Special May Event: STORYSTAGE @SUNNYSIDE

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Get ready for the biggest storytelling event of the season!

Following on the success of our October collaboration with Historic Hudson Valley, we’ve joined forces once again to present – STORYSTAGE @Sunnyside!  This is an extra special showcase of the best storytelling you’ll find anywhere in the country. Great modern storytelling at the home of America’s first great storyteller.

Like the last event at historic Sunnyside, we’ll be under a grand tent, alongside Washington Irving’s historic home with the glorious Hudson River as our backdrop.

This all-star line-up includes some of the nation’s most successful and beloved storytellers, including:

MATTHEW DICKS – 29x Moth StorySLAM champ, 4x GrandSLAM champ; award-winning best-selling author

JAMIE BRICKHOUSE – 4x Moth StorySLAM champ; 2017 FRIGID Fest Audience Choice Award; acclaimed author

TRACEY SEGARRA – 3x Moth StorySLAM champ, GrandSLAM Champ; host Now You’re Talking storytelling series

JEFF SOLOMON – Moth StorySLAM champ; award-winning playwright/actor; founder Houses on the Moon theater company

ROBIN GELFENBIEN – acclaimed comedian, storyteller and writer; creator Yum’s The Word storytelling series & podcast;

This is one you won’t want to miss. We’re expecting tickets to sell-out, so get yours now!

When: May 20, 7:30pm doors (8pm show)
Theme: STORYSTAGE @ Sunnyside
Venue: Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, Tarrytown

BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY! 

*One more important change to note : Due to the size of expected audience, there’ll be no pie bake-off at this event. There will be food & drink concessions. Check our schedule for other opportunities to indulge your monthly pie cravings!


Storytelling Workshop

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Have you been wanting to polish one of your stories to entertain friends or share at a future Pros(e) of Pie? You’re in luck! PoP’s own Ivy Eisenberg will be leading a 5-week workshop at Sunnyside in Tarrytown, the home of America’s first great storyteller.


The sessions will cover the basics of great storytelling, how to pull engaging material from your own experiences, and developing your stories into short performance pieces. You’ll be coached on delivery and performance, and then have a chance to share your newly crafted story at a live storytelling event nearby.

When:  Sundays, April 9 – May 21, 11a-1p
Venue:  Washington Irving’s Sunnyside. Tarrytown
Price:    $250 for all five sessions. All sessions include hands-on activities, class materials, and references.
>> REGISTER HERE <<
No prior experience required. Class limited to 15. Class is geared toward participants 18 years old and up.

April Theme: “FINDING MY VOICE”

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 Pros(e) of Pie is returning to the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center in Sleepy Hollow. Join as for an evening of true storytelling in a historic train station overlooking the Hudson River. This is one of the prettiest venues in the region and we’re delighted to be sharing it with you.
When:  April 22, Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm
Theme: FINDING MY VOICE
Venue:  
300 Riverside Dr – Sleepy Hollow
About the theme: In April, we’re sharing stories about discovering a part of ourselves. Do you remember that first time you stood up for yourself? Have you written the great American novel? Was there a teacher that helped you finally express your feelings? Maybe you broke with your upbringing and took a stand your family was not happy about. Or did you take a leap sharing who you really are? We want to hear about your breakthroughs, your life lessons, and your heart aches.

March Theme: “HOW I MADE IT”

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Prose of Pie is delighted to return to Curious-on-Hudson‘s glorious post-industrial space. Come see what packed houses have raved about show after show – great stories, great pies, great fun.

When: March 18, 8pm
Theme: HOW I MADE IT
Venue: Curious-on-Hudson
            145 Palisades St. – Dobbs Ferry

BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY! 

About the theme: This month we want to hear stories about your adventures in making it. Did you build something from the ground up – a business or a bookshelf? Was it a smashing success or a miserable failure? Did that treehouse turn out to be a bad idea? How about that costume you put together from scratch? Did you save the day and win accolades or hang your head in defeat? Whatever the outcome, we want to hear your stories about making it.

Pie bakers welcome: Tempted to see how your pie-baking skills stack up against your neighbors? Here’s an incentive for entering a pie in our bake-off. Your pie gets you one free admission! Please keep in mind: to get your free ticket, you MUST let us know what type of pie you’re bringing a pie at least TWO days in advance of the show.  Get in touch soon with the type of pie and we’ll reserve your spot!

Storytellers: We’ll have prepared storytellers and plenty of open mic slots. If you have a great story you’d like to share with our audiences, email co-producers Ivy Eisenberg or Zak Shusterman. Featured storytellers get a free guest admission! Don’t worry, there’ll be plenty of open mic slots too.

We all have a story in us. Come share, listen, and eat!


February Theme: “Good Old Days”

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We’re kicking off 2017 by returning to the Sleepy Hollow Firehouse Hall. We’re proud to be one of the events bringing attention to this beautiful community venue.

When:  Feb 25, Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm
Theme: GOOD OLD DAYS
Venue:  Sleepy Hollow Firehouse Hall (enter thru Village Hall)
             28 Beekman Ave – Sleepy Hollow

BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY! 

About the theme: This month we’re looking back to times we each remember fondly. Was there something that could have only happened at that certain time of your life? Or a certain point in history? Was the world a different place? The day you overcame a childhood bully, or seized unexpected victory? Was there a family tradition you want to relive? Or remember dating before Tinder? Or maybe the good old days weren’t so good after all. We want to hear the good, the bad and the ugly about that ‘other’ time..

Pie bakers welcome: Tempted to see how your pie-baking skills stack up against your neighbors? Here’s an incentive for entering a pie in our bake-off. Your pie gets you one free admission! Please keep in mind: to get your free ticket, you MUST let us know what type of pie you’re bringing a pie at least TWO days in advance of the show.  Get in touch soon with the type of pie and we’ll reserve your spot!

Storytellers: We’ll have prepared storytellers and plenty of open mic slots. If you have a great story you’d like to share with our audiences, email co-producers Ivy Eisenberg or Zak Shusterman. Featured storytellers get a free guest admission! Don’t worry, there’ll be plenty of open mic slots that night too.

We all have a story in us. Come share, listen, and eat!


FREE November show to thank our fans

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We’ve had an incredible start to our 4th year of storytelling. Premiering at a new hidden treasure of a venue in Sleepy Hollow in September.  Two amazing shows in October: our 4th Annual Halloween show at the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, and our first smash hit collaboration with Historic Hudson ValleyStory Jam at Sunnyside. Plus the Moth’s first show ever at the Tarrytown Music Hall. To thank you all for the support, we’re bringing you another FREE, all open-mic show at Muddy Water Coffeehouse in Tarrytown.

This will be an EARLY show again. Seating is FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. Since this is a free show, please support our hosts by buying plenty of coffee and treats before and during the event. (No pie bake-off this month. The competition returns next show!)

When: Nov. 19, 7pm
Theme: TIES THAT BOND (but we’ll be flexible)
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52 Main St., Tarrytown

About the theme: This month we’re sharing stories about connections. Work, family, geography, cause – all things we can feel tied to. A kindergarten friendship that’s lasted a lifetime. Love at first sight. That town ‘ visited on a whim but felt at home right away. The job you’re stuck with. That uncle you wish you could avoid at family gatherings. Did you go through a rough patch before coming together again? Some ties strengthen and unite. Others weigh us down like iron shackles. We want to hear the good, the bad and the ugly about the ties that bond.

STORYTELLERS: This is your chance to test-run the story you’ve been itching to get out. Anyone interested gets to tell their 5 minute story on Saturday, November 19. Just make sure you’re signed up by 7:30p!

PIES: NO PIE BAKE-OFF THIS MONTH. THE PIE COMPETITION RETURNS AT THE NEXT SHOW!

We all have a story in us. Come share, listen, and eat!


4th Annual Halloween Special in the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

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The PoP Halloween Tradition Continues:
The 4th Annual Halloween Special in the world famous Sleepy Hollow Cemetery!

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We’ll be back at the Cemetery’s Washington Irving Chapel – the perfect venue for an evening of true Halloween tales. Join us for a stellar line-up of the region’s best storytellers sharing true Halloween-y tales: memorable Halloweens, costumed misadventures, and actual brushes with terror.

As always, you’ll start off tasting a few pies and have a chance to vote on your favorite.  Brave guests can put their name in the hat for a chance at a 5-min open mic slot. Plus opportunities to participate anonymously.

Tickets are already selling for this special edition of Pros(e) of Pie, the Hudson Valley’s most popular storytelling series. Come find out what’s been drawing audiences to sold-out shows across the region for more than three years. Trust us, it’s not just the pie!

When: Oct. 18, 8pm

Theme: ALL THINGS HALLOWEEN

Location: THE SLEEPY HOLLOW CEMETERY (540 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY)
And, know where you’re going : the show will be at the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery – not the Old Dutch Church. Use the entrance about half a mile north of the Old Dutch Church.

***TICKET POLICY***
ALL tickets for this show will be sold online. Door tickets are not guaranteed. Doors open at 8pm sharp.

>>BUY TICKETS HERE!<<

WE WANT YOUR PIES?
The pies entered in our bake-off are baked by members of the audience. Tempted to enter your creation for a chance to win a gift card? You’ll need to (1) email us your info and the type of pie you’re bringing, and (2) drop your pie off before 7:30p !

If you’re interested in telling a storyemail co-producers Ivy Eisenberg  or Zak Shusterman for additional information and to schedule an audition.


Special October Event: STORY JAM @ SUNNYSIDE

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Get ready for some outstanding storytelling this October!

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We’re especially excited to be working with Historic Hudson Valley to co-produce an evening of storytelling at Washington Irving’s Sunnyside.  Instead of our usual monthly theme, we’re celebrating our form of great American storytelling at the home of America’s first great author.

Two hundred years ago, Irving gave you Ichabod Crane, Rip Van Winkle and the Headless Horseman. For this special night, we bring you six of the best modern storytellers : Moth superstars, local storytelling masters, and seasoned entertainers sharing their best true stories. Adventures and embarrassments, loves and joys, achievements and defeats – you’ll experience them all. The evening’s line-up:
Bonnie Levison  (Moth Radio Hour, Central Park SummerStage, Nantucket Comedy Festival, The Story Barn)
Sandi Marx (Moth champ featured on Moth Radio Hour, Risk!, Yum’s the Word, “You’ll Be Sorry” solo show
Isaac Oliver (author of Intimacy Idiot – one of NPR’s best books 2015, recurring evenings at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater)
Jim Keyes (beloved co-creator, composer and performer at Irving’s Legend and Dickens’ Christmas Carol, founding member of the Hot Rod Pacer band)
Jeff Solomon (Moth champ, award-winning playwright performs solo plays The Santa Closet and Mother/SON)
Jim O’Grady (Moth champ, WNYC reporter featured on NPR, Studio360, This American Life)

Join us under a grand tent, with Irving’s stately home and the beautiful Hudson River providing the backdrop for the season’s best evening of storytelling.  Irvington’s Wolfert’s Roost will be on hand selling beer, wine and seasonal bites.

This is one you won’t want to miss. We’re expecting tickets to sell-out, so get yours now!

When: Oct 15, 7:30pm doors (8pm show)
Theme: STORY JAM @ Sunnyside
Venue: Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, Tarrytown

BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY! 

*One more important change to note : Due to the size of expected audience, there’ll be no pie bake-off at this event. There will be food & drink concessions. Check our schedule for other opportunities to indulge your monthly pie cravings!

Photo/Art Credits: Karen M. Sharman; Liflander Photography; Kate Chanba.


September Theme: “What Goes Up”

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We’re kicking off a new season of storytelling by making our first appearance at a hidden treasure of a venue -The Sleepy Hollow Firehouse Hall. Come find out why the lucky few who’ve seen events here have raved about it.

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When:  Sept 17, 8pm
Theme: WHAT GOES UP
Venue:  Sleepy Hollow Firehouse Hall (enter thru Village Hall)
             28 Beekman Ave – Sleepy Hollow

BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY! 

About the theme: This month we share your brushes with success – and the near misses! They could be small victories, grand endeavors, even the failed attempts. Was the secret ingredient hard work, good luck, nepotism? Sometimes triumph is in the eye of the beholder and only you appreciate it. Was your rise to the top a gripping roller coaster ride? Or was seeing the top just a prelude to a glorious crash?  We want to hear about the ups and downs as you chased success.

Pie bakers welcome: Tempted to see how your pie-baking skills stack up against your neighbors? Here’s an incentive for entering a pie in our bake-off. Your pie gets you one free admission! Please keep in mind: to get your free ticket, you MUST let us know what type of pie you’re bringing a pie at least TWO days in advance of the show.  Get in touch soon with the type of pie and we’ll reserve your spot!

Storytellers: We’ll have prepared storytellers and plenty of open mic slots. If you have a great story you’d like to share with our audiences, email co-producers Ivy Eisenberg or Zak Shusterman. Featured storytellers get a free guest admission! Don’t worry, there’ll be plenty of open mic slots that night too.

We all have a story in us. Come share, listen, and eat!


PoP at the Chautauqua Institution

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We’ve been at the Chautauqua Institution in western New York teaching a fully booked week-long storytelling class called “Telling the Stories of Your Life”. This is the second year in a row we’ve been invited to add our brand of storytelling to the curriculum.

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On Friday, July 29, 5:30-7pm, at Hultquist Center, 2nd floor, we’ll be presenting a special installment of PoP.  Join us to hear students from our class and brave members of the Chautauqua community tell their true, personal stories publicly – many for the first time!

Hope to see you and hear you there!