Put on your favorite costume and join us at the Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge for tales of corporate mascots, hotel uniforms, burlesque misadventures, and vintage wardrobes.
Jacob Tomsky (Heads in Beds)
J.D. Oxblood (Burlesque Beat)
Erica Hernandez (People’s Improv Theater)
Mark Pagan (PBS, The Moth)
Curated by Daniel Guzman
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
(Doors 6:00PM) 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
**Please note 6:30PM start time**
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 left in a lost and found box.
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Jacob Tomsky is a dedicated veteran of the hospitality business, the bestselling author of Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality, and the founder and president of Short Story Thursdays, a weekly, email-based short story organization. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Time magazine among other outlets. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
J.D. Oxblood is co-founder Burlesque Beat and an ongoing contributor. He has covered the New York Burlesque Festival and Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas for many years running, and has worked as far afield as the legendary MoMs Ball in New Orleans and the Calypso Cabaret in Bangkok. His burlesque writing has also been seen in Burlesque Magazine, 21st Century Burlesque and Zelda. His academic critique of Sleep No More was published by Borrowers & Lenders, and he contributes regularly to New York Magazine’s Bedford + Bowery.
Erica is an actress and comedic/fiction writer. She performs improv regularly with several indie teams in venues around New York City, including Under St. Mark’s and People’s Improv Theater. Her teams “The Picklebacks” and “Open Relationship” host monthly shows in Chelsea. You can find her sketches and song parodies on her YouTube channel or on the Miss Pleasers youtube channel.
Mark Pagán is an award-winning filmmaker, comedian, and writer living in Brooklyn. His performances and films have been showcased at places such as PBS, Slamdance Film Festival, Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater, The Moth, People’s Improv Theater, Studio Theatre, and Kramer Gallery.
Daniel is a writer of surreal fiction, essays, and film reviews. His work has appeared in the New York Press, Cinespect, the L Magazine, and Rio Grande Review. He has performed at such venues as The Slipper Room, Cornelia Street Cafe, KGB Bar, The Bell House, and the Bowery Poetry Club.