The Lost & Found Show celebrates Valentine’s Day with its “Condoms” edition, featuring fiction, true stories, comedy, and live music about love, relationships, and all the awkward stuff in-between…
Jeff Rose (The Moth)
Rebecca Schiff (Fence, Guernica, n+1)
Lisa Younger (Metamorphosis Theatre Company)
Kenyon Phillips & Chris Comfort (Sex Talk with Kenyon and Chris)
Howie Polikoff (Old Man Hustle, Grisly Pear, Niagara Bar)
Leah Johnson (Blue Note, Nokia Theatre)
Hosted by Daniel Guzman
Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
(Doors 7:00PM) 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St
(between Sullivan St. and Thompson St)
New York, NY 10012
W 4th St (A, B, C, D, E, F, M)
8 St – NYU (N, R)
Bleecker St (6)
Broadway-Lafayette (B, D, F, M)
Each month, we bring together authors, bloggers, comedians, and performers to share fiction and nonfiction stories involving a theme object that could be found in a lost and found box. We’ve featured burlesque stars, magicians, Moth Grand Slam winners, actors, someone’s mom, and a ukulele player.
Jeff Rose is a wanderer, writer, and a Moth StorySlam champion. Since graduating from Indiana University with a Journalism degree, he’s lived in six states, travelled three continents, and burned through four professions. He has gained mastery over the following literary forms: small meanderings, inarticulate philosophy, and the first draft of the abandoned novel. His defunct comedy troupe The Late Train won a “Best of Austin” a lifetime ago. He currently lives in Brooklyn and freelances as an award-winning web developer.
Rebecca Schiff is a graduate of Columbia University’s MFA program, where she received a Berg Fellowship and a Henfield Award. Her fiction has appeared and is forthcoming in Electric Literature, Fence, Guernica, n+1, and The American Reader. Rebecca is finishing a collection of stories, tentatively titled Rate Your Life. She teaches writing to high school and college students, and lives in Brooklyn.
Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Lisa is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Los Angeles. She spent five years on the west coast before moving to New York in the winter of 2011 because she forgot how much she hates being cold. To date, she has acted in over a dozen independent films and theatre productions on both coasts as well as parts of Europe and South America. She’s an alumnus of the Metamorphosis (LA) and Dramatic Adventure (NYC) theatre companies. Lisa is the author of a recently completed novel and a book of linked short stories.
KENYON PHILLIPS & CHRIS COMFORT
Kenyon Phillips and “Dr.” Chris Comfort are two straight men who love talking about sex as much as they love having it. Their online talk show, Sex Talk With Kenyon And Chris, is exactly what it sounds like: Kenyon and Chris trading experiences, questions and opinions about sexual topics that most people are too polite to discuss in public. When they’re not talking about sex, Kenyon and Chris pursue careers in the arts as actors and musicians. Both have appeared in several television and radio commercials, along with a handful of films, network series and Off-Broadway theatrical productions.
Howie Polikoff is a comedian whose mission is not unlike that of Jesus – to spread love and peace. Raised on Long Island, Howie got a TV in his room at way too young an age and saw early on the joy and power of laughter. After spending a few years in Atlanta, Howie returned to New York to tell jokes at bars, clubs and once at a funeral (they got laughs, but he stole the material from the deceased). He’s performed at Old Man Hustle, Grisly Pear, and Niagara Bar. Howie wants to improve himself and others. Also, he likes the lobster ravioli from Trader Joe’s.
Born in Brooklyn to a family that has musical roots on both sides, it was inevitable that Leah Johnson would soon find her own path in music. Sitting in on her father’s rehearsals as a toddler drumming beats on the table or plinking sounds on the piano, it soon became apparent that she would eventually command the microphone, whether on stage or in the recording studio. Ms. Johnson has worked with artists such as Jon B. and Freedom Williams of C&C Music Factory. Her golden vocals have been heard at countless venues, including the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles and the Blue Note in New York City.
Daniel is a writer of surreal fiction, essays, and film reviews. His work has appeared in the New York Press, Cinespect, the L Magazine’s Literary Upstart Reading Series, and Rio Grande Review. He has performed at such venues as The Slipper Room, Cornelia Street Cafe, KGB Bar, and the Bowery Poetry Club.