You Held On To Those Journals For A Reason

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If you held on to your teenage notebooks I’m here to tell you why: Teen Angst Night.

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.

The next event is Saturday, May 6 at the Fox Cabaret.

Readers can sign up HERE

Interested in attending? Tickets are on sale now. $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

Tonight at the Fox Cabaret

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Yes, it’s another Teen Angst Night. Presales are sold out but there will be tickets available at the door. Get there early! I have a feeling this show is going to be PACKED with possibly standing room only.

Want to know more about the show? Check out this nice article from Inside Vancouver that was published this week.

“On Saturday, eleven brave Vancouverites will take to the stage to read some of their best (i.e. worst) mementos from their youth. Part comedy show, part walk down memory lane, this show is one of the most notorious nights in Vancouver. It’s not all pretty, but that’s what makes it so funny.” – Inside Vancouver

Thanks to The Georgia Straight for including this show in a great round-up of awesome events in Vancouver today.

I’ve been hosting and producing T.A.N. since 2000. If you haven’t been before come check it out. There is a reason why this show is still running; it’s so fun!

DETAILS

Doors: 7 PM | Show: 8 PM | Fox Cabaret: 2321 Main Street, Vancouver | $15 at the door

Can’t make it tomorrow? The next one will be Saturday, May 6. Tickets will go on sale in early April.

 

Last Big Show of 2016

 

This Saturday, November 19 is the last Teen Angst Night of 2016.

As a Canadian I’ve been shocked and appalled by the results of the American election so I’ve decided that 20% of all ticket sales will go to the American Civil Liberties Union who work to protect civil liberties in America. My teenage self, who protested her heart out in Calgary at events like Take Back The Night in the 90s (see photo above), would want me to take action.

We need to laugh. We need to love one another.We need to listen to each other. We need to speak up.

I’ll also be sharing some of my high school dramatic political action poetry and… some of my awful journals from Christmas 95 because it’s getting to be that time of year.

Teen Angst Night

Saturday, November 19 | show at 8 PM sharp

Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main Street

Tickets are $10 on eventbrite before Friday midnight or $15 at the door.

Eventbrite | Facebook Event

Thank Goodness We’re No Longer Teenagers!

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Canadian Thanksgiving is just around the corner.

Meet me and some fantastic readers at the Fox Cabaret on Saturday, October 8 at 8 PM to celebrate our ridiculous youth.

Let me be the excuse you need to avoid your family for an evening. Or better yet, bring your folks and show them that you weren’t really all that bad, at least not compared to some of us.

What you’ve never been to a show and you don’t know what happens? OMG, it’s delightful! Brave people get up on stage and read parts of their old teenage diaries and notebooks verbatim for your entertainment. You’ll laugh with them, at them, and at yourself.

Tickets are on sale on Eventbrite $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

“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

“Teen Angst Night is a good time” CFOX Radio

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

“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

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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