About the show
Three of NYC’s top storytellers doing long solo sets. Featuring: Adam Wade (HBO’s Girls, Inside Amy Schumer) Harmon Leon (This American Life, VICE), Gastor Almonte (Comedy Central’s This is Not Happening).
Adam Wade: The Rise and Fall of the Freshman Class VP
For the past thirteen years, Adam has been a fixture in both the New York City storytelling and comedy scenes. He is the winner of 20 SLAMS at The Moth (18 StorySLAM victories and 2 GrandSLAM Championships) with 20 different winning stories. He has toured across North America with The Moth Main Stage and has appeared on The Moth Radio Hour Episode 1305, Episode 1410 and The Moth Podcast. Adam was a speaker at TEDx PennQuarter in Washington, DC where he spoke about REINVENTING Storytelling.
Harmon Leon: Infiltrating Trump America
Storyteller/VICE contributor, Harmon Leon has made a career infiltrating extremist groups in America. In his new multi-media show, he infiltrates such facets of Trump America as:
- Anti-immigration vigilantes on the Mexican Border
- The world of Christian conversion therapy
- Protesters outside of Planned Parenthood.
“Harmon brings to light the dark side of American culture” ***** Edinburgh List
“I was reminded of the way Spalding Gray would present his great work” -NY Theater Guide.
Gastor Almonte: Raised in the East
East New York has a specific reputation. It's people are a specific breed and because of that, there is a sense of pride that comes with being from there. Gastor wears that pride with him at all times.
Raised by the East is a collection of stories by Gastor Almonte centered around his childhood memories from his neighborhood, East New York Brooklyn.
Last year’s inaugural StoryFest was a solid sold-out weekend. Curated by The PIT in tandem with international storyteller Harmon Leon (TALE, Big Fat Racist Show), StoryFest is a three-day festival that celebrates the very best of the NYC storytelling scene.
StoryFest aims to spotlight the wide variety of themed shows that dot the New York landscape - and trumpet what's best about our storytelling scene.