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Ch-ch-ch-changes! Big ones.

You guys! We don’t know about you, but for us, 2016 is off to a super exciting start!

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Our January storytellers Deepa Ambekar, Tami Gatta and Andre Medrano brought all the magic for a packed house, and the new tech board gave your hosts the opportunity to show how we handle sound problems on the fly. #WeDontNeedNoStinkinMicrophones

We also shared our GREATBIGHUGEEXCITING news that—starting in February—Tell It: Brooklyn will be happening twice a month!

First Wednesdays at The Fifth Estate

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We’re maintaining our same old schedule at same old venue and will still be hosting TiB on the first Wednesday of every month at The Fifth Estate (506 5th Ave btw 11 & 12, Park Slope) where pinball machines ring true and Pacman roams free in the ambient noise of the ancient heating system. Meanwhile, we’re also adding on a brand new night…

Third Tuesdays at Threes Brewing

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Y’all. We are so freaking stoked about this new venue! Threes Brewing (333 Douglass St at 4th Ave, Gowanus) is an awesome brewpub that produces its own beer AND provides us with a private room. The Tiny Montgomery, it’s called. How freaking cute is that?

We’ve got plenty of room for seating, sweet cocktail tables for your drinks, plus the bar serves pitchers of beer and carafes of wine so you can set yourself up before the show!

Threes Brewing also hosts a new pop up restaurant every  month, so should you want to get your grub on, that’s totally something you can do, too. Seriously, we love this place.

Come Tell It at Tell It!

Since we’ve got twice as many shows, we get to feature twice as many storytellers! Watch out for our calls for pitches on our Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/TellitBrooklyn) or check the Upcoming Shows page for a list of future themes and pitch deadlines.

Of course, if you’ve got a super kickass story that’s just dying to be told on the Tell It stage, send it along! Even if it doesn’t fit one of our themes, we want to see it!

To submit a pitch: write up a quick synopsis of your story including the beginning, middle, AND end—no cliffhangers, please—and send it to us at TellitBrooklyn@gmail.com.

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From Emcee to MC: The Victoria Scroggins Story

Okay guys. I know we’ve been keeping this all hush-hush and such, but here we go.

It’s time to let you know that our very own Victoria Lily Pearlie Mae Scroggins has made it to the big time. Or is making her way to the big time very soon…

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That’s right. Along with being hilarious and charming, the Tell It Co-Host is also a damn fine cook, and she’s proving it on national television starting May 26.

Now, if you look for her name in the list of contestants and don’t find it, that’s because you think she lives in Brooklyn. (She does.) But she made the choice to represent San Angelo and Texas (where she lived a while back) because, well … you know how Texans are.

All of this is to say that you really need to get your ass down to Tell It: Brooklyn this month, because once this Master Chef shit blows up, Scroggins is going to be unfathomably unbearable.

See you, Wednesday, May 21. Get all the deets on the show by clicking ThisLinkRightHere.


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Thinkin’ Time

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Man, This Storytelling Thing is Getting Really Good

Were YOU at the Most Recent Tell It?

Last month’s show, Pirate, was really, truly our best ever. We had some amazing new storytellers including Steven Berkowitz who shared a life lesson he learned on a boat and a remarkable “Billy Budd” who opened up about an intimately personal relationship with his Savior that is, without a doubt, unlike any you could have ever possibly heard about in your entire life ever.

There were also some great nuggets from our faves like Anita Flores, Vicky Nanis and Emily Argyle who pleaded, “I have an eye patch at home and we’re working on it, okay?” I’m telling you guys … it was good stuff.

If you weren’t there – You. Missed. Out. Like Vivian Ward “huge mistake” missed out. But don’t worry. The way Tell It works is that we get better every single month. It’s true! September’s show was a phenomenal night, which means the October 17 – Carry On show is going to be off the hook. Word.

Tell It: Totes – (for realisies this time)

I know. I know. We’ve been yapping and yapping about this thing, but seriously guys. As Victoria explained at the show last month, we created a chemical explosion in her tub that halted production and delayed our unveiling of the world’s hottest tote since that Anya Hindmarch bag hit Whole Foods a few years ago.

But this month, kids. Come hell or toxic, glass-shattering fumes, we’re making some f’n tote bags and we’re not joking. Just watch us do it.

Then come buy them from us.

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