February’s Pros(e) of Pie : A New Attendance Record!

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Thanks to  Curious_blue100  and all of you who came out to help February’s Pros(e) of Pie hit a new attendance record for a ‘regular’ show.  Thanks also to Westchester Magazine‘s Eat. Drink. Post. blog for featuring us this month. Check out the glowing piece urging readers to “Bake a pie, bring a pie, tell a story” here.

Hearty congratulations to the returning and first-time featured storytellers who entertained our beyond sold out crowd. Emotions were struck across the board, from laughs to gasps.

In another Pros(e) of Pie first, the bake-off winner was a Chocolate Avocado Pie submitted by a baking duo – our first tagteam Pie-Mistresses! That’s right – a pie made with avocado stole the show and you would’ve loved it too!


February Show : SOLD OUT!

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February’s “Confession”-themed show is officially SOLD OUT.

If you couldn’t get tickets this time around, we’ll look forward to seeing you and hearing your tales at our next show.  Be sure to sign up on our mailing list to get advanced announcements about our shows and tickets.

February Theme: “CONFESSIONS”

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Get ready to kick off the 2015 season with our second appearance at Curious-on-Hudson‘s beautiful post-industrial space. If you didn’t catch us there in December, now’s your chance to see what the packed house was raving about.


When: Feb. 28th, 8pm

Venue:  Curious_logo1
                  145 Palisades St – Dobbs Ferry


About the theme: You know you’ve been wanting to get something off your chest. Is your New Year’s resolutions off track already? Is that lie you’ve been telling eating you up? Do you finally want to admit to mom that you broke that vase when you were 12?  If you’re ready to come clean – it’s all fair game. You can even consider this free therapy!

We’ll have prepared storytellers and plenty of open mic slots. If you have a grand confession you’d like to share, email co-producers Ivy Eisenberg or Zak Shusterman.

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

December PoP – A Curious Success

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20141213_172752Thanks to all who came out to our first show in Curious-on-Hudson‘s new space. The industrial cozy feel was perfect for our brand of shared community storytelling.  The crowd was taken on a raucous ride of “Close Call” tales across a range of emotions. We had some superstar open mic surprises too.

 As always, congratulations to featured storytellers David Nielsen, Susan Landon, Mariela Dabbah, Phil Morrow and Jim Keyes for sharing their close calls. Thanks also to the many contributions submitted from across the tri-state area, especially repeat Pie Mistress Susan!

Happy New Year!





FREE Workshop a hit; Gearing up for Dec’s PoP

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Thanks to everyone who came out on a chilly Sunday morning for our free storytelling workshop.

PoP coproducer Ivy Eisenberg helped both experienced and novice storytellers hone their many tales. We’re looking forward to hearing several of them at this Saturday’s show and many more to come.  Come on by on Saturday to hear them for yourselves!

When: Dec 13, 8pmprose_of_pie_201412-CloseCallv2
Venue:  Curious_logo1
                  145 Palisades St – Dobbs Ferry


FREE Storytelling Workshop – Dec 7

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To celebrate our first appearance at  Curious_blue100 , we’re offering a free storytelling workshop to help you craft your own tale.

Date: Dec. 7, 11am
Open to all ages (14 and over)
Details: http://curiousonhudson.com/class-details.php?id=336

Join PoP’s own Ivy Eisenberg for a fun, interactive workshop. We will cover how to mine your life for stories, how to choose and uncover “the story” and how to deliver that story. No prior knowledge or performance experience is necessary. This is about real people telling real stories. Everyone who comes will walk away with a 5 minute story ready to tell at a PoP open mic!

And don’t miss our next show at Curious-on-Hudson on Dec. 13. Theme: “CLOSE CALL”.

New Season, New Venue! CLOSE CALL – Dec. 13 at Curious-on-Hudson

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With the chilly change in season, it’s also time for Prose of Pie to move on to bigger, better, warmer venues. Cast off the season’s chill a “Close Call”-themed show on Dec. 13 at  Curious_blue100 in nearby Dobbs Ferry, just minutes from our roots in Tarrytown.


When: Dec 13, 8pm
Venue:  Curious_logo1
                  145 Palisades St – Dobbs Ferry


About the theme: Hear tales about accidents that should have gone much worse, and neighbors narrowly making it through a difficult situation. And we want to hear your stories too: that time you should’ve failed but somehow managed to squeak by? a big mistake that went unnoticed? that thing you got into when you were almost caught….. They’re all fair game! As always, try to impress us by stretching the theme to fit your story!

This month, we’re back to our normal format – a line-up of prepared longer stories, lots of open mic slots, and opportunities for anonymous participation. Go ahead, give it a try and start this new PoP chapter with us! Your ears and tastebuds will thank you.

2nd Annual Halloween PoP a hit; Big news soon

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We’re still hearing raves for our wonderful Halloween show at the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, the region’s best Halloween venue.  We were delighted by tales from PoP veterans Jim Keyes and Jill Liflander, and a first time appearance from Moth winner Sandi Marx.

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Year two has been great for PoP!  Stay tuned for some exciting news about Prose of Pie’s evolution – bigger, better, tastier!

Westchester Magazine calls us a ‘phenomenon’!

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In an article on retro desserts, Westchester Magazine calls Pros(e) of Pie a ‘phenomenon':

And witness the phenomenon of the sellout Pros(e) of Pie series in Tarrytown, a monthly shindig where people bring home-baked pies, tell stories, and crown a Piemaster. (link)

We’re happy to be in such tasty local company.  Located just around the corner, our friends at The Twisted Oak got praised for their fancy “marshmallow-cream French toast based on the Fluffernutter”. Yum- we’ll take a pie entry from them any day!

Second Annual Halloween PoP in the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery!

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For our second annual Halloween PoP, we’re bringing Pros(e) of Pie back to the world renowned Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Our storytellers will be delighting you in the Washington Irving Memorial Chapel. There couldn’t be a better setting for an evening of true Halloween tales.  Expect a nice sampling of seasonal pies that you’ll taste and vote on.

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 for over a year. Trust us, it’s not just the pie!

When: Oct. 22, 8pm


Location: THE SLEEPY HOLLOW CEMETERY (540 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY)
And, let’s keep it clear folks : 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.

ALL tickets for this show will be sold online. Doors open at 8pm sharp.


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) buy tickets early, (2) email us your info and the type of pie you’re bringing, and (3) try to drop your pie off by 7:30p for the best chance at votes!

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