Totally True Things: A Socially Conscious Storytelling Show presents “Fish Out Of Agua”
Totally True Things is a live-streamed weekly live performance of a solo or group storytelling show focusing on mental health or social issues. After the show host/creator Jude Treder-Wolff moderates a discussion of the themes explored in the show, including a specialist on the topic.
Thursday Oct. 22 Totally True Things presents “Fish Out Of Agua” a solo autobiographical show written and performed by Michele Carlo, a native New Yorker, a Nuyorican, a natural redhead – a storyteller/comedy-adjacent performer who has appeared across the U.S, including on NPR in Latino, USA, the Clearwater Music & Arts Festival, RISK live shows and podcast, PBS’ Stories From The Stage, and The Moth’s Grand Slams and Mainstage in NYC, and author of her memoir Fish Out Of Agua: my life on neither side of the (subway).
The post-show discussion includes JF Seary, Nuyorican actor, performance poet and educator, adjunct lecturer at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and speaker on issues of human right, racial and social justice, and and women/gender justice. She has taught secondary English and Drama in the New York City Dept of Education for 19 years, performed at the Nuyorican Poet Cafe, the Bowery Poetry Club and Le Poisson Rouge. She has toured American cities – NYC, Chicago, Philadelphia, LA, Grand Rapids, Orlando – as well as in London, the UK, and San Juan Puerto Rico, and has toured colleges across the country with her solo poetry show and with Krall Charles Media’s ensemble HerStory. J.F. Seary is currently a co-creator/co-writer for the web series The New York Effect. She facilitates creative writing and performance workshops across the country.