Don’t Miss Out on Teen Angst

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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. 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- You cannot be proud of the work you share. It’s best if you’re super embarrassed.

Friday, June 8

Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main Street, Vancouver, BC

Doors: 7 PM

Show:  8-10 PM

$10 in advance on Eventbrite, $15 at the door

Brave readers:

Elysse Cheadle with Jasmine Nielsen & Jon Johnson
Charlie Cook
Alex Dafoe
Luiza Draganska
Levi McCachen
Stacey Mitchell
Amy Prouty
Rebecca Renton
Sarah Thompson

Host: Sara Bynoe

10-20% of ticket sales is donated to CLICK – Contributing to the Lives of Inner City Kids. CLICK’s mission is to engage the community by raising funds for programs that support inner city kids so they can succeed.

What the media has said about Teen Angst Night:

“Teen Angst Night is a good time” CFOX Radio

“But is it real comedy? It most certainly is. People love to laugh and there are many routes to arrive at that destination. Is it traditional? It most certainly is not. It’s not what the average person envisions when they think of comedy. But regular shows would kill for these kinds of laughs.” Georgia Straight

“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. – TJ Dawe in the Charlebois Post

Be like Chelsea and don’t sleep on this show any more!

Teen Angst Endorcement Tweet Chelsea Rooney

Regular Shows Would Kill for These Kinds of Laughs

Tonight I’ll be joined by five of Vancouver’s funniest people for Say Wha?!

Join us at the Cottage Bistro (Main and 29 ave) at 8 PM for a night (ok, 2 hours) of terrible books made into jokes and satire.

Bring your book club, bring your friends, or bring that dude you met online twice whose sense of humour you’re not sure about to test his judgement.

It’s only $10 for a show the Georgia Straight remarked, “regular shows would kill for these kinds of laughs.”

What are you waiting for? Netflix will be there when you get home & these books will never be read again.

Crazy Eyes and Honest Abe

Have you seen me on your TV lately? No? Well, here’s some screen time with my face.

The first one might not have made it to air but I just found it online. The second one came out this week.

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This ad was so fun and weird. “Make your eyes really big and make your mouth like you’re sucking on a mint.”

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I’ve played a horrible teacher before but now I play the most fun teacher you’ll ever have!

This Event Will Impress The Cool People in Your Life

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Hey Vancouver,

Are you looking for a low-key Monday night event to take your Tinder match on a second date to to test their sense of humour, Vancouver?

Are you hoping to break out of your book club humdrum but still want some book action?

Maybe you’re just free next Monday and are looking for something fun to do?

Well… I have a show for you!

Funny people read from (and take the piss out of) the worst books they can find at Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing. 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main Street, Vancouver, BC
Show: 8-10 PM
Tickets: $10 at the door (cash only)
Facebook Event

Featured readers:
Ed Hill
Gary Jones
Lauren McGibbon
Megan Phillips
Justine Warrington
Kristy Woollam

What people have said about Say Wha?! 

“At $10 at the door, Say Wha?! is a steal for a great night out.”  – VanCityBuzz
“But is it real comedy? It most certainly is. People love to laugh and there are many routes to arrive at that destination. Is it traditional? It most certainly is not. It’s not what the average person envisions when they think of comedy. But regular shows would kill for these kinds of laughs.” – The Georgia Straight

As Vancouver continues to emerge as a leader in the present and future of writing on the world stage—via publications like Poetry is Dead and One Cool Word and events held by the Vancouver Book Club, the Robson Reading Series and the Vancouver International Writers Festival, to name a few, the Say Wha?! series offers an important and perfectly Canadian contribution to the scene: “Quit taking yourselves so seriously.” – Granville Mag

“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.” –  TJ Dawe 

Life Upon The Wicked Stage

I am very #grateful and #blessed to have booked a few commercials this past year. It gave me a cushion to be able to take some time off my joe-jobs so I could dedicate my nights to theatre – aka The Wicked Stage
I auditioned for and got parts in not one but two short theatre festivals which are happening this month. March 16-18 I’ll be in a comedic play as part of the Brave New Play Rites Festival at Studio 1398 on Granville Island. Then the following week, March 21-24, I’ll be in a more dramatic piece in the Pull Festival at Little Mountain. I’m so, so excited to be a part of these shows. I had a blast at The Chair Series and it reminded me of how much I love being on stage playing a character. So go get your tickets before they sell out!
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Brave New Play Rites
Students from UBC’s creative writing program (MFA and BFA) have written short plays and I get to act in one of them. I’m playing Jane, a housewife in the 1960s, in a play called The Blank Page which is about gender roles and comic books.
It’s in Program 4.
Performances:
Fri Mar 16th, 2018 7:30pm
Sat Mar 17th, 2018 2:00pm
Sun Mar 18th, 2018 7:30pmStudio 1398, Granville Island

Facebook event
Tickets

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Pull Festival VII
SpeakEasy Theatre presents the Seventh Annual Pull Festival! Vancouver’s 10-Minute Play Festival running March 21 – 24th at Little Mountain Gallery (195 E26th Ave).The Pull Festival is an annual play Festival featuring a repertoire of seven ten-minute plays. Pull seeks out original, un-produced plays from Vancouver based playwrights and along with its artistic team, produces, develops, dramaturges and supports the presentation of these new works.

I’m in this show:
Real Company by Jessica Harvey
When human relationships are commodified, is it possible to truly connect?

GET YOUR TIX NOW. THIS FEST IS ALREADY HALF SOLD OUT!

Advance Tickets
Facebook event

 

Don’t Sleep On This Show!

Teen Angst Endorcement Tweet Chelsea Rooney

A few months ago, local author and all around delightful woman, Chelsea Rooney wrote this lovely tweet/ endorsement of Teen Angst Night. It warmed my heart to have her share her thoughts and feelings about a show I adore with all my soul – a show that will not die, because it’s just so much fun and people keep showing up for it.

The next Teen Angst Night tomorrow! Wednesday, March 14 at the Cottage Bistro. Show starts promptly at 8 PM and will finish before 10 PM. Tickets are $10 at the door – partial proceeds go to charity.

Check out the Facebook event and see if your friends are going.

Don’t sleep on it anymore!

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A Drunk Bride-To-Be and a Kindergarten Teacher Walk on Stage

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I had such a great time performing at The Chair Series last Saturday. I can’t wait to do this show again!

Thanks to John McGie for writing such fun monologues.

Thank you to Stacy Taylor Photography for capturing these moments of my rubber face in action.