"City Stories: Stoops to Nuts"
June 11, 2013
@ Cornelia Street Café @ 6pm
Storyteller/playwright Robin Bady performs and teaches throughout the U.S. and in Europe. Publications include Storytelling Magazine and Storytelling Across the Curriculum. Recognized nationally as the J. J. Renaux Emerging Artist for 2012, she performs in Greenwood Cemetery, the 92nd Street Y, University Settlement. A native of New Jersey, she lives with her Brooklyn-born husband in Kensington, a neighborhood boasting 39 nationalities, families, singles, and feral cats.
Donna Bailey was a professional actor for 25 years. She has performed at the Negro Ensemble Company, the McCarter Theater, Amistad World Theater, Theatre Virginia and Ensemble Studio Theater. She has also appeared in Spike Lees Joes Bed Stuy Barbershop, So Fine, and Street Smart with Morgan Freeman. She has been the voice on dozens of voiceovers for radio and television. As a storyteller she has performed at Dixon Place, the Players Club, We Three Productions, Nyurican Poets Café, P.S. 122 and CBGBs.
Pamela Grossman is a Brooklyn-based writer whose work has been published in Salon, Ms., the "Village Voice" (before the corporate takeover!), and "Time Out New York," among other outlets. She believes with her whole heart in the importance of community and so is honored to be telling a story on the theme of "neighborhoods."
Thomas Pryor's stories appeared in The New York Times, other periodicals and three anthologies. His blog: "Yorkville: Stoops to Nuts," is listed in The Times Blog Roll. Thomas appeared on PBS's TV series: "Baseball: A New York Love Story," NBC TV’s “New York Nonstop,” and Public Radio’s “This American Life.” His photography book, "River to River ~ New York Scenes From a Bicycle," was released in 2012 (YBK Publishers). Cornelia Street Café recently hosting his two-month photography exhibition, “New York Scenes from a Bicycle.” NBC TV, New York Press/Our Town Downtown and NY1 TV recommended the exhibit and the book, "River to River."