About the show

StoryFest is proud to bring a storytelling potpourri showcase of diverse and unique storytelling voices on the New York scene.  

Featuring: David De Almo (Occasionally Employed), Maryann Aita (Austin Film Festival), Kalli Siringas (Kid’s Play), - plus special guests….

David De Almo is a producer and comedian. His debut solo comedy show "Occasionally Employed" played United Solo at Theatre Row, as well as winning Best Variety Performance at MITF, before playing The PIT's Striker mainstage earlier this year. As a producer, he's worked on many high profile solo comedies, including Mike Birbiglia's "Thank God for Jokes," "Chris Gethard: Career Suicide," " Colin Quinn: The New York Story," "Neal Brennan: 3 Mics," "Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King," as well as the Off-Broadway run of John Mulaney and Nick Kroll's "Oh, Hello" at Cherry Lane.

Maryann Aita is a Brooklyn-based writer and performer who grew up in Montana. Her nonfiction has appeared in The Exposition Review, Big Muddy, and others. Her teleplay, "The Matchbreaker" was a semi-finalist at the 2016 Austin Film Festival and the winner of the Best Original Comedy Pilot at the 2016 Broad Humor Film Festival. She has an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and BA from NYU.

Kalli Siringas is a caregiver/theatre artist from Detroit living and working in NYC. Yoga, writing, Greek food, books, babies and banana bread all make her feel very happy and whole.

Claire Pratte is a nurse in the ER who started doing improv as a form of stress relief and then fell in love with the craziness of it all. Claire studied at UCB and performs  on the team Sunday Sundae!

Irene McGee was a cast member of MTV's The Real World.


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.