Thursday, June 16, 2016

Celebrating Fathers Tomorrow @ Ryan's Daughter @ 7-10pm ~ FREE SHOW

Dad & Tommy on way to Bear Mountain @1963
Quick nudge, pardon me please...

"Where's Poppa?" ~ Thomas Pryor's Stoops to Nuts Father's Day Show ~ TOMORROW NIGHT, Friday, June 17, 2016. @ 7-10 pm upstairs at Ryan's Daughter

S2N artists: with Colin Dempsey, Joe Dettmore, Nicole Ferraro, Tim McGillicuddy & Una  McGillicuddy.

Thomas Pryor's your host, it's a cuckoo crazy nuts FREE S2N event. Bring your Pa, Da and all your  recollections of Poppa. I'll be doing Yorkville stories about Daddy O'Pryor from scenes in my  upcoming solo play, "City Boy" (Feb 2017.) 

Doing these shows at Ryan's Daughter (Thank you, Jim, Mick & Walter!) we hope to preserve our neighborhood's character  and texture through word and song and raise the alert on our diminishing street light and vanishing stoops.

Colin Dempsey is an Irish singer-songwriter, writer and storyteller based in New York. He is also the singer and guitarist for Indie-Rock duo Supersmall. Their debut album Silent Moon was recently released to positive reviews and is available everywhere. Colin is also part of the Heavy Mental Neuroscience folk rock duo So We Are. Rosanne Cash described “So We Are” as a kind of “post-modern Everly Brothers.” Colin has performed on NPR, SiriusXM Radio, Dublin City FM, and various east coast radio stations. He performs every first Monday of the month at The Four Faced Liar in the west village as a regular on the NYSolo6 songwriter series.

Joe Dettmore is the Creative Director of The Daily Show for the past 11 years. Mr. Dettmore sung "California Girls" with The Losers Lounge at Joe's Pub. He also acts, performs improvisation and is a wicked storyteller. On the side he makes professional quality stain glass windows.

Nicole Ferraro is a writer, editor, and storyteller living in NYC. Her personal essays have been published in The New York Times, Story Collider Magazine, The Frisky, Mr. Beller's Neighborhood, and elsewhere. Nicole is also the cohost of New York Story Exchange, a monthly storytelling series at Cornelia Street Cafe. Her first solo show WHY SO MUCH SHAME? debuted at the 2016 FRIGID Festival to rave reviews. By day she works as the editor in chief of Netted, a publication by The Webby Awards. t: @NicoleFerraro e: ntd.ferraro@gmail-dot-com

Tim McGillicuddy is a poet and playwright born and raised in Yorkville. He has four books of poetry Tomorrow Never Comes, Saratoga Here I Come, A Music Box and In the Soil’s Reach,(Shires Press, Manchester, VT) and has had individual poems published in literary journals here and there. His comedy The Irish Play was produced at the Irish Arts Center in New York City in 2007 by Theodore Mann of Circle in the Square Theatre, and later in Burlington, Vermont as part of the Irish Arts Festival. A play for children, The Sparrow with a Clipped Wing, was first produced in Burlington and later in New York at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. He currently resides with his family in New York City and is in the process of having a book published about the messy business of construction.

Una McGillicuddy hails from Dublin's Fair City, where she grew up on a rich diet of songs,stories and live theater. While there, she performed in both the Dublin and Edinburgh Theater Festivals, playing roles from Stoppard to Shakespeare. Since coming to the States in '85, she has been acting, telling stories and singing songs to all who have an ear for them ... not least to her 7th grade students of American history! 

Thomas Pryor's work has appeared in The New York Times, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and other periodicals. His memoir, “I Hate the Dallas Cowboys - tales of a scrappy New York boyhood,” was published in 2014 (YBK). Pryor’s blog: "Yorkville: Stoops to Nuts," was chosen by The New York Times for their Blog Roll in 2008. Thomas appeared on PBS's "Baseball: A New York Love Story," NBC’s "New York Nonstop,” “This American Life,” and TV’s “Impractical Jokers.” His newspaper column ran in Our Town and The West Side Spirit. For five years, Thomas curated a monthly storytelling show, “City Stories: Stoops to Nuts,” at the Cornelia Street CafĂ© that Time Out Magazine, The New York Daily News and CBS News praised. His photography portfolio, "River to River - New York Scenes From a Bicycle," was published in 2012 (YBK). Cornelia Street Cafe hosted an exhibition of his photography. NBC TV,New York Press/Our Town Downtown and NY 1 TV highly recommended the exhibit and his portfolio. His passion is preserving the history of Yorkville and the Upper East Side through storytelling, writing and photography. His play about the neighborhood, “City Boy” will preview in February 2017. 

I'm raffling off something good. I swear on Daddy O'Pryor's grave. 

Tommy courtesy of David Stewart

If you like my work check out my memoir, "I Hate the Dallas Cowboys - tales of a scrappy New York boyhood." Available at Logos Book Store or online at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. The book has 119 Amazon five star reviews out of 119 total reviews posted. We're pitching a perfect game. My old world echoes TV's "The Wonder Years" ~ just add taverns, subways and Checker cabs.

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