, PBS Stories From The Stage, The Women’s Storytelling Festival in Fairfax, VA, Story District in Washington, DC, Ex Fabula in Milwaukee, WI, and many others. Her solo show Human Flailings was featured at The 2022 Frigid Festival and performed at The Kraine Theater in NYC.  

Peter Arevelo is a Long island poet best known as the current torch bearer of the Muse, Long island’s hotspot for poets, creatives and weirdos.

Marisa T. Cohen (PhD, LMFT) is a relationship researcher, marriage and family therapist, frequent podcast and radio show guest speaking about the psychology of love and relationships, and author of From First Kiss to Forever: A Scientific Approach to Love, a book that relates relationship science research to everyday experiences and real relationship issues confronted by couples. Marisa has given guest lectures at 92nd Street Y, Strand Bookstore, the New York Hall of Science, among many others, was a 2021 TEDx Speaker and has appeared in segments for Newsweek

Bob Brader is an award winning actor, writer and monologist. His solo show Spitting In The Face Of The Devil has toured all over the U.S. and Canada and won 7 Best of Awards including Best Show of the London Fringe and Best Script and Best Encore at the United Solo Theatre Festival. Bob’s brand new retelling of the story on the RISK! Podcast was called by RISK! creator and host Kevin Allison: “An absolute stunner. Bob Brader’s story ‘Spitting in the Face Of The Devil’ is one of our best episodes ever.” His new monologue, Smoker, had its world premiere on Theatre Row as part of United Solo, where it won the Best Autobiographical Show Award and went on to a highly acclaimed Canadian tour.

Aida Zilelian is a first generation American-Armenian writer, educator and storyteller from Queens, NY. Her novel The Legacy of Lost Things was published in 2015 (Bleeding Heart Publications) and was the recipient of the 2014 Tololyan Literary Award. Aida has been featured on NPR, The Huffington Post, Kirkus Reviews, Poets & Writers, and various reading series throughout Queens and Manhattan. Her novel All the Ways We Lied, is slated for release in January 2024 (Keylight Books/Turner Bookstore).



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