This episode we get inside this thing we call storytelling and mess around with its form. Anita Flores and Brad Lawrence talk to us about how they like playing around and challenge this thing called “storytelling.”
This episode we get inside this thing we call storytelling and mess around with its form. Anita Flores and Brad Lawrence talk to us about how they like playing around and challenge this thing called “storytelling.” We talk about long form, animation, interviews, pacing, and all kinds of tips and tricks and tactics that we use in performances. How can we keep challenging what stories are, how we tell them, and all of those things? Anita and Brad tell us their takes on all of this and much more!
Brad Lawrence is a critically acclaimed storyteller and solo performer. He has appeared on the Moth Mainstage, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and before audiences all over the United States. Most recently he has joined the production team of RISK! The show where people tell stories they never thought they’d dare to share.
Anita co-hosts a monthly show called Party of Two where comedians tell stories about dating in the modern world. She has a Youtube channel called Queso where she and her friends make comedy videos. Follow her on Twitter at @anitajewtina for important updates on pizza and Kelsey Grammar’s career.
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.