What Will the Neighbors Say? present storytime

Xavier Reyes and Kathryn Allison
Free Storytelling Event with Open Bar
April 17, May 15 & June 19 @ the cell theatre

What Will the Neighbors Say?(James Clements and Sam Hood Adrian, Co-Artistic Directors) at Nancy Manocherian’s the cell theatre(338 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011)on the third Monday of every month for storytime, a FREE night of music and storytelling featuring an open bar and tasty bites.Doors will open at 7pm, with music and stories from 7:30-9pm. Tickets can be reserved at https://storytimeatthecell.eventbrite.com

storytime is meant to bring us all together through the communal art forms of storytelling and live music. Each night has a unique host and musical guest who curate the theme and bring in new communities at each gathering. In between sets, audience members are encouraged to get up on stage and tell a story relating to that evening’s theme, creating an authentic and powerful collective experience. The only rule is that the story is true! 

The storytime kick-off event on Monday, April 17th will be hosted by Xavier Reyes (CLYDE’S at George Street Playhouse; National Tour of Kinky Boots) with musical guest Kathryn Allison (Original Broadway Cast of CompanyWicked on Broadway). Visit The Neighbors on Instagram to vote on this month’s theme! @wwtnstheatre

The Neighbors will also host a series of FREE virtual writing workshops on how to adapt real stories for the stage. Workshops will take place on Sunday April 16, May 14, and June 18 from 3pm-4pm. April’s workshop will be hosted by Daniela Gonzalez y Perez (Clubbed Thumb’s Early-Career Writer’s Group; Latinx Playwrights Circle’s Intensive Mentorship Program). Visit https://storytimeatthecell.eventbrite.com to reserve your spot. 

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

What Will the Neighbors Say? is an investigative theatre company that provokes questions through untold stories. Led by a collaborative cohort of international artists, the Neighbors present overlooked social, cultural and historical narratives that challenge the audience to reflect on the current moment. Through a combination of original plays, arts education workshops and dynamic community gatherings, the troupe incites rowdy and rigorous debate at the theatre and throughout the Neighborhood. www.wwtns.org 

Published by malinism

Malini is a native New Yorker who has been involved in the arts for her entire life. She's served the theatre in many aspects of which she's very proud – actress, director, producer, stage manager, costume designer, prop designer, theatre reviewer, publicist and most recently writer/monologist. She received her BA in Theatre Arts and English Literature from Baruch College and her MFA in Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School. In 2003, Malini and her husband, Ian, created Black Henna Productions with a handful of innovative artists. Every member of the company collaborates on every piece, either writing, acting, directing, designing, or filling any other role that fit their own personal skills with a commitment to bring new, exciting, and challenging theatre to the world. She is an associate member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women. Malini received the Woman of Distinction Award for her contribution to Media, Arts and Culture from the City of New York in 2008. She is also a Person of Godspell which ran at Circle in the Square on Broadway from 2011-2012.

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