Friday, June 2, 2017
Main Reading Room – 7:00pm
Wine reception at 6:30pm for pre-registered guests.
It’s the 50th anniversary of the summer of love, when tens of thousands of young people, in search of something different, came to San Francisco to find it. In honor of this very special moment in time, our line-up of talented storytellers will share their own present-day stories of peace, love, and liberation. Josh Healey is back to emcee with storytellers Emily Epstein White, Phil Surkis, and others.
If you have a story to tell from the summer of love, we want to hear it. Throw your name in the hat to tell a one minute story in our optional audience lightening round.
Registration highly recommended. Registration will open Friday May 19th.
For High School Students and Adults
Kathleen Auterio Kathleen is a horror and metal fanatic in a constant battle with gravity and reality. She’s recently told her stories from serious to absurd at The Moth GrandSlam, Risk! Live show and Podcast, Porchlight, Fireside, Spokespeople, Bawdy, and This Damn World.
Don Reed was the 2016 Snap Judgment Performer of the Year and winner of the 2016 TBA: Theater Bay Area Award for Outstanding Solo Play. He has one of the lead roles in a workplace comedy co-financed by and guest recurring Lin Manuel Miranda of HAMILTON. Don has written, directed, produced and starred in the HBO Short Films – Lucky: The Irish Pimp and Pookie Watson: Hood Detective. He has written and starred in work for Oprah Winfrey’s OWN and developed screenplays for Spike Lee’s 40 Acres and a Mule. Reed was the opening act/warm-up comedian for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for over 1,000 episodes.” He is a board member of the thriving 51Oakland foundation keeping music and the arts alive in Oakland Public Schools.
Phil Surkis After leading a Seder, Phil Surkis was inspired to try comedic storytelling and comedy producing, and he liked it. Performance wise, Phil is a regular on the Solo Sundays series at Stage Werx, and has performed at The Marsh, Starline Social Club, Freight & Salvage, and many other spots around the bay. He produces KALW’s live radio show/podcast Kamau Right Now! hosted by W. Kamau Bell, and is also producing a new podcast for Zahra Noorbakhsh called “On Behalf of All Muslims, coming this summer. http://www.philsurkis.com
Emily Epstein White comedian, storyteller and writer Emily Epstein White has been trapped in a self-cleaning toilet, has stitches from a treadmill accident, and watched her mother do a full split after slipping on a banana peel (yes, it’s as amazing as it sounds). She has been featured in the 360 Comedy Festival, the She-Devil Comedy Festival, the Boston Globe, and has won and is an occasional host for the San Francisco MothSlam. You can find her on Twitter @emeps.
Josh Healey, writer, performer, and creative activist, has been featured in The New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle, and is a regular on NPR’s Snap Judgment. www.joshhealey.org