Talk Therapy Stories + Open Mic

By Ilija Sekulovski

“We all have baggage; some of us talk about it on stage” is the motto of Talk Therapy Stories + Open Mic, a monthly storytelling show hosted by Lori Baird at QED: A Place to Show & Tell in Astoria. The show features comics, actors, storytellers, and regular folks telling true stories — sometimes funny, occasionally sad, and always compelling — related to mental health. After the featured performers, an open-mic offers audience member a chance to tell their own 6-minute true story related to mental health.

The April 9 edition of Talk Therapy Stories + Open Mic features opening comic Wilson McDermut (Caroline’s, Comic Strip Live, 2 Dudes and A Broad) and storytellers Dese’Rae Stage (Live Through This), Morgan Pielli (Pete’s Mini Zine Fest, Indestructible Universe), and Mary Regan (UCB, NYC Fringe Festival, The Adventures of Mr. Schneider).

Thursday, April 9; 7:00 to 9:00pm. $5. QED: A Place to Show & Tell, 27–16 23rd Ave.; Q or N to Ditmars Blvd. 347.451.3873. Tickets:

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