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!


Special July Event: STORYSTAGE @PhilipsburgManor

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We’re kicking off our FIFTH year with stellar storytelling in a great new venue.

Following on the two packed Sunnyside shows you raved about, we’re delighted to bring you another collaboration with Historic Hudson Valley. This time, we’re transforming a colonial era barn into a magical space for the region’s best storytelling.

Join us at STORYSTAGE@PhilipsburgManor on July 29!  Come early to stroll the grounds of this historic farming estate. Enjoy adult drinks with sweet & savory treats from Samosa Shack and Red Barn Bakery. Then find your spot in the barn to hear the best tales from some of the nation’s most beloved storytellers:

SANDI MARX – 7x Moth StorySLAM champ; RISK!; “You’ll Be Sorry” solo show

GASTOR ALMONTE –  Host, Stoops2Stages; ComedyCentral’s “This is Not Happening”

RICHARD CARDILLO – 5x Moth StorySLAM champ; Moth GrandSLAM; RISK!

NATHANIEL COCCA-BATES – 2x Moth StorySLAM champ; RISK!; Moth GrandSLAM

ELANA LANCASTER – Moth StorySLAM champ; host, “Take Two Storytelling”, “This Sparkling Word” solo show

When: July 29, 7:30pm doors (8pm show)
Theme: STORYSTAGE @PhilipsburgManor
Venue: Philipsburg Manor, Sleepy Hollow
*NOTE: No pie bake-off at this one but, there’ll be WINE, BEER & TASTY BITES available for purchase.

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 beer, wine, savory samosas from Samosa Shack and tasty pies from Red Barn Bakery on sale. 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!