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A Night of World Class Storytelling

January 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Folktale Storyteller Series Presents five true short stories, funny, poignant and told live without notes!

*Get your tickets here*

We’re excited to introduce another night of world class storytellers!! These storytellers include bestselling authors, Emmy-Award winning writers, TED speakers, stars of The Moth Radio hour, Snap Judgment, and accomplished comedic voices.

Storyteller hopefuls, you’ll have the opportunity to join the all star cast on stage to share YOUR story! Volunteer names will be drawn from a hat and one lucky person will get to tell their funny story.

Special concessions will be available in the adjacent Wine Garden which you can bring into the show!

Here is the lineup:

Don Reed (Snap Judgment, HBO, The Tonight Show,) has received wide acclaim for his 2016 Snap Judgment Performance of the Year -“I Miss Toni” and can currently be seen in the new Amazon Prime series “Bartlett” where he has one of the lead roles in the advertising/workplace comedy, co-produced and recurring role starring Lin Manuel Miranda of Broadway mega-smash HAMILTON. He is featured in the NETFLIX comedy “Unleashed.” All of this work was born of Don’s status in the theater. Snap’s Glynn Washington has deemed him a “master storyteller” and many have referred to him as“… a solo powerhouse.” He is New York Times, New Yorker, San Francisco Chronicle approved with 5 Award Winning one man shows to his credid. He’s a Theatre Bay Area Outstanding Solo Production WINNER and triple nominee, AUDELCO ‘Viv” Award Nominee, San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Nominee and NAACP Triple Nominee for Best Actor & Best Playwright, has performed, written and directed across all platforms. Don has created a trilogy of critically acclaimed solo shows (East 14th, The Kipling Hotel, Can You Dig It? As well as Semi-Famous and DMV) and performed stand up for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno studio audience warm-up for over 1,000 episodes.

Margot Leitman is the author of the best-selling book “Long Story Short: the Only Storytelling Guide You’ll Ever Need,” “What’s Your Story,” and “Gawky: Tales of an Extra Long Awkward Phase.” She has written for DreamWorks TV, the Hallmark Channel, and the Pixl Network and worked for “This American Life” as the West Coast story scout. She is the founder of the storytelling program at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre and is a five-time winner of the NPR’s the Moth Storyslam and a winner of the Moth Grandslam, receiving the first ever score of a perfect 10. She travels all over the world teaching people to tell their stories.

Doug Cordell is a comedic storyteller and performer, NPR radio essayist and Emmy-nominated writer. His true-life radio stories air on NPR’s Snap Judgment, APM’s Marketplace and WLRN’s The Public Storyteller. He has been featured at theaters and clubs across the U.S. and abroad, and has led workshops on story, narrative and performance in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Marrakesh, Morocco. A member of the Writers Guild of America with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Dramatic Writing from New York University, his television credits include PBS, Disney and Nickelodeon

Imran G is a NASA rocket scientist by day and comedian by night Imran has been a semi-finalist in the San Francisco International Comedy Competition and the NBC Standup Showcase. He took 1st place in the Walk the Plank Comedy Competition and the Moth San Francisco StorySlam. He hosts the Moth and Speechless Live in San Francisco and co-hosts the Bad Asians podcast. When not doing comedy he enjoys doing cartwheels and acting like he knows how to breakdance.

Dave Nihill is a bestselling author, NPR featured storyteller and TED speaker, Dave is also the winner of the 43rd annual San Francisco International Comedy Competition and the first ever Irish Comedian to have a special on DRY Bar Comedy. His work has been featured in Inc, NPR, Huffington Post, Forbes, Lifehacker and the Irish Times. A multiple Moth Storyslam winner, Grandslam finalist and occasional host he calls San Francisco home when immigration officials permit.


January 24
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm