Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tickets for Hotdish III On Sale

The time is nigh, people. Hotdish the Third is close at hand! February 9, 7:30pm at the Trylon Microcinema. Doors at 7, and tickets $10 (get 'em here).

Featuring real live local people with real live stories to tell, on the theme: "Stranger in a Strange Land." Which people? These people:

  • Katherine Glover
  • Brian Beatty
  • Andi McDaniel
  • Paula Nancarrow
  • Deborah Carver
  • Adam Gerhardstein
  • You (maybe)
Hope you can join us! Get your tickets here.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Hot Dish: The Work Edition

Jobs! What's not to like?

Thankfully, lots!

Our upcoming Hot Dish, which will take place at 7:30pm on Thursday, September 29 at the Trylon Microcinema in Minneapolis, will feature 6 true stories about work-- at its worst, best, and most entertaining.

We'll hear from Jacob Wheeler about his summer as a golf cart chauffeur, after which he wrote a scintillating expose.

Maggie Ryan Sandford will make us groan as she recalls her highly sought-after position selling Scarface posters on behalf of a "Philly white guy" boss who considered himself pretty dope.

Hot Dish veteran Michele Campbell will teach us, as she once taught a group of Japanese students at Beloit College, how to swear.

Hot Dish co-founder Eric Larson will take the stage for the first time to tell us about the dark side of being an ice cream man in Portland, Oregon.

And Jon Spayde, back for another Hot Dish, will take us back to his life in the 1980s helping a dysfunctional Japanese educational institution, well, do whatever it is they were trying to do. It may or may not have been legal.

And of course the final teller will be one of you brave souls-- so start thinking up your funny, weird, sad, inspiring, raw, and otherwise relatable tales about your work life now. We'll pick the "7th Teller" randomly from a list of volunteers.

Tickets are $10-- get 'em here! Hope to see you.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Announcing Hot Dish Deux

It's on, folks. Barry over at the Trylon Microcinema has just informed us, Andi and Eric - i.e. the Story Farmers - that we will be welcomed back to his 50-seat theater for our second go at producing Hot Dish, our local, organic storytelling series devoted to true all things Midwestern. Mark your calendars for a 7:30pm showtime (doors at 7) on Thursday, September 29th.

Our theme this time will be "On The Clock: True Tales of Hard Work and Hardly Working." So, while we're busy playing town-crier, putting together postcards and trying to figure out the shape of the cookies this time around (hammer and sickle, anyone?) look deep into your well of experience and see you've got anything that fits the bill.

If so, contact us at storyfarmers[AT] If not, well, then do all that any self-respecting Twin Citizen can do; like us on facebook (see right side of page) and watch for updates about tickets, performers, cookies, etc.

See you soon!

The Story Farmers

Monday, February 14, 2011

Jill Grunewald: All She Asked For Was A Sign

Before I introduce our first storyteller, Jill Grunewald, we must first take a moment to thank her husband, Mark, who has graciously supported Jill in telling a scintillating little story about the fellow she almost married. But didn't. Thanks to a little sign the universe provided, which you'll hear all about on February 14.

But for now, you'll have to settle for our own Hot Dish brand of exclusive interview with Jill, conducted over a little thing called electronic mail! Behold, our questions, and her revealing answers.

Hot Dish: If you could change one thing about the Twin Cities, what would it be?
Jill: We need a gluten free donut shop. But I don't want to start one.

HD: So... why aren't you living in New York?
Jill: I left there so I could meet my awesome husband. I just didn't know it at the time.

HD: In what way have you become your parents?
Jill: When preparing a meal, I often say, "I don't know how good this will be," just like my mom.

HD: What do you spend money on without even thinking about it?
Jill: Good food! And lots of it.

HD: Finally, please provide a haiku that describes your current domestic situation.
Mark Rudy Pippy
Husband and two kitty cats
Sweet Longfellow life

Thanks, Jill! To hear Jill's story, join us on February 14 for our very first Hot Dish. Tickets on sale very soon!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Hot Dish on the Interwebs

A couple news items to share today-- one is that tickets are almost sold out for our very first Hot Dish, on February 14 at the Trylon Microcinema in South Minneapolis. Believe it! There's still a handful left, so get yours now!

And for those of you out-of-towners who WISH you lived in Minneapolis, but worry that you couldn't hack the sub-zero temperatures, we've got an option for you, too. Our dear pal, Jacob Wheeler, political reporter for the innovative local video journalism outfit The Uptake, has arranged for Hot Dish to be streamed live online. Seriously! So, if you're one of those people who would rather never change out of your pajamas, this may be the option for you! Plus, it's free.(Though if you're local, it should be said that we certainly prefer warm bodies).

Friday, December 10, 2010

Get Your Tix!

It's official. Tickets are on sale starting 24 hours ago. Whoop, whoop! Get yours now, before my mom buys them all:

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Announcing...the very first Hot Dish!

Welcome to Hot Dish, a Twin Cities storytelling event debuting February 14, 2011 at 7:30 pm. The event, a Story Farm production, will feature 6 local folks telling true personal stories without the aid of notes. In other words-- our storytellers won't be reading their stories, or "performing" them, but rather, it'll feel a bit like a dinner party. More details on the event, including a link to ticket sales, coming very soon.