October 20 – Theme: Ain’t Afraid of No_____

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Halloween storytelling around here is like no other setting in the world. Pros(e) of Pie is delighted to be bringing our Halloween show back to our newest regular venue – Bethany Arts Community. And we’re having so much fun with this month’s theme: “Ain’t Afraid of No ____” An homage to the original Ghostbusters movie tagline that’s taught us all that facing your fears can be funny!

When:  October 20, Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm
Theme: AIN’T AFRAID OF NO ______
Venue:  Bethany Arts Community
40 Somerstown Rd – Ossining

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ABOUT THE THEME:  Everyone’s got a story about enduring a particularly scary situation or struggling with a lifelong phobia. Did a late night horror film keep you up worrying about the boogie-man? Maybe you were tormented by a boss-witch or schoolyard bully? Were you able to overcome or are you still fighting it? This month, we’re sharing tales of both fear and fearlessness, and getting through it together.

ABOUT THE SHOW: Join us to listen to storytellers and humor writers from around the region tell true personal tales on the monthly theme in a Moth-inspired format.
PLUS a pie bake-off: To start the evening, you’ll indulge in a sampling of pies made by local “pie-trepreneurs” and vote for your favorite between stories. You’ll please your belly and warm your soul.

Entry fee includes pie tasting, beverages, and great entertainment!  We sell out many months, so be sure to buy your tickets early!

HAVE A PIE FOR THE BAKE-OFF?
Admission is free if you bring a pie for the bake-off BUT YOU MUST NOTIFY US at least two days before to receive your free ticket.  And if your pie gets the most votes, you win the prize and proudly bear the title of this month’s PieMaster!


September 30 Theme: “It’s Complicated”

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Prose of Pie has been the Hudson Valley’s most popular monthly storytelling series for over 5 years. After rave reviews for our February show, we’re again collaborating with the Friends of the ITHT to bring a new line-up of storytellers to the Irvington Town Hall Theater. This month’s theme: IT’S COMPLICATED !
When:  September 30, Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm
Theme: IT’S COMPLICATED
Venue:  Irvington Town Hall Theater
             85 Main St – Irvington
ABOUT THE THEME: Life’s never as simple as we want it to be. Perfect families have their secrets. Unrequited love doesn’t get beyond fantasy.  How did you keep things running smoothly when your simple plans were faced with endless hurdles?  We want to hear about the complications you faced and how it all turned out.
ABOUT THE SHOW: Join us to listen to storytellers and humor writers form around the region tell true personal tales on the monthly theme in a Moth-inspired format.PLUS a pie social: You’ll start the evening by indulging in a slice of tasty. Once your belly’s happy, the stories will warm your soul.
Entry fee includes pie, beverages, and great entertainment!  We sell out many months, so be sure to buy your tickets soon!


July: FIFTH ANNIVERSARY!

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FIVE YEARS! That’s how long Pros(e) of Pie been joining us for true personal tales told by friends, neighbors, and pros. We’ve taken you to barns, museums, historic theaters. Where will we go next?  Thanks to all the storytellers, pie bakers, volunteers and fans who’ve helped us keep this wonderful series going.

In July, join us at Ossining’s Bethany Arts Community to celebrate 5 years of storytelling in the Hudson Valley. Hear stories from people who’ve been with PoP since the beginning, as well as stars that have only recently joined fun.

Featuring Mark PagánMichele CarloJoe CharnitskiJim Keyes, and Ina Chadwick

When:  July 28, Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm
Venue:  Bethany Arts Community
             40 Somerstown Rd – Ossining
ABOUT THE SHOW: Join us to listen to storytellers and humor writers form around the region tell true personal tales on the monthly theme in a Moth-inspired format. Plus opportunities to participate if you dare!
PLUS PIE: To start the evening, you’ll indulge in a taste of pie made by local “pie-trepreneurs”. You’ll please your belly and warm your soul.

Entry fee includes pie tasting, beverages, and great entertainment!  We sell out many months, so be sure to buy your tickets early!

HAVE A PIE FOR THE BAKE-OFF?
Admission is free if you bring a pie for the bake-off BUT YOU MUST NOTIFY US at least two days before to receive your free ticket.  And if your pie gets the most votes, you win the prize and proudly bear the title of this month’s PieMaster!


Special June Event: STORYSTAGE @PhilipsburgManor – DEFINING WOMEN

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Pros(e) of Pie, the Hudson Valley’s favorite storytelling series, is collaborating with Historic Hudson Valley and its Women’s History Institute to bring you you another installment of storytelling magic. The 1700s barn at historic Philipsburg Manor will be the setting for an unforgettable evening of stories by and about DEFINING WOMEN.

ABOUT THE THEME: Women have been an untold part of the story for hundreds of years–as uncredited players pulling the strings behind closed doors, influencers, sufferers, nurturers, leaders, and –let’s face it–sometimes tormenters. Women’s stories are being discussed and celebrated like never before… and we’re only just beginning. Whether forging one’s own path or struggling under societal definitions, these stories will reveal what it means to be woman at the start of the 21st century.

Come early to stroll the grounds of this historic farming estate or take a tour of the colonial era manor house. Free with your PoP ticket!
*No pie bake-off this month. Beer, wine, and pie will be available for purchase.

Your evening’s storytellers:

ROBIN BADY– Host, BADYHouseStorytellingConce rt; StorySLAM champ

SELENA COPPOCK– Top funniest feminists; #1 iTunes comedy album; Amazon’s Red Oaks

JEAN LE BEC – Moth StorySLAM champ; RISK!; The Story Collider

JENICE MATIAS– Guys We F#@$!D hit episode; Pussinomics: A Comedy

DANNY ARTESE – Host, The Day I Should Have; Moth StorySLAM champ

When: June 23, 7pm doors, 8pm show
Theme: DEFINING WOMEN
Venue: Philipsburg Manor, Sleepy Hollow


April Theme: “COURSE CORRECTION”

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Prose of Pie has been the Hudson Valley’s most popular monthly storytelling series for nearly 5 years.  Our January show was such a hit that in April we’re returning to the new Bethany Arts Community. Once again, we’re filling their former chapel with a range of true human experiences. The evening will feature renowned storytellers and rising locals sharing their tales on this month’s theme: COURSE CORRECTION!
When:  April 28, Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm
Theme: COURSE CORRECTION
Venue:  Bethany Arts Community
             40 Somerstown Rd – Ossining
ABOUT THE THEME: Sometimes you have to accept that it’s time to make a move. Did you set off on the wrong foot? Did life throw too many obstacles in your path? The best laid plans just aren’t meant to be. Or, were you on the wrong road along and finally making a change for the better? Did you drag your feet too long before doing what you knew had to be? Did you make the leap eagerly or go kicking and screaming? Life, love, family, therapy. This month, we’re sharing all your stories of change, whether or not your were ready for them.
ABOUT THE SHOW: Join us to listen to storytellers and humor writers form around the region tell true personal tales on the monthly theme in a Moth-inspired format. Plus opportunities to participate if you dare!
PLUS PIE: To start the evening, you’ll indulge in a taste of pie made by local “pie-trepreneurs”. You’ll please your belly and warm your soul.

Entry fee includes pie tasting, beverages, and great entertainment!  We sell out many months, so be sure to buy your tickets early!

HAVE A PIE FOR THE BAKE-OFF?
Admission is free if you bring a pie for the bake-off BUT YOU MUST NOTIFY US at least two days before to receive your free ticket.  And if your pie gets the most votes, you win the prize and proudly bear the title of this month’s PieMaster!


March Theme: “CAUGHT OFF GUARD”

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Prose of Pie has been the Hudson Valley’s most popular monthly storytelling series for over 4 years. In March, we’re collaborating with the Friends of the ITHT to bring our show to the Irvington Town Hall Theater for the first time. Did you know the theater is a replica of the one Abraham Lincoln was shot in? How appropriate of our theme this month: CAUGHT OFF GUARD !
When:  March 3, Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm
Theme: CAUGHT OFF GUARD
Venue:  Irvington Town Hall Theater
             85 Main St – Irvington
ABOUT THE THEME: We’ve all had surprises. They can be the best or worst thing imaginable. An act of kindness that warmed your heart. A medical scare that changed your forever. The prank that you’re gang is still talking about twenty years later. We want to hear how you faced the unexpected and how it all turned out.
ABOUT THE SHOW: Join us to listen to storytellers and humor writers form around the region tell true personal tales on the monthly theme in a Moth-inspired format. Plus opportunities to participate if you dare!

PLUS a pie social: To start the evening, you’ll indulge in a taste of pie made by local “pie-trepreneurs”. You’ll please your belly and warm your soul.
Entry fee includes pie tasting, beverages, and great entertainment!  We sell out many months, so be sure to buy your tickets early!

***PIE UPDATE:
For logistical reasons, this evening’s pie service will be a pie “social” rather than a bake-off. Everyone gets to enjoy one slice of pie with admission. There’ll be no voting on pies tonight.
Admission is still free if you bring a pie BUT YOU MUST NOTIFY US at least two days in advance to receive your free admission.


February Theme: “SLOW SIMMER”

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Prose of Pie has been the Hudson Valley’s most popular monthly storytelling series for over 4 years. In February, we’re bringing you a brand new collaboration with the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art. HVCCA is the region’s premier museum for contemporary art and its relationship to social issues. We’ll be filling their beautiful exhibition space with true human tales on the evening’s theme: Slow Simmer. Soak in the stories surrounded by the best contemporary art on view in the Hudson Valley.
When:  February 10, Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm
Theme: SLOW SIMMER
Venue:  
             1701 Main St – Peekskill
ABOUT THE THEME: Sometimes passion takes time. Remember how long it took you to get up the nerve to approach that crush! What was it that led you to fall in love with an artist, or make art your life’s pursuit? How long did it take to master your field of expertise, or maybe you still ‘fake it til you make it’? Did you find a hobby that makes the rest of life bearable? An enduring commitment to making the world a better place or was it an infatuation long past? It takes time to fall hard – for a partner, for your calling, for a pastime. We want to hear about the long slow road you followed on the way to your passion.

ABOUT THE SHOW: Join us to listen to storytellers and humor writers form around the region tell true personal tales on the monthly theme in a Moth-inspired format. Plus opportunities to participate if you dare!
PLUS a pie bake-off: To start the evening, you’ll indulge in a sampling of pies made by local “pie-trepreneurs” and vote for your favorite between stories. You’ll please your belly and warm your soul.
Entry fee includes pie tasting, beverages, and great entertainment!  We sell out many months, so be sure to buy your tickets early!

HAVE A PIE FOR THE BAKE-OFF?
Admission is free if you bring a pie for the bake-off BUT YOU MUST NOTIFY US at least two days before to receive your free ticket.  And if your pie gets the most votes, you win the prize and proudly bear the title of this month’s PieMaster!


January Theme: “INSPIRATION”

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Prose of Pie has been the Hudson Valley’s most popular monthly storytelling series for over 4 years.  This January, we’re delighted to be one of the first programs at the brand new Bethany Arts Community. Join us in a former chapel repurposed as Westchester’s newest performance space. The evening will feature renowned storytellers sharing their tales on this month’s theme: Inspiration.
When:  January 20, Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm
Theme: INSPIRATION
Venue:  
             Bethany Arts Community
40 Somerstown Rd – Ossining
ABOUT THE THEME: There are moments that change you forever. Sage words that set the tone for the rest of your life. The challenge that kicks your butt into high gear. The pursuit that becomes your calling. An experience that turns your life around, or upside down. This month, we’re sharing the experiences that stir something in you, that call you to action, that lead you to enlightenment.

ABOUT THE SHOW: Join us to listen to storytellers and humor writers form around the region tell true personal tales on the monthly theme in a Moth-inspired format. Plus opportunities to participate if you dare!
PLUS a pie bake-off: To start the evening, you’ll indulge in a sampling of pies made by local “pie-trepreneurs” and vote for your favorite between stories. You’ll please your belly and warm your soul.
Entry fee includes pie tasting, beverages, and great entertainment!  We sell out many months, so be sure to buy your tickets early!

HAVE A PIE FOR THE BAKE-OFF?
Admission is free if you bring a pie for the bake-off BUT YOU MUST NOTIFY US at least two days before to receive your free ticket.  And if your pie gets the most votes, you win the prize and proudly bear the title of this month’s PieMaster!


5th Annual Halloween Special in the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

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5TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
at the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

For the 5th year in a row, Prose of Pie returns to the historic Sleepy Hollow Cemetery for our Annual Halloween Special. These tickets sell fast!

When: TUES, Oct. 24, 7:30pm (doors 7pm)
Theme: ALL THINGS HALLOWEEN
Location: SLEEPY HOLLOW CEMETERY (540 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY)
NOT the Old Dutch Church. Use the entrance about half a mile north of the Old Dutch Church
Featuring:  Joe CharnitskiMichele CarloSean O’BrienJenice Matias

Can you imagine a better spot than the cemetery’s Washington Irving Chapel to hear some of the region’s best storytellers share their true Halloween tales? Get ready for paranormal visitations, neighborhood voodoo battles, costumes gone wrong, Halloween party disasters, and more! The stellar line-up includes:.

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!

***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 by 6:45pm !

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


Sept Theme: “THIS IS WHERE I LOST IT”

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NOTE: TONIGHT’S SHOW IS SOLD OUT. NO DOOR TICKETS THIS TIME.
We’re bringing you another first this September. A special two night event where the theme “This is Where I Lost It” inspires three different art forms. This is a collaboration with The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, the region’s premier resource for advancing the craft of writing, and Totemic17, an artist collective know for concept-driven woodcut projects that introduce new artists to the market.
When:  Sept 8, Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm
Theme: THIS IS WHERE I LOST IT
Venue:  The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center
300 Riverside Dr – Sleepy Hollow

About the theme: Remember that time you lost it? Was it your… temper? inhibition? mojo? sanity? religion? virginity? house keys???

About the Show: We’ll start off on Friday evening with a traditional evening of Pros(e) of Pie storytelling (and pie, of course!).
PLUS:
– HVWC has put out a call for submissions of 200-word flash-prose (200 words or less, true or not) on the theme. Email submissions, with subject line “Lost”, to marketing@writerscenter.org by August 15th. Select submissions will be featured.
– Totemic17 will present a selection of woodcut prints made just for the theme, featuring works by renowned Finnish artist Tuukka Peltonen.

You can just sit back and enjoy the show or join the fun – sign up for a 5 mins open mic slot or enter a pie in our bake-off. Free admission if you let us know in advance that you’re bringing a pie!

**PLEASE NOTE: The following evening, Sept. 9, will be a festive free reception exhibiting the beautiful woodcut prints and celebrating the best of the submitted flash-prose. Come to one or BOTH nights, if you can!