Teen Angst happening TONIGHT!

Teen Angst Facebook Event

You know the story: 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 that began in 2000. 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.

The show is TONIGHT!

Tuesday, August 23 | 8 – 10 PM | Cottage Bistro | 4468 Main Street 


Reader list:

Tina Taghaddosi
Kyla del Rosario
Julia Pileggi
TJ Dawe
Robyn Roukema
Jessica Denning
Maddy Kelly

$10 at the door. Free for readers. Sliding scale available if you’re low on funds, just remember to buy a drink or a snack at the bar for letting us do the show there.

The Georgia Straight included tonight’s show in their awesome list of things you should do.

See you soon!

Shout Outs from Scout and the Straight

I think my shows are great, but don’t take my word for it.

I’ve got proof in writing by two of the most awesome media outlets in town that this shows is worthy of your time: The Georgia Straight and Scout Magazine. (see below)

Teen Angst Night | Friday, June 17 | 8-10 PM show | Dance Party to follow

Advance $10 tickets end TONIGHT at midnight, then it’s $15 at the door.

Partial proceeds of the night will go to this awesome local charity CLICK – Contributing to the Lives of Inner City Kids.

AND there’s a Y2K dance party happening at the Fox after the show. Yes, you get free entrance a dance party devoted the one hit wonders, guilty pleasures, and tried/true classics of the early to mid-2000s after Teen Angst Night.

So call up your besties and enjoy a night of laughter and nostalgia.

Georgia Straight

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Scout Magazine’s Scout List

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Advance Sales Ending Soon!

Teen Angst Instagram

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 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. You held on to those diaries for a reason, right? This is that reason!

The last time I did a show at The Fox, it was packed with standing room only. Most people bought their tickets at the door. I get it, Vancouver, you’re a last minute kind of city. I’m just trying to save you money. Get your $10 tickets now. Or pay more at the door and risk your chances of getting in.

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*Early bird tickets – $10  (Sales end Thursday at midnight)
At the door – $15

This event is not all ages, 19+ only
Partial proceeds of this event will go towards a local youth charity CLICK – Contributing to the Lives of Innter City Kids.

* Please arrive early for the best seats. Standing room is a possibility if you’re there late.

Doors: 7 PM

Show: 8-10 PM

Y2K dance party to follow. Yes, you get free entrance a dance party devoted the one hit wonders, guilty pleasures, and tried/true classics of the early to mid-2000s after Teen Angst Night.

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READERS
Liz Bell
Kate Belton
Kyla del Rossario
Stephanie Fan
Ed Hill
Jackie Hoffart
Tia Glen-Cooke
Monica Hepburn
Nicole Roberge
Robyn Roukema
Marlene Swidzinski
Alannah Turner
Liam Wallinger

RULES OF TEEN ANGST NIGHT

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- You cannot be proud of the work you are sharing. It’s best if you’re extremely embarrassed of it.

REVIEWS

“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

“A highlight [of the Teen Angst Night] was the felt board presentation by Sara. The former library worker read an old high school poem based on the Night Before Christmas that told about the gang in her neighborhood, The Flava. Even if you couldn’t see the felt board cutouts of trucks with “the Flava” symbol on them, it was bloody hilarious”- ION magazine

Last Time at Teen Angst Night

Hiya! It’s been a while, hasn’t it?

I’ve been out of town working on a tv documentary series (more on that later) and I neglected to share these videos from the last Teen Angst Night.

It was a fantastic evening at Fox Cabaret. Look at this fantastic crowd!

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Witness some of the magic now…

More on YouTube.

Good news! The next Teen Angst Night will be Friday, June 17 at Fox Cabaret and there will be a Y2K dance party to follow.

Want to read? Sign up HERE.

A Very Special Teen Angst Night

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I’m very excited about this special show featuring some of my favourite and most memorable Teen Angst Night readings over the past few years.

Facebook Event

Tickets – early bird discount on now! Limited availability. Missed out on the early bird special? Sign up for my mailing list and get a discount code if you sign up in time to catch the February 1 mailout.

What is Teen Angst Night? Check out my Teen Angst page for more info.

 

So Many Angst Events!

Teen Angst Facebook Event

There has been some confusion and excitement going on with upcoming Teen Angst Nights. Here’s the information as clearly as I can put it.

Teen Angst Night

Tuesday, January 26 | 8:40- 10:30 PM* TONIGHT! Later start time

Cottage Bistro | 4468 Main Street

Facebook Event

*Due to whatever reasons there is another event happening at The Cottage Bistro tonight from 6:30-8:30 PM. We will have to wait outside or enter from the back alley prior to them finishing. We will aim to start the show as quickly as we can.

 

Teen Angst Open Mic Night

Wednesday, January 27 | 8-9:30 PM

Cottage Bistro | 4468 Main Street

Facebook Event

PWYC minimum $5 at the door – FREE for readers

If you’ve never read at a Teen Angst Night before THIS is your special opportunity. No sign ups, just show up and share!

I’ll be signing up readers at 7:30 PM.

 

Teen Angst Night at The Fox

Thursday, February 25 |8-10 PM

Fox Cabaret | 2321 Main Street

This is going to be a special show featuring me and some of my favourite readers over the past few years.

Facebook Event

Tickets – early bird discount on now! Limited availability.

 

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 would probably make you cringe 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.

I mean you held on to those diaries for a reason, right? This is that reason!

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- You cannot be proud of the work your sharing. It’s best if you’re extremely embarrassed of it.

Teen Angst Night is back on Tuesday!

Teen Angst 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.

I mean you held on to those diaries for a reason, right? This is that reason!

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- You cannot be proud of the work your sharing. It’s best if you’re extremely embarrassed of it.

TEEN ANGST NIGHT
Tuesday, January 26
8-10 PM
Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street
$10 at the door (cash only)
Hosted by Sara Bynoe

NOTE: be sure to get there by 7:30 PM, this show fills up fast! The last few shows we have had to turn people away.😦
CONFIRMED READERS
Julie Casselman
Tia Glenn-Cooke
Kyla del Rosario
Bonnie Quan Symons
Fatima Dhowre
Pia Edberg
Ed Hill
Emma Cooper
David C Jones
Tina Tag

PAST MEDIA ATTENTION

“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

“It’s high time the rhyme-crazy juveniles of the world are celebrated as the poetic prodigies we truly were.” – Nylon Magazine (referring to the book)

“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

Can’t Stop. Won’t Stop.

TEEN ANGST NIGHT Can’t Stop and it Won’t Stop. 

Way back in the year 2000 I had the idea for TeenAngstPoetry.com – an online database of the world’s worst poetry written during adolescent angsty times. For the website launch I hosted a Teen Angst Night and invited everyone to get up on stage and read something they wrote when they were a teenager.

15 years later this night is still going. Why? Because it’s timeless fun.

Join me on Tuesday, November 17, 8-10 PM for another Teen Angst Night at The Cottage Bistro (4468 Main Street). Enjoy cheap drinks, food, and laugh as people share stories and read verbatim the most embarrassing things they could find in their childhood closets.

The reader list is full, but if you want to get on the list for the next time I do this event sign up HERE. 

More Info

Here’s one of my favourite readings from past Teen Angst Nights.