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Storytelling at Southwest Porch

Mortified and WAX: Stories on Vinyl spice up Wednesday evenings at the Porch.

Ryan Muir

Gathering on a porch and telling stories is a great American tradition, and while it may seem like a quintessential small town activity, Southwest Porch and Bryant Park are making it happen right here in the Big Apple on Wednesday evenings.

Storytelling, made possible by Southwest Airlines, is a curated series, hosted by Mortified and WAX: Stories on Vinyl, that will make you laugh, cry, and cringe as adults perform dramatic readings of their childhood diaries or tell a story about a song on vinyl record.

At events hosted by Mortified, performers reveal stories about their lives by sharing their most mortifying childhood artifacts (diaries, letters, lyrics, poems, home movies, among others) in front of complete strangers. On evenings hosted by WAX: Stories on Vinyl, the storytellers bring a vinyl record and, in nine minutes, tell a story about the song, then drop the needle.

The next event is tonight, Wednesday, November 15 from 7pm-8pm, and is hosted by WAX: Stories on Vinyl. 

All shows are free and open to the public. Some mature content. Alcoholic beverages are for purchase from the Southwest Porch by those 21+.

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