About This Event
Doors Open:7:00 PM
Show Time:8:00 PM
This is a general admission event in The Gallery at LPR.
Stories about songs–the soundtrack to our lives. Dana Rossi hosts this monthly dose of music inspired nostalgia where guest writers and performers tell the hilarious or heart wrenching stories and memories they forever tie to certain songs. The Soundtrack Series has been called “the best rock and roll storytelling event in New York” by Flavorpill, and has been featured in the New York Times, BUST, NY1, “Above and Beyond” in the New Yorker, a Critic’s Pick in Time Out New York, and included among the “Best Events and Things to Do in NYC” by CBS News New York.
NPR calls award-winning writer/performer Slash Coleman, “Extremely provocative and entertaining,” and WGBH Boston says, “Slash has the power to change the way people think.” The author of “The Bohemian Love Diaries” and the 2012 recipient of the United Solo Award for Best Drama, Slash is best known for his PBS special and Off-Broadway one man show, “The Neon Man and Me.” Slash’s work has been featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times, American Theatre Magazine, Backstage Magazine and most recently on the NPR series, “How Artists Make Money.” As a performer, he’s been featured at: TEDx, The International Storytelling Center, Pete Seeger’s Clearwater Festival, and The National Storytelling Festival. He’s currently at work on his 2nd PBS special, which is about the re-birth of storytelling in America.
Julia Wiedeman is a writer and performer based in NYC.
Her show, NAKED PEOPLE (Time Out Critic’s Pick) directed by Angela Dee, had an enormously successful run at the Upright Citizens Brigade.
Julia performs improv regularly in NYC with the musical improv team Dumpster Tequila, monoscene team Sheldrake Boothroy, and the particularly bizarre team The Weird Ones.
You can see her featured in comedy web videos from Landline TV, UCBComedy.com, Sidecar Comedy, and her own silly video series entitled Sister Time. Julia has also appeared on SNL as Penelope’s family member and performs regularly onstage at the Metropolitan Opera as a supernumerary in various roles.
Julia has entered and won The Dirtiest Sketch in NYC twice.
Trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade since 2007, Julia has worked with and learned from many talented professionals including Shannon O’Neill, Curtis Gwinn, Neil Casey, Anthony Atamanuik, and Will Hines.
Julia’s influences include Molly Shannon, John Cleese, Liza Minelli, Janet Jackson, Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Kristen Wiig, Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell, Woody Allen, Dorothy Parker, and Mister James Carrey.
Jena Friedman is a stand up comedian, actor, writer and director based in New York. She is currently a field producer at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and has written for Late Show with David Letterman. Her work has been featured at SXSW, The New York Fringe Festival, The Glasgow International Comedy Festival, in New York Magazine, Newsweek, Glamour, Salon, Gawker, Time Out New York and on Comedy Central.
Dana Rossi is the creator and host of The Soundtrack Series, a New York City storytelling event and podcast based on music. The series has been featured in the New York Times and “Above and Beyond” in the New Yorker, and it was a Critic’s Pick in Time Out New York. She is a contributor to the anthology Madonna and Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop, and her writing has also appeared in New York Press, Time Out New York, Broken Pencil, the Retroist,and In Digest. She still occasionally calls her iPod her Walkman, out of a habit she is now certain will never go away.