Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Special Guest for Story City Troupe

You're invited to The Buttonwood Tree's  Storytelling Night on First Fridays! 

February 5th | 7 - 9 PM | $10. per household


Register for Zoom Access by emailing TheButtonwoodTree@gmail.com

Sit back and relax every first Friday to a fascinating adult style story time!  These tellers of Story City Troupe are proficient at storytelling and will truly delight and entertain you. The audience is invited to participate by offering to tell their own story (email TheButtonwoodTree@gmail.com for details) and by staying on after the storytelling for an informal "Chat room." You may talk with the tellers or other audience members, ask questions, get advice etc.

The theme of February's show is “Family” and will include Guest Teller, Nelsie Spencer !

Included in all Buttonwood programs is a brief time for sharing what we are grateful for, called "Moments of Gratitude." The audience is also invited to participate!  

Story City Troupe, founded by Sue Huggans is a collective of storytellers based in the Hartford, CT area. They've been performing at TBT for over three years and welcome new members.  

Story City Troupe uses the Moth Formula: all are true, personal stories, often funny, sometimes amazing, poignant or ironic and based on a single theme for the evening. They have been mentored by Matt Dicks, one of The Moth’s champion storytellers and range in age from their 20’s to their 70’s, proving you can come up with a good story at any age. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll identify!

February Tellers:

Mike Isko

Nina Lesiga

Jezrie Marcano-Courtney

Sue Huggans

Guest Teller:  Nelsie Spencer

About Nelsie Spencer

Nelsie Spencer is a playwright - My Heart Belongs to Daddy (cowritten and co-starred with best friend Laury Marker). Daddyhad 4 sold-out and critically acclaimed productions. She’s done stand-up in and around NYC. She’s the author of the semi-autobiographical novel The Playgroup (St. Martins, 2003). She was briefly a radio show host with Cory Kahaney and Maureen Langan for Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem’s radio endeavor. She is the co-writer (with Kim Swink) and also one of the producers of the award-winning film Valley Inn. Last year she debuted her One-Woman play Day of the Dead Daddy, in NYC, to a sold-out crowd. This past October she was invited to perform Day of the Dead Daddy via Zoom for The Marsh Theatre’s (first-ever) International Streaming Solo Fest where she won an honorable mention. She launched Losing It! a comic interview/storytelling podcast with the theme of “losing it” in 2019. The new and improved “reboot” of Losing It! (Produced by Ronnie Whaley) hit the podcasting platforms in January and people are loving it!  

To Contact The Buttonwood Tree:

Buttonwood.org / 860.347.4957  / TheButtonwoodTree@gmail.com

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