Brave Souls Share Their Most Embarrassing Teenage Writing On Stage For Your Entertainment

Teen Angst Night

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | 8-10 PM | $10 at the door | Cottage Bistro – 4468 Main Street | Readers get in for free*

Somewhere in the back of your closet gathering dust and turning yellow with age is comedic gold. Those old journals, poems, and essays you wrote as a teenager when you thought you could do no wrong, would probably make you cringe at your former feelings if you were to read them today. Now, imagine sharing them in front of an audience. That’s exactly what happens at Teen Angst.

Teen Angst Night is a comedic reading series where everyday people read from their embarrassing old journals, poems, songs, essays (and more). So, get digging through your old notebooks and find some gems!

You can share anything (poetry, songs, letters, journals, diaries, essays, stories, plays, lists, etc) so long as it follows these rules:

1- The work must be your own.
2- You must have written it between the ages of 10-19.
3- It’s best if the work is at least 4 years old.
4- If you cringe or feel physically upset while reading it- it’s worth sharing! The more embarrassing the better!

* NOTE: Reader spots for this event are FULL. Message me to get on the mailing list to read next time.


More info: http://sarabynoe.com/shows/teen-angst/

QUICK HISTORY – Teen Angst started in Calgary in 2000 with a live event series and a website, then the website was (probably) one of the first blogs-to-books and published in April 2005 with a book launch event at the KGB Bar in NYC, in 2006 the book was turned into a stage show for the High Performance Rodeo in Calgary (and sold out!), then I created a solo show of my own horrible Teen Angst Poetry which I performed at the Toronto Fringe in 2007, Bumbershoot in 2008, the Edinburgh Free Fringe in 2011, in 2008 I was on the poetry stage at a massive festival in the UK called Latitude, and the live show happens whenever I can squeeze it into my schedule.

January Fun

Happy New Year!

I’m starting the year by getting excited about what makes me happy: performing in and producing shows! Here’s a look at my January.


Teen Angst Facebook Event

Tuesday, January 13
TEEN ANGST NIGHT
8-10 PM | $10 at the door (sliding scale available)
Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street
Facebook Event
I’ve been running this show where people share their old embarrassing teenage angst creations since 2000. Several brave souls will get up on stage and read from their diaries, poetry books, short stories and more.

Say Wha Emerald 2015
Tuesday, January 20
SAY WHA?! READINGS OF DELICIOUSLY ROTTEN WRITING
8-10 PM | $10 in advance (possible door sales)
The Emerald, 555 Gore
Facebook Event
Another classic show I’ve been running since 2010. Funny people reading from the worst published books they can find.

Novelty Act FacebookTuesday, January 27
NOVELTY ACT presented by Bynoe and Hahn
8-10 PM | $8 in advance $10 at the door

What is this all about?
Lots of things.
Sara Bynoe and Riel Hahn present a night of comedy, storytelling, and joy.
Why novelty act? Well… sometimes women in comedy get referred to as a ‘novelty act.’ Bynoe and Hahn think that’s bullshit, so they got together and have decided to do a night of whatever they want to do and if that’s a novelty act, so be it!
It’s Sara Bynoe and Riel Hahn on stage. And you! That’s it. That’s plenty!
Whatever this night is, we guarantee it will be fun! And we’ll probably wear lipstick.
Facebook Event


Saturday and Sunday, January 24, 25
LE GRAND CONTINENTAL
PuSH Festival | Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
1 & 4 PM Rain or Shine | Free Event
If you’ve followed me for a while you know that I’ve been involved with the PuSh Festival for the last 5 years. This year I am dancing in this performance along with 80 or so other Vancouverites who love to dance. If you want to see me in all my glory (or catch my mess ups) I’m positioned at the corner near Cambie and Georgia.

Don’t live in Vancouver?
That’s okay, you can experience the joy of Say Wha?! through the magic of podcasting. Click here for links to iTunes or streaming audio.

Another Teen Angst Night

Teen Angst Night

It’s happening again. This Sunday, November 2. The show I’ve been producing for longer than I was a teenager.

Teen Angst Night is comedic reading series where everyday people read from their embarrassing old journals, poems, songs, essays (and more).

Readers can share anything (poetry, songs, letters, journals, diaries, essays, stories, plays, lists, etc) so long as it follows these rules:

1- The work must be your own.
2- You must have written it between the ages of 10-19.
3- It’s best if the work is at least 4 years old.
4- If you cringe or feel physically upset while reading it- it’s worth sharing! The more embarrassing the better!

This show is full for readers but if you want to get on my list/ roster just message me.

Sunday, November 2
Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street
7:30-9:30 PM
Suggested $10 at the door

I’m Alone and No One Understands My Pain

Teen Angst Facebook Event Emerald

Teen Angst Night | Tuesday, September 23 | 8-10pm | $10 | The Emerald – 555 Gore

What’s a Teen Angst Night like?

Adults who can laugh at themselves get up on stage and read diary entries, poems, short stories or sing songs they created when their hormones were high and their hearts were full of angst. You might hear phrases like: “I’m alone and no one understand my pain,” “I will never love again,” or “Whatever, Mom!” It’s an adorable and hilarious show I’ve been producing since 2000. Come down and see why I can’t quit this event.

Here’s a reading from the last time we were at The Emerald – 555 Gore

Tickets on sale now. There might be tickets available at the door, it’s best to buy in advance.

Vancouver, I’m back! Let’s have some fun

Hey Vancouver, I’m back in your fair city. You thought I was gone forever, didn’t you? Well, not quite. Don’t write me off.

I’m back figuring out ma shite and while I’m doing that I’m going to do what I love the most – putting on shows! I hope to see you there. If not, I’ll probably pack up my bags and leave you again. That’s how Canada works, right? You’re never something until you’re something somewhere else.

Teen Angst Facebook Event Emerald

TEEN ANGST NIGHT

Tuesday, September 23
The Emerald, 555 Gore Street, Vancouver
$10. Eventbrite. Please purchase in advance to avoid disappointment.
Facebook Event

Somewhere in the back of your closet gathering dust and turning yellow with age is comedic gold. Those old journals, poems, and essays you wrote as a teenager when you thought you could do no wrong, would probably make you cringe at your former feelings if you were to read them today. Now, imagine sharing them in front of an audience. That’s exactly what happens at Teen Angst Night.

Teen Angst Night is a comedic reading series, hosted and produced by Sara Bynoe since 2000, where everyday people read from their embarrassing old journals, poems, songs, essays (and more).

You can share anything (poetry, songs, letters, journals, diaries, essays, stories, plays, lists, etc) so long as it follows these rules:

1- The work must be your own.
2- You must have written it between the ages of 10-19.
3- It’s best if the work is at least 4 years old.
4- If you cringe or feel physically upset while reading it- it’s worth sharing! The more embarrassing the better!

Sorry, reader spots are full. Another event will happen again soon. Get in touch if you want to be involved.

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SAY WHA?! READINGS OF DELICIOUSLY ROTTEN WRITING

Sunday, September 28
The Emerald, 555 Gore Street, Vancouver
8-10pm
Tickets: $10, cash only at the door
Facebook Event

Funny people read from terrible books.

Have you ever read a poorly written novel and thought to yourself, who publishes this crap? Or come across a hilariously out of date self-help book in a thrift store? Perhaps you flipped through any celebrity autobiography and guffawed at her/his life story. Well, that’s what Say Wha?! is all about.

With readings by moi and
Nicole Passmore
Cameron Macleod
Lauren McGibbon
Chip Ellis

OTHER NEWS

Save Thursday, October 16 in your calendar. I’m working on a special event. It’s something new that I’ve been pondering for over a year. Stay tuned for more info.

Leave a comment. Follow me on Twitter or ‘like’ me on Facebook. Give me attention!

Teen Angst Night

Teen Angst Facebook Event

Remember that website I started in 2000, that turned into a book, that turned into a stage play at the High Performance Rodeo that turned into a solo show, that has always also been a live reading series called Teen Angst Night? Well, it’s still going!

Here are a few videos from the most recent Teen Angst Night on April 29, 2014 at the Emerald in Vancouver. It was a wonderful night full of laughs, old embarrassing angst and charm.

If you want to be a part of the next reading I do in Vancouver, likely in September/ October, please email me.

Enjoy!

Kristal Yee

Stephanie Hall

Emmett Hall

 

Teen Angst Night TONIGHT

Teen Angst Facebook Event

2000 – TeenAngstPoetry.com was launched as an online archive of the world’s worst teenage poetry as submitted by adults.

2000 – The live event was born in Calgary, AB at The Newt in Kensington.

2005 – The website and live show turned into a book.

2006 – The book turned into a theatrical event at the High Performance Rodeo.

2007 – Then I created a solo show about Teen Angst.

2007 – In development for a documentary called The Teen Angst Recovery Project. We only got partial funding and then it got shelved.

2008 – My solo show played Bumbershoot.

2010 – I pitched a radio series and it didn’t happen.

2014 – The live show lives on. Why? Because I love this show so much.

 

Come and see for yourself.

 

Tonight! The Emerald, 555 Gore, 8:30-10:30pm

Standing room only. $8 at the door. Cash only.

TEEN ANGST NIGHT is a comedic reading series where people read from their embarrassing old teenage journals, poems, songs, essays and more. You can share anything (poetry, songs, letters, journals, diaries, essays, stories, plays, lists, etc) so long as it follows these rules:

1- The work must be your own.
2- You must have written it between the ages of 10-19.
3- It’s best if the work is at least 4 years old.
4- If have a physical reaction while reading your old writing like cringing, crying or throwing up. That’s the good stuff that’s worth sharing. The more embarrassing the better!

Tonight’s readers include:

Brent Constantine
Emmett Hall
Stephanie Hall (no relation)
Julianne Hoyak
Rachelle Mellanby
Sherri Rogers
Kristal Yee

Teenage angst has paid off well and now I'm bored and old

Comedy Gems presents Teen Angst Night

Teen Angst Night

This is a Comedy Gems special presentation

Tuesday, April 29
The Emerald – 555 Gore
Doors: 7:30pm Show: 8:30pm
Tickets: $8 plus service fee, Note: There is very limited seating at this venue purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended. BUY NOW


TEEN ANGST NIGHT is a comedic reading series where people read from their embarrassing old teenage journals, poems, songs, essays and more.

You can share anything (poetry, songs, letters, journals, diaries, essays, stories, plays, lists, etc) so long as it follows these rules:

1- The work must be your own.
2- You must have written it between the ages of 10-19.
3- It’s best if the work is at least 4 years old.
4- If you cringe while reading it- it’s worth sharing. The more embarrassing the better!

Readers include:

Emmett Hall
Brent Constantine
Julianne Hoyak
Janice Low
Kristal Yee

Hosted by Sara Bynoe

More info HERE  Facebook Event

Teen Angst Night – Sunday

Teen Angst Facebook EventWHAT IS TEEN ANGST NIGHT?

Somewhere in the back of your closet gathering dust and turning yellow with age is comedic gold. Those old journals, poems, and essays you wrote as a teenager when you thought you could do no wrong, would probably make you cringe at your former feelings if you were to read them today. Now, imagine sharing them in front of an audience. That’s exactly what happens at Teen Angst Night.

Teen Angst Night is a comedic reading series where everyday people read from their embarrassing old journals, poems, songs, essays (and more) from their teenage years in front of an audience. I’ve been hosting this show since the year 2000 (this show is in it’s teen angst years!). More info about the show HERE.

Part stand-up comedy, part confessional, part storytelling night.

THE RULES

1 – The work has to be your own. ‘The work’ can be anything: poetry, journals, letters, songs, short stories, notes passed, online chats, anything so long as it’s your own and…

2- The work must have been written by you between the ages of 8-19. (Usually between the years between 10-17 are the most angst filled.)

3 – You have to be at least 3 years older than you were when you wrote ‘the work.’ (You need the emotional distance to get the funny).

READERS

Emmett Hall
Camille Pell
John Cullen
Julia Niendorf
Leah Poulton
Brianne Nettelfield
Brent Constantine
Reese McBeth

Sunday, February 23, 2014
Cottage Bistro – 4468 Main Street
7:30-9:30pm
Suggested $10 (sliding scale at the door $5-10) Cash Only

Here’s what people have had to say about the show before:

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