"Where's Poppa?" ~ Thomas Pryor's Stoops to Nuts Father's Day Show
Friday, June 17, 2016. @ 7-10pm upstairs at Ryan's Daughter
S2N artists: 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)
We work 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). His short stories are found in Thomas Beller's, "Lost and Found: Stories from New York," Three Rooms Press, “Have A NYC 2,” and Larry Canale's, "Mickey Mantle - Memories and Memorabilia." 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 and his weekly radio show was featured on the Centanni Broadcasting Network. For five years, Thomas curated a monthly storytelling show, “City Stories: Stoops to Nuts,” at the Cornelia Street Café 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. You can view and purchase his New York City prints online at Thomas R. Pryor Photography.