Teen Angst Night is Back Tomorrow Evening

Tuesday, January 17 is Teen Angst Night at the Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main Street. Show starts at 8 PM. 
 
Teen Angst Night is a comedic reading series where brave people share embarrassing things they wrote when they were teenagers.
 
Readers at this verbatim storytelling night 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.
 
Readers:
Chalayne Beach
Emma Cooper
Riel Hahn
David C Jones
Adele Noronha
Bonnie Quan Symons
Krystle Yeung
 
Tickets $10 at the door (cash only)

Let’s Share More in 2017

Did you make a resolution to be more honest in 2017? How about stepping out of your comfort zone more often? Maybe you resolved to try new things this year? Well… I think I’ve got the perfect opportunity for you.
As many readers may know, I host and produce a storytelling comedy night where people share embarrassing and funny excerpts from their teenage notebooks (journals, poetry, letters, songs etc.). It’s called Teen Angst Night and the next show is Tuesday, January 17. There are a few spots left for readers, so if you went home during the holidays and found some embarrassing writing from your adolescence THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY to share them!
DO IT!
Or just come and enjoy the show. Details here:  Facebook event
Look at these lovely people and how much fun they’re having reading at Teen Angst Night.
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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

Two Live Shows, One TV Show, One Week!

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This is an exciting week for me.

The return of Novelty Act will be on Thursday at a special new location. It’s going to be a delightful show/party hosted by Riel Hahn and me. If you’ve never been this is a great one to attend. It’s PWYC.

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Saturday night is Teen Angst Night at Fox Cabaret with so many delightful readers including Jillian Christmas, David C. Jones, Jo Dworschak, Riel Hahn, Susan Levang,Stacey Mitchell, Kristin Proskow, Andrew MacLachlan, and Dylan Rhymer. Tickets on sale now: $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

AND This Is High School the doc series I spent three months in Kamloops working on aired last night. I was the story producer for grade 8 and one of the kids I spent most of my time chasing down is featured in that episode. You can stream it here.

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Teen Angst happening TONIGHT!

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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!

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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 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.

Shows This Week

The Georgia Straight does a weekly roundup of comedy shows in town and this week there is a TON of choices as JFL is going on. I’m thrilled that they included my two shows in their post.

Why am I not a part of JFL? Maybe I was supposed to apply for something? That’s likely, I never do that.

What I do know is that I’ve got two very different and very fun evenings of comedic entertainment for you this week.

TONIGHT!

Tickets available at the door.

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THURSDAY!

Tickets available at the door.

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