Jan. 25 – Theme: Turn Around

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PoP returns to the inspiring Hudson Valley MOCA on January 25 for a “TURN AROUND” themed show featuring both returning faves and storytellers making their PoP debuts.

FEATURING:
Edith Gonzalez – The Story Collider, Risk!, Take Two Storytelling
Jamie Brickhouse – 4x Moth StorySlam champ, PBS’s Stories from the Stage,
Kambri Crews – NYTimes bestselling memoir, The Moth, Mortified
Lorena Russi – “The Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert” Digital team, professional soccer player
Stacey Curry – Moth GrandSlam winner, PBS’s Stories From the Stage

When:  Jan 25, Museum opens 6:30pm, Show 8pm
Theme: TURN AROUND
Venue:  Hudson Valley MOCA – 1701 Main St. – Peekskill

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ABOUT THE THEME: Did life take you in a different direction? Did your fortunes suddenly change? Did you go back on your word? Or take your enemy as your lover? 

ABOUT THE SHOW: Join us to hear storytellers from around the region tell true personal tales on the monthly theme in a Moth-inspired format. You can sit back and enjoy the show or join the fun: sign up for a 5-mins open mic slot or submit an anonymous answer to a written prompt that we’ll read off for you. Either way, we’ll all be there to support and share.

*NOTE: NO pie bake at this show for logistical reasons. But we’ll be back with tasty bites soon!


November 10 – FREE, All open-mic show

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We’re kicking off our seventh year as the Hudson Valley’s longest running storytelling series by bringing back our free community shows. No theme this month to make it as easy as possible for you to join the fun. All open-mic, all YOU!

We’re so excited to be bringing you a free, all open-mic show at our favorite local brewery – Ossining’s Sing Sing Kill Brewery. To make it as easy as possible for as many of you as possible to join the fun, there’ll be no theme at this show. But all the other Pros(e) of Pie storytelling rules still apply:
1) only true stories
2) only stories you experienced yourself
3) no notes, no reading
4) stories must be no more than 5 mins time long

If you want to get in on the fun, swing by a little early to sign up for one of the evening’s open-mic slots. The Brewery will be open from 1pm in case you need to start building up your courage early.

No pie at this free show, but SSKB has plenty of freshly brewed options on tap, as well as a range of tasty savory treats.

When:  Sunday, NOV 10, 6pm
Theme:  No Theme. All Stories Welcome!
Venue:  SING SING KILL BREWERY
75-77 Spring St. –  Ossining, NY

STAY TUNED as we dive in to our 7th year.


July 20 – Theme: That Special Day

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Join our 6th anniversary celebration at Ossining’s Bethany Arts Community with a “THAT SPECIAL DAY” themed show. You’ll hear a mix of returning PoP alumni and some spectacular first-timers we’re so excited to bring up to the Hudson Valley. We’re particularly delighted that this moth’s show features two Ossining locals-  champion storyteller Joe Charnitski and first timer Ro Moran.

FEATURING:

Joe Charnitski – 2-time Moth StorySlam Winner
Stacey Bader – 6-tim Moth StorySLAM winner and Moth GrandSlam winner
Bridget O’Neill – Moth, RISK!, Yum’s the Word
Tracey Starin –  Gather NYC, Take Two Storytelling, RISK!
Laura Maltz – Fail Better Storytime, NY Story Exchange, Grackle
Ro Moran – manages non-profit community center for immigrants

When:  July 20, Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm
Theme: THAT SPECIAL DAY
Venue:  Bethany Arts Community
40 Somerstown Rd – Ossining

>> GET YOUR TICKETS HERE <<

ABOUT THE THEME: Did you get married? Find your missing puppy or birth parent? Dump your cheating spouse? Were you hired? Fired? Accepted into Harvard? Rejected from SUNY Albany? Did everything go perfectly? Did everything go wrong? Did that day turn your life upside down – or right-side up?

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. You can sit back and enjoy the show or join the fun: sign up for a 5-mins open mic slot or submit an anonymous answer to a written prompt that we’ll read off for you. Either way, we’ll all be there to support and share.

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!


Special May Event: #PoP at the Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden

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Pros(e) of Pie is bringing you another first this May. Thanks to a new collaboration with the Hammond Museum in North Salem, we’re venturing inland a little farther than we’d normally dare. Join us for an evening of world-class contemporary storytelling – from around the neighborhood and across state lines – in the Hammond’s main exhibition hall.  Fear not, you’ll have a chance to enjoy all their galleries before the show and during intermission. Or better yet, come even earlier to discover the many regions of their stunning Japanese stroll gardens. The Hammond’s generously agreed to open the gardens at 6pm for PoP ticketholders!

*No pie bake-off this month. Light refreshments will be served.

Your evening’s storytellers:

MATTHEW DICKS – 29x Moth StorySLAM champ, 6x GrandSLAM champ; founder and artistic director of Speak Up storytelling series; award-winning best-selling author

SANDI MARX – 7x Moth StorySLAM champ; RISK!; Documentary “The Fabulist”

DREW PROCHASKA – 2x Moth StorySLAM champ; The Story Collider; host, The Artichoke storytelling series

KEVIN HIGGINS – NYC Special Education teacher; founder, South Bronx’s first ukulele club;

MARLEEN KASSEL –  award-winning, published, forty-year, battle-scarred Asian historian; Youth in Asia (Euthanasia), an anthology

When: May 4,  Gardens 6pm, Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm
Venue: Hammond Museum, 28 Deveau Road, North Salem


April 27 – Theme: THRIVE

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We’re returning to the gorgeous Hudson Valley Writers Center in April. If you haven’t been there yet, you’re going to love the wood-paneled walls of this former train station. Plus, they offer some of the best views of the Hudson and the new Tappan Zee Bridge.
***Please note, for logistical reasons, there’ll be no pie at this show.

When:  April 27, Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm
Theme: THRIVE
Venue:  Hudson Valley Writers Center
300 Riverside Drive – Sleepy Hollow

>> GET YOUR TICKETS HERE <<

ABOUT THE THEME: What does it take to THRIVE? Is it making the most of opportunities that present themselves? Or not letting the obstacles in your path stop you? Is it about getting out alive, or coming out a superstar? We want to hear all your Thrive tales.

ABOUT THE SHOW: Join us to listen to seasoned storytellers and humor writers from around the region tell true personal tales on the monthly theme in a Moth-inspired format. You can sit back and enjoy the show or join the fun: sign up for a 5-mins open mic slot or submit an anonymous answer to a written prompt that we’ll read out loud for you. Either way, we’ll all be there to support and share.

We sell out many months, so be sure to buy your tickets early!


March 16 – Theme: Survival

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We’re kicking off another year at Ossining’s beautiful Bethany Arts Community with a SURVIVAL themed show. And we’re bringing you a great mix of returning PoP alumni and some first-timers we’ve been angling to get up here for some time.

This moth’s show features:
Anoush Froundjian – Moth GrandSlam Winner, improv artist, clothing designer
Bryan Berlin – Moth StorySLAM winner,  creator and host Love Hurts podcast
Vernon Payne – Brooklyn-based comedian and storyteller, comic strip author
Michelle Carlo – RISK!,  MOTH MainStage, PBS’s “Stories from the Stage”, host Radio Free Brooklyn
David Lawson – RISK!, Mortified, hosts The Astoria Bookshop Storytelling Show

When:  March 16, Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm
Theme: SURVIVAL
Venue:  Bethany Arts Community
40 Somerstown Rd – Ossining

>> GET YOUR TICKETS HERE <<

ABOUT THE THEME:  Everyone’s had that moment. When despite the odds, despite all predictions, you persevered. Was it a truly life-altering experience, or momentary teen angst when a single phone call felt like life or death. No matter how serious, you made it out the other end, and now we want to hear all about it!

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. You can sit back and enjoy the show or join the fun: sign up for a 5-mins open mic slot or submit an anonymous answer to a written prompt that we’ll read off for you. Either way, we’ll all be there to support and share.

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!


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

>> GET YOUR TICKETS HERE <<

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