In a surprise mini episode, Julia asks Asher about the storytelling festival he’s producing. Speak Up, Rise Up kicks off on Monday, August 14th and will showcase a week of stories from communities and people we don’t get to hear from.
In a surprise mini episode, Julia asks Asher about the storytelling festival he’s producing. Speak Up, Rise Up kicks off on Monday, August 14th and will showcase a week of stories from communities and people we don’t get to hear from. Featuring shows from Ophira Eisenberg, Josh Johnson, Aparna Nancherla, Aisha Harris, Shannon Cason, and so many more.
Check out www.speakupriseup.com for more info and check out some shows, especially because Julia will be in Mexico.
Asher Novek, co-host, is a writer, producer, storyteller, and community activist. His day to day work focuses on projects that utilize technology in ways that bridge community groups to local government.
He co-produces a stand up show “This Evening” at Dean Street Bar in Prospect Heights. He also produces a monthly storytelling show in Park Slope, “So What Happened Was”, and has performed on the podcasts “Can’t Make This Up”, “the Brighter Side”, and “It’s Not Complicated.” He has written and performed two solo storytelling shows: “I Wish Someone Told Me”, which he recently reprised at The Tank’s SoloFest Redux, and “The Holy Moment”, a bi-coastal storytelling show that wove in two stories across East and West Coasts with co-writer Jake Arky. He has also been known to officiate the occasional wedding.
Julia Whitehouse (formerly Wiedeman), co-host, is a New York based performer, writer, and storyteller. Julia teaches workshops through the Story Collider. She is also currently the host of the weekly storytelling open mic, Happy Hour Story Hour, at The Duplex, she performed her solo show NAKED PEOPLE at UCBTNY, UCBLA, and for the Women in Comedy Festival. Her follow up solo showI’ll Show You Minehad a run at The PIT after being a part of the first Solocom Festival. She is a Moth Slam winner and performs her stories regularly Risk!, Nights of Our Lives, and Soundtrack Series podcasts and stages. Her acting performances are aplenty on youtube and once a video she was in about millennials was on the CBS Sunday Morning show.