Teen Angst Night

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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

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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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February Shows

February is going to be a fun month. Here’s some of the shows I’m doing. Save the date, or ask someone out on a date!

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Friday, February 14

Everyone Dies Alone
Little Mountain Studio, 195 E 26 Ave
show starts at 9pm
$5-10 at the door (cash only)
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Wednesday, February 19

Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing
Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street
8-10pm
$5-10 at the door (cash only)
Facebook Event

Teen Angst Night

Sunday, February 23

Teen Angst Night
Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street
8-10pm
$5-10 at the door (cash only)
Facebook Event

Teen Angst and Say Wha?! Review

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The Charlebois-Post is a blog that focuses on Canadian performing arts, mostly theatre.

TJ Dawe has recently participated in both Say Wha?! and Teen Angst Nights and wrote this lovely review of the shows. Who’s TJ Dawe? Well, he’s one of my theatrical heroes. He ruled the Canadian Fringe circuit for many years. He’s a writer, director, and performer who is always doing great and interesting work. 

You can read his full review here. Highlights below.

“I like it when the definition of “theatre” gets stretched. That’s what Sara Bynoe’s doing.”

“I gut laughed the whole evening. So did the rest of the audience. It was a full house. It always is.”  – About Teen Angst Night.

“I almost pissed my pants. Which is its own kind of catharsis.” – About Say Wha?!

” If you get a chance to attend one, or participate – take it. It’s a healing experience.” – About both shows.

The next Say Wha?! show is Wednesday, January 15 at the Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street, 8-10pm 

The next Teen Angst Night is Sunday, February 23 at the Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street, 8-10pm

Teen Angst Night October

Teen Angst Night

 

Adults read from their embarrassing teenage journals, letters, notebooks and more at this long-running show that’s a mixture of storytelling and stand-up comedy.

 

Sunday, October 27

Cottage Bistro – 4468 Main Street

7:30-9:30pm

Tickets: $5-10 at the door (Suggested $10, sliding scale)

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Email me if you want to get involved and read something.

 

More info at http://sarabynoe.com/shows/

Teen Angst Night – Coming Again Soon!

WHAT 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.

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
Brianne Nettelfield
Sean Hewlett
Jac Bruneau
+ 4 spots open

Want to read something? Email sarabynoe@gmail.com with the subject line “Teen Angst Night”

Sunday, October 27
8-9:40pm
$5-10 at the door

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