(mostly) TRUE THINGS is a game wrapped in a storytelling show that features true stories - with a twist - told by people drawn from the fantastic pool of Moth-winning, comedy-wrangling, heartstrings-pulling storytellers in the New York area. The game is this: 4 storytellers share true stories from their own life, but 3 include carefully-crafted little lies. The audience gets to ask questions of the storytellers, then votes for the person they think told it straight. There are prizes involved, if you can believe a thing like that. And there are songs - written and performed by show host/creator Jude Treder-Wolff and composer Wells Hanley - to set up each stage of the game. Complete information available at www.mostlytruethings.com.
Host/creator Jude Treder-Wolff was recently featured as the guest monologist for The Armando Diaz Experience at The Magnet Theater, has been on the RISK! live show and podcast, Take Two Storytelling, Bady House Storytelling Concert, Talk Therapy, Now You're Talking, and many others. Her solo show This Isn't Helping was selected for the Whitefire Solo Theatre Festival in Sherman Oaks, CA and the Speak Up! Rise Up! Storytelling Festival at the off-Broadway Connelly Theater in NYC.
About The Artists
David Lawson has performed one-man shows about things such as Star Wars, sleeplessness and outer space (Insomnia in Space), 9/11 from a Washington, DC perspective (Floundering About), video games (No Oddjob), and more. His one-man show about porn, VCR Love, has been published by Original Works Publishing. Lawson has performed in shows all over New York and the east coast, including the popular storytelling shows Mortified, Kevin Allison's RISK! live show, and Mara Wilson's What Are You Afraid Of? www.dtlawson.com.
Brian Grossi, a comic who performs regularly at The New York Comedy Club, The Broadway Comedy Club, Gotham Comedy Club, Caroline's on Broadway and the world-famous Metropolitan Room, among others. He was named Hugs, Kisses and Laughs Comic of the Month in December 2012, is a three-time winner of the Inspire Word's LOL! Comedy Slam, and was recently seen on TMZ.
Liz Gannon Graydon (Co-founder of the nonprofit organization What BETTER. Liz is committed to the idea that the fastest way to change the world is to change the stories we tell. www.whatbetterlookslike.org)
Robin Gelfenbien (The Moth, RISK! Live and RISK! Podcast, Mortified, Creator and Host of the hit storytelling show Yum's the Word. www.robingelfenbien.com)
Rhonda Hansome (Actor, director, comedian and puppeteer, who has performed at Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall & Constitution Hall. TV appearances include Louie, Saturday Night Live, Showtime at the Apollo & London Underground. www.rhondahansome.com)