PoP goes Global

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Have you heard the news? Pros(e) of Pie co-producers Ivy Eisenberg and Zak Shusterman have been invited to teach a week-long storytelling course this Summer at the prestigious Chautauqua Institution in western New York. We’ll also be presenting a special Friday edition of Pros(e) of Pie on the grounds.

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What’s a Chautauqua anyway???

It’s a 140 year old non-profit adult education center and summer resort in Western New York that’s been designated a National Historic District that started a movement that reached over 45 million people in 10,000 communities across the country.  The tradition continues every Summer, as Chautauqua attracts a range of world-renowned thought leaders, entertainers, academics, activists and public figures organized around a different theme each week.

Along side the headliners, individual and multi-session classes are offered on a range of engaging topics.  Pros(e) of Pie will be there during the “Irrationality”-themed week focusing on the irrational world of human decision-making. We think that’s going to inspire some great storytelling. Come join us at Chautauqua if you can!



1000s of years of Storytelling

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Looking for some inspiration for your own storytelling? You’re not the first to think about this.

People have been thinking about this for 1000s of years – as long as there’ve been people. This TED piece covers a few of traditions that have developed around the world.  From hulu to shadow puppets to calypso – there are so many entertaining options to choose from.

You never know which you might see the next Pros(e) of Pie. So get your tickets early!


May Theme: “FORK IN THE ROAD”

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We’re putting together a great show for you in May.  We’ll be back at one of our favorite Rivertowns venues – Curious-on-Hudson in Dobbs Ferry. Come see why we’re packing houses at venues across Westchester.  Plus, Curious-on-Hudson is just a short stroll from some of the area’s best restaurants. Why not stay local for pre-show dinner – just make sure you save room for dessert!

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When: May 30th, 8pm

Theme: FORK IN THE ROAD
Venue:  Curious-on-Hudson
             145 Palisade Street – Dobbs Ferry

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About the theme: Tell us about the time you had to make a decision — Did you go left or right? Was it a tough choice? Did you follow the path less traveled? How did your decision turn out? Maybe your fork was literal – a roadside picnic? Did you lose something in the middle of the road? We want to hear about the fork in the road you faced and how it turned out!

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, email co-producers Ivy Eisenberg or Zak Shusterman. Don’t worry, there’ll be plenty of open mic slots that night too.

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


April Theme: “CAUGHT IN THE ACT”

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We’re continuing to bring our unique brand of storytelling to new audiences, and bringing our audiences to new venues. This month we’re at The Center@862, a beautiful space in Scarsdale. It’s conveniently located near the train station for fans traveling in from the city and right by several restaurants for dinner before pie & tales. Come see what packed houses are raving about – great stories, great pies, great fun.

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When: April 18th, 8pm
Theme: CAUGHT IN THE ACT
Venue:  The Center@862
             862 Scarsdale Ave – Scarsdale

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About the theme: Tell us about the time you almost got away with it–Ever been caught somewhere you shouldn’t have been? With someone you weren’t supposed to be with? Were you just in the wrong place at the wrong time? Trying something short of legal, or simply unwise? If the coast is clear for you to share your tale, this is your chance!

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!


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.

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When: Feb. 28th, 8pm
Theme: CONFESSIONS

Venue:  Curious_logo1
                  145 Palisades St – Dobbs Ferry

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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
Theme: CLOSE CALL
Venue:  Curious_logo1
                  145 Palisades St – Dobbs Ferry

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