Super Identities

2 Oct

October 2014 Events and a Request for Tellers


Call for Storytellers:

Ladyfest Upstate: November 22!

Front Parlor is soliciting stories to be told at Ladyfest 2014.  Please contact Abby (abblub[at]gmail.com) with a pitch of your 5-7 minute story if you are interested.

Ladyfest Upstate is a 1-day music and arts festival featuring women-identified, trans, and gender nonconforming artists.  This is its 2nd year in Albany, and the event is from 2pm-1am.  Ladyfest will feature live art, comedy, stories, and spoken word by local artists.  Performances by Free Cake for Every Creature, Niedra Stevens, Camae Dennis (Philly), Cihuatl Ce (LA), Evan Greer (Boston) and more TBA.

The event is 18+ and wheelchair accessible. $10-20 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds.  Profits go to the SANCTUARY FUND, a Holding Our Own Donor-Advised fund for women and families who need to leave their homes without notice, as a result of a disaster, a divorce, domestic violence, & beyond.  It is sponsored by Holding Our Own, NYSCA, Arts Center of the Capital Region, Social Justice Center & WEXT.  To keep up to date and get schedule visit facebook event, https://www.facebook.com/events/1551180365095677.  For more info on the event, contact: ladyfestupstate@gmail.com


Tuesday, October 14 @ The Ale House (Troy)
Hosted by Abby Lublin
7:30 – 9:30 pm
680 River Street
Theme: “Super Powers”

Were you a Super Hero?  Or maybe you just wore the Underoos with particular pride.  Maybe you have a tale of Cold War intrigue and excitement.  Come listen to/share your experience of superhuman powers on October 14 at the Ale House!

 


Monday, October 20 The Olde English Pub (Albany)
Hosted by Gregor Wynnyczuk
7:30 – 9:30 pm
25 Quackenbush Square
Theme: “Mistaken Identity”

There are 6 or so billion people on the planet. Give or take. While there are a crazy number of different ways that genes can combine somehow people still sort of end up looking like each other. Which can make for confusion, and hopefully an interesting story or two…


Share widely.

If you’d like to throw your name in the can to tell a story, and you know you’ll be a lil’ late, post a comment here.

See you ’round the mic. And as always…

Listening is an act of love.

Criminally Insulting

4 Sep

September 2014 Events


Tuesday, September 9 @ The Ale House (Troy)
Hosted by Abby Lublin
7:30 – 9:30 pm
680 River Street
Theme: “Crime & Punishment”

Had a run-in with the law?  Or with in-laws?
A too-close call?
An oddity involving Dostoyevsky?  A creative consequence?
Or that time you were unfairly grounded?
Felons and femme fatales hold court on the mic this Tuesday to share tales of punitive measures and (in)justice.


Monday, September 15 The Olde English Pub (Albany)
Hosted by Gregor Wynnyczuk
7:30 – 9:30 pm
25 Quackenbush Square
Theme: “Insult to Injury”

It’s like getting salt in the wound – you are hurting and then something happens to make the hurting worse. We’ve all been there. You ask god if you are being punished for something, but instead of being all silent and unknowable, god is like ‘Your face is a mess from all that crying. Jesus dude, it looks like you tried to French kiss a hornets nest.’

But seriously, stories. Beginning, middle, end. 5-7 minutes. Let’s do it. Monday, Sept 15. The OEP. 7:30 start.


Share widely.

If you’d like to throw your name in the can to tell a story, and you know you’ll be a lil’ late, post a comment here.

See you ’round the mic. And as always…

Listening is an act of love.

Vacation Love

6 Aug

August 2014 Events


Tuesday, August 12 @ The Ale House (Troy)
Hosted by Abby Lublin
7:30 – 9:30 pm
680 River Street
Theme: “Summer Love Stories”

Maybe it did happen so fast.  Maybe you DID have a blast.  Or did you?   Oh those suh-hummer niiiiiights…

Come share a tale of summer love or love of summer, before either one ends.

 


Monday, August 18 The Olde English Pub (Albany)
Hosted by Gregor Wynnyczuk
7:30 – 9:30 pm
25 Quackenbush Square
Theme: “Vacation Time”

We all have a different conception of the perfect vacation. But how often does a perfectly planned vacation go perfectly?

Come with a story about your time away – whether it was an adventure that didn’t go as planned, a vacation that became an adventure, or a plan that came together perfectly.


Share widely.

If you’d like to throw your name in the can to tell a story, and you know you’ll be a lil’ late, post a comment here.

See you ’round the mic. And as always…

Listening is an act of love.

Flagging Belief

4 Jul

July 2014 Events


Tuesday, July 8 @ The Ale House (Troy)
Hosted by Abby Lublin
7:30 – 9:30 pm
680 River Streetredflags
Theme: “Red Flags”

Bad experiences shape our instincts.  Y’know that slight, nagging, eye-narrowing tinge of a feeling?  Yeah, that.  This Tuesday, come to the Ale House to share and listen to stories of something fishy, something you knew didn’t quite feel right and all the warning signs that were there.

Or maybe you have a epic story involving Capture-the-Flag.  Or your foray into the Communist Party.

Trust your instincts and come have a great time at Front Parlor!


Monday, July 21 The Olde English Pub (Albany)
Hosted by Gregor Wynnyczuk
7:30 – 9:30 pm
25 Quackenbush Square
Theme: “Make Believe”

Theatre, television, job interviews — make believe is everywhere you look.

And while we sometimes need to fake it ’til we make it, we don’t always make it.  Bring a story about making or not making it; believing or not believing; or really whatever you are moved to share.

(On the patio weather permitting!)


Share widely.

If you’d like to throw your name in the can to tell a story, and you know you’ll be a lil’ late, post a comment here.

See you ’round the mic. And as always…

Listening is an act of love.

5 Jun

June 2014 Events


Tuesday, June 10 @ The Ale House (Troy)
Hosted by Abby Lublin
7:30 – 9:30 pm
680 River Street
Theme: “Sleep”

Sleep: Universally shared and oft-overlooked, until it’s gone. (Says the new mom who could certainly use more.)  Maybe you’re not a chronic somnambulist, but it’s likely you have sleep-related stories to share.  An epic case of oversleeping?  Strangest place you caught some winks?  Insomniac adventures?  Awkward sleeping arrangement? Come share your sleepy tale this Tuesday.

* New rule: (ok, old rule, just enforced) 10 tellers.   10.  If you KNOW you want to tell a story (or even if you’re on the fence) and you will be late, please post a comment here to throw your name in the can.


Monday, June 16 The Olde English Pub (Albany)
Hosted by Gregor Wynnyczuk
7:30 – 9:30 pm
25 Quackenbush Square
Theme: “Fathers”

The 15th is Father’s Day, and I would have gone with “Dad” except the “Fathers” also opens the door to all those stories you may have about priests and the founding fathers. Bonus points for stories about your dad and the founding fathers. Extra bonus points if your father was also a priest.

Come tell a story about your dad, about being a dad, or anything dad related.


Share widely.

If you’d like to throw your name in the can to tell a story, and you know you’ll be a lil’ late, post a comment here.

See you ’round the mic. And as always…

Listening is an act of love.

Advising Phew

7 May

May 2014 Events


Tuesday, May 13 @ The Ale House (Troy)
Hosted by Abby Lublin
7:30 – 9:30 pm
680 River Street
Theme: “Advice”

For some reason, humans think things that work for us will certainly work for someone else, as we’re all up in each other’s business.  At what point do we deem ourselves experts worthy of dispensing wisdom?  Next Tuesday, come tell or listen to stories about following someone’s advice to disastrous end.  Or particularly awkward unsolicited advice you received.  Or perhaps you advised someone else in a way you came to regret.  Or maybe, just maybe, you have a story about advice you wish you had received.  You’ll have a full room of willing listeners, come advise us.

* New rule: (ok, old rule, just enforced) 10 tellers.   10.  If you KNOW you want to tell a story (or even if you’re on the fence) and you will be late, please post a comment here to throw your name in the can.


Monday, May 19 The Olde English Pub (Albany)
Hosted by Gregor Wynnyczuk
7:30 – 9:30 pm
25 Quackenbush Square
Theme: “Close Call”

What would be different right now if only that one thing had or hadn’t happened? Consider a brush with fate that may have had lasting consequences, and come out and share your stories of near misses, and how things might have been.

Share widely.

If you’d like to throw your name in the can to tell a story, and you know you’ll be a lil’ late, post a comment here.

See you ’round the mic. And as always…

Listening is an act of love.

*Late Post: TONIGHT! “Addiction”

8 Apr

April 2014 Events


Tuesday, April 8 @ The Ale House (Troy)
Hosted by Abby Lublin
7:30 – 9:30 pm
680 River Street
Theme: “Addiction”

Exorcise your inner (and outer?) demons tonight at the Ale House.  Share something without which you cannot or could not live.  (Exemptions for air, water, food, shelter, and warmth of course.)  Heaviness permitted.  Levity encouraged.

* New rule: (ok, old rule, just enforced) 10 tellers.   10.  If you KNOW you have a story (or even if you’re on the fence) and you will be late, please post a comment here to throw your name in the can.


Monday, April 21 The Olde English Pub (Albany)
Hosted by Gregor Wynnyczuk
7:30 – 9:30 pm
25 Quackenbush Square
Theme: “Quitting Time”

Relationships. Places. Jobs.  We’ve all quit something.  Maybe you needed to get away from a bad scene. Maybe you left something good to find something better. Whatever the circumstance, bring a story about what happened after you left.

Share widely.

If you’d like to throw your name in the can to tell a story, and you know you’ll be a lil’ late, post a comment here.

See you ’round the mic. And as always…

Listening is an act of love.

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