Thursday, December 22, 2011

“Off the Record” Interviews Producer, The Soundtrack Series

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I'm proud to mention that I am one of the co-Producers(“Off the Record” Interviews Producer)of the amazing, titillating, moving and grooving storytelling venues: The Soundtrack Series. Noted as by CBSNew York’s The 5 Best Things To Do In NYC (Tonight, Dec. 22) and a Time Out New York’s Critic Pick! Creator and Host: Dana Rossi, Producer: Lauren O’Connor, Sound Recording: Douglas MacKrell, Sound Design: Stephanie Cox-Williams, Sound Design: Jeanne Travis. See more About Us!

The Soundtrack Series is held at Gallery at LPR (le Poisson Rouge), the last Thursday of each month at 8pm. For tonight's show, and the last show of 2011 we have stories from Franz Nicolay, Cammi Climaco, Elna Baker, Matthew Callan and Jessica Halem based on songs from their pasts.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

PURGE! Monday December 19th @ 8:00pm


at Perch Cafe & Bar 365 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Steve Zimmer is an enthusiastic member of the story community. He is beloved for his willingness to help other storytellers with frank evaluations of their work, which he provides before, after and sometimes even during their performances. Yea, he’s pretty much the bomb! And never bombs;)

Katherine Wessling
’s stories have been heard at Moth Slams, the Next Chapter, You Went to College for That, WNYC, and published in the anthology ‘Have I Got a Guy for You,’ the magazines ‘Speak’ and ‘Swing’ and online at Bustedhalo.com. She’s also written for Marie Claire, Elle, CosmoGirl!, etc. Her book for young readers, ‘Backstage at a Movie Set,’ is kind of boring, but the historical section of the tome ‘Women’s Wear Daily: 100 Years, 100 Designers’ is surprisingly not. Katherine’s also an actor who appears in what the kids call ‘downtown theater pieces.’ This month, you can also see her as an abused wife on the just-released DVD, ‘Game Time,’ or as an uptight corporate executive in the corporate comedy series, ‘Cutting Edge.

Erin Barker is a writer and a copy editor who has worked with more than a hundred novels. (If you catch her after the show, she will gladly explain to you the difference between who and whom.) She is a producer/host of science storytelling show The Story Collider, as well as editor of its upcoming online magazine, and can be seen every first Tuesday of the month performing with her storytelling team, Mimsy, at the Pacific Standard. She is a recent Moth GrandSLAM champion.

Miguel De Leon
is a twentysomething who owns a dog and lives in Park Slope. He likes crosswords, Italian wine, and Legos. He tells stories. He is also a large part of the MIMSY team! Which is an improv based Storytelling Mimsy is a storytelling show in Brooklyn. One of it’s kind! He was also manager at Momofuku!

Caitlin Brodnick
is also a part of the MIMSY team, and wonderful, delightful storyteller and person.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

PURGE! Monday, November 21st @ 8pm


design: Chauncey O'Neill
Perch cafe & Bar 365 5th Ave. Brooklyn, NY

Selena Coppock Leslie Goshko Robin Gelfenbien Becky Flaum Dawn Fraser

Leslie Goshko
Manhattan Monologue Slam Champion, recipient of the New York Fringe Excellence Award, host of Sideshow Goshko (Time Out New York "Critics' Pick") http://www.ohmygoshko.com/

Dawn J. Fraser
humorist, performer and storyteller. Writer for the sketch comedy show AMERICAN CANDY, UCB, PIT, Coordinator of the Harvardwood Comedy Writing Program The Moth, Ask Me Stories and RISK!

Becky Flaum
Writer and storyteller. Host of ‘My Bad’ Solo show "Hopeless Romantic Comedy" at the PIT.

Selena Coppock
Standup + Sketch Comedian, Writer, + Storyteller (Moth winner)
Author of "THE NEW RULES FOR BLONDES" a collection of essays celebrating and subverting the blonde stereotype (Fall 2012).
McSweeney's, the Collared Sheep, and Rock Bottom Stories
Morning Show with Mike and Juliet (FOX), TheApiary.com, ComedySmack.com, CollegeHumor.com, PMSports.com, + 6 comedy festivals!

Robin Gelfenbien
comedy writer, storyteller, solo show, “My Salvation Has a First Name: A Wienermobile Journey,” The Moth, The Liar Show, HEEB Storytelling and RISK! “Yum’s the Word,” that features her homemade ice cream cakes. Robin is currently working on a memoir based on her solo show.

Bridget O'Neill Host
Fireside Stories, Storytelling at Perch, First Person Arts, AmeriCorps' Outreach Program, Mimsy, The Bodega, Do What's in Your Heart, The Soundtrack series and The Next Chapter. UCB

Webster Dictionary defines "Purge" as, to remove (impurities and other elements) by or as if by cleansing and isn’t that what storytelling really is? By storytelling we relinquish our inhibitions, we throw-up our past. Storytelling is a confessional booth with an audience in my catholic association.

Perch Café, a small, intimate, quaint café with a designated area for live shows nestled in the heart of Park Slope. Home to many storytelling venues such as: The Story Collider, Mimsy, The Standard Issues, My Bad, and others. Drink specials, and food is available. Bring your video cam, or recorder.

Monday, October 24, 2011

PURGE! Monday, October 24th @ 8:00


PURGE! SHARON SPELL, MICHELE CARLO, JEFFERSON, NISSE GREENBERG, AMY KLEIN

Webster Dictionary defines "Purge" as, to remove (impurities and other elements) by or as if by cleansing and isn’t that what storytelling really is? By storytelling we relinquish our inhibitions, we throw-up our past. Storytelling is a confessional booth with an audience in my catholic association.

Perch Café, a small, intimate, quaint café with a designated area for live shows nestled in the heart of Park Slope. Home to many storytelling venues such as: The Story Collider, Mimsy, The Standard Issues, My Bad, and others. Drink specials, and food is available. Bring your video cam, or recorder.

SHARON M SPELL - Although her training and background geared her for a life of sitting alone in a studio inhaling paint fumes, southern-born fashion plate Sharon Spell longed for a life before an audience. She moved to New York City from Hattiesburg, Mississippi (via Pittsburgh, PA) after earning a BFA in Painting and Drawing. It wasn't long after that she dove headfirst into comedy performances, spouting abstract expressionist humor that everyone can relate to. She's recently merged her two passions by drawing portraits of her fellow performers while they're on stage. She also produces and hosts Shrink, a weekly comedy variety show at Luca Lounge (LES), and Queereoke at Metropolitan Bar (Williamsburg).

MICHELLE CARLO is a writer/performer who has lived in four of the five boroughs of NYC and remembers when a slice of pizza cost fifty cents. She has been published in Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood’s Lost & Found: Stories From New York, Chicken Soup For The Latino Soul and SMITH magazine, and told her stories everywhere a person can tell stories in NYC—including the MOTH’s GrandSlams and Mainstage. Her memoir Fish Out Of Agua: My life on neither side of the (subway) tracks was published by Citadel Press in August 2010. www.michelecarlo.com

NISSE GREENBERG is the host and co-producer of Drawn Out Storytelling and one half of the comedy duo Rachel and the Elf. Check out nissegreenberg.com - he's mildly attractive.

AMY KLEIN - Writer, Storyteller, warrior, and new bride

JEFFERSON - parent and pervert and storyteller.

Your host, BRIDGET O'NEILL hails from Cheesesteak County, otherwise known as Philadelphia, or Scrapple, PA. A Mothslam winner, she performs regularly at The Moth, and other storytelling venues throughout NY. She studied at the UCB Theater. Her work has been published in publications and blogs. Her book of documenting her substance-laden days is forthcoming. Performances include: Fireside Stories, Storytelling at Perch, First Person Arts, AmeriCorps' Outreach Program, Mimsy, The Bodega, Do What's in Your Heart, The Soundtrack series and The Next Chapter. http://www.photoballads.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

People on Ludes Should not Drive!


Me, goth on qualudes at a Ministry concert circa 1990 on THE SOUNDTRACK SERIES PODCAST right now!!!!LISTEN!!!!:)http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif
THE SOUNDTRACK SERIES

I had the pure pleasure of telling my Soundtrack Series story that Dana Rossi hosts each moth at Le Poisson Rogue in NYC

In case you forgot the lyrics-

Just like a car crash, just like a knife
My favorite weapon is the look in your eyes
You ran out of lies!

You ran out of life!
You ran out of lies!
Get out of my life!

And I'm chewing on glass and tasting my fingers
I'm not the one who's run out of lies, lies!
You ran out of life!
You ran out of time!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

PURGE! Monday September 19th 8:00 @ Perch cafe/bar in Brooklyn


Cammi Climaco is a visual artist, storyteller and performance artist. Her work has been exhibited internationally. She has performed in art galleries, storytelling and stand up shows. She has been on Told!, Story Collider, and Risk!. Cammi teaches at Pratt Institute of Art.

Steven Berkowitz is a writer, storyteller and propagandist. A MothSLAM winner. The Liar Show, Told and The Story Collider. He produces and hosts Stories at the Shore in Belmar, N.J. Steven is also a storycoach with the MothSHOP community outreach program.

Ryan Paulson has performed his solo shows "Pentecostal Wisconsin" and "I'm Uncomfortable" across the US, Canada, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. You can follow him on Twitter, where he goes by @HuskyBoyRyan.

Dave Ritz is an actor, performer and storyteller.He recently starred in the independent feature film "86Fatboy" and many local storytelling shows including The Moth StorySLAM. He also is a food enthusiast and an unemployed waiter. Dave can tell you where to find the hottest new dining establishments in NYC because he is a licensed NYC Sightseeing Guide. He can also tell you where to find salmonella and mouse droppings because he holds a NYC Food Protection Certificate. SeeDave in the film "86Fatboy" openfilm.com/videos/fatboy

Johanna Clearfield is a blogger for the Park Slope Patch (http://www.parkslope.patch.com/), Moth storyteller and DEC-licensed wildlife rehabilitator. She posts political blather on http://pleasetellmeyouarejoking.com/ and is organizing an all-species revolt on http://www.humanerevolution.org/. Her non-fiction novel, I FOUND OUT, A memoir of Sex Cults & the 70s – is soon to be released.
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Bridget O’Neill host of Purge performs regularly at The Moth, and other storytelling venues throughout NY. She studied at the UCB Theater. Her work has been published in publications and blogs. She is currently writing her memoir highlighting her self- inflicted shenanigans from her early years. The Moth, StorySlam winner, Fireside Stories, Storytelling at Perch, First Person Arts, AmeriCorps' Outreach Program, Mimsy, The Bodega, Do What's in Your Heart, UCB Theater. Come see me perform at The Soundtrack series and The Next Chapter next week!

Plus* Special musical act

Webster Dictionary defines "Purge" as, to remove (impurities and other elements) by or as if by cleansing and isn’t that what storytelling really is? By storytelling we relinquish our inhibitions, we throw-up our past. Storytelling is a confessional booth with an audience in my catholic association.

Perch Café, a small, intimate, quaint café with a designated area for live shows nestled in the heart of Park Slope. Home to many storytelling venues such as: The Story Collider, Mimsy, The Standard Issues, My Bad, and others. Drink specials, and food is available. Bring your video cam, or recorder.

See you there, beer in hand!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

PURGE! Monday August 22 @ 8: 00 pm at Perch Cafe Where were you during the BlackOut in 2003?





Monday August 22 @ 8:00 pm at Perch Cafe & Bar 365 5th Ave. Brooklyn, NY



4 storytellers will share with you where they were and what took place. Come out and relieve the night or experience it for the first time with drink specials; The Bodega (Nanagasset beer in a bag) and no ATM, (gin and green liquor) and Food Gone Bad (mudslides)



Seth Lind hosts Told, a monthly storytelling show at Under St. Marks Theater. He also performs longform improv comedy with the group Thank You, Robot, and is production manager for the public radio program This American Life.



Adam Wade
is a 17 time storyslam winner at the moth as well as a 2 time grandslam winner. He makes his internet home at Adamwade.com. He also hosts and performs on his own show: Adam Wade from New Hampsire.



Ophira Eisenberg
has been selected as one of New York Magazine's Top 10 Comics, appeared on Comedy Central, VH-1, Fox, E! Channel and The Joy Behar Show. Her writing has been published in four anthologies including I Killed: True Stories of the Road from America's Top Comics and Heeb's collectionSex, Drugs & Gefilte Fish. She's appeared at the Montreal Comedy Festival and Edinburgh Comedy Festival plus is a monthly contributor to US Magazine's Fashion Police and a regular host for The Moth. Her debut CD "AS IS" is heard regularly on Sirius Raw Dog Comedy.



Bridget O’Neill
host of Purge is recovering photographer turned writer and performer. She hails from Cheesesteak County, otherwise known as Philadelphia, or Scrapple, PA. She performs regularly at The Moth, and other storytelling venues throughout NY. She studied at the UCB Theater. Her work has been published in publications and blogs. She is currently writing her humble, hilarious, no-holds-bar memoir highlighting her self- inflicted shenanigans from her early years. The Moth, Fireside Stories, Storytelling at Perch, First Person Arts, AmeriCorps' Outreach Program, Mimsy, The Bodega, Do What's in Your Heart, UCB Theater



Plus* Special musical act



Webster Dictionary defines "Purge" as, to remove (impurities and other elements) by or as if by cleansing and isn’t that what storytelling really is? By storytelling we relinquish our inhibitions, we throw-up our past. Storytelling is a confessional booth with an audience in my catholic association.



Perch Café, a small, intimate, quaint café with a designated area for live shows nestled in the heart of Park Slope. Home to many storytelling venues such as: The Story Collider, Mimsy, The Standard Issues, My Bad, and others. Drink specials, and food is available. Bring your video cam, or recorder.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

PURGE! 2nd show Monday July 25th





David Crabb
is the co-producer of Kevin Allison’s RISK! and a producer/co-host of Ask Me Stories (www.askmestories.com) David is a member of Axis Theatre Company (www.axiscompany.org) and has appeared onstage in "A Glance at New York" (Edinburgh Fringe & NYC), "Down There" and the "Hospital" series. David is a multiple MothSlam winner and... is currently working on his one-person show "Bad Kid," set to open this November. www.davidcrabb.net



Dana Rossi
is the creator and host of the Soundtrack Series, a night of stories based on songs that happens every month (like, say, this Thursday) at Le Poisson Rouge. She has written for NY Press, Time Out NY, The Retroist, and is a regular contributor to InDigest. An essay of hers will appear in the upcoming anthology Madonna & Me, which will be published by Soft Skull Press in March 2012.



Alyssa Pinsker
is a writer, stand up comic, storyteller and teacher living in Brooklyn. {As the child of a Yeshiva fleeing Bronx bred dad and anti-religious Ukranian Catholic immigrant mom,she became a spiritual seeking world traveler who's dated hipster Hassids, turbaned Sikhs, skirt-wearing Keralite Muslims, WASPS and Jews all for "material". }She is currently working on an anti-Eat, Pray, Love memoir, and has written for the Huffington Post, Time Out NY, New York Post, The Daily News, Bust Magazine, The Frisky, The Forward, Generation J, and Interfaith Family. She has also appeared in the MOTH, How I learned series, Freerange non-fiction, the Franklin Park Reading series and New York Confidential,Standard Issues and more.



Cautionary Tale teller "Uncle Frank" of the Moth unleashes his alter ego one man Ed Sullivan Show for a comedic retro look at highlights from the 50's and 60's.



Your host, Bridget is recovering photographer turned writer and performer. She hails from Cheese steak County, otherwise known as Philadelphia, or Scrapple, PA. She performs regularly at The Moth, and other storytelling venues throughout NY. She studied at the UCB Theater. Her work has been published in publications and blogs. She is currently writing her humble, hilarious, no-holds-bar memoir highlighting her self- inflicted shenanigans from her early years.



The Moth, Fireside Stories, Storytelling at Perch, First Person Arts, AmeriCorps' Outreach Program, Mimsy, The Bodega, Do What's in Your Heart, UCB Theater



Tuesday, June 7, 2011

PURGE! New Show, New Host


Monday June 27th 8pm
PURGE
Perch Cafe
(formally hosted by the salty host, Nisse Greenberg under Storytelling at Perch)
356 5th Avenue Brooklyn, NY
hosted by Bridget O'Neill

The theme will always center around the name of the show, Purge.
Webster Dictionary defines "Purge" as, to remove (impurities and other elements) by or as if by cleansing and isn’t that what storytelling really is? By storytelling we relinquish our inhibitions, we throw-up our past. Storytelling is a confessional booth with an audience in my catholic association.

The theme is open as necessary: purging/cleaning out your unwanted junk from your home or office, ridding oneself of an annoying friend, a facebook friend, a bad relationship, or even breaking a habit. You may have had a colonic, have suffered from bulimia. No story is too bold for this show. Bodily functions is a story’s warm blanky and are encouraged.

Perch Café, a small, intimate, quaint café with a designated area for live shows nestled in the heart of Park Slope. Home to many storytelling venues such as: The Story Collider, Mimsy, The Standard Issues, My Bad, and others. Drink specials, and food is available. Bring your video cam, or recorder.

If you would like to be considered for for an upcoming show, please write me at:
perchstorytelling@gmail.com or send me messages on my facebook page.
Purge is the 4th Monday of each month.