Unorthodox and Unhinged

Tales of a Manic Christian


Top Shelf 2020: A Weekend in the Mile High City w/Joani & Colleen

Woo hoo!! U&U followers!

If you enjoy reading my manic tales, I bet you might also really enjoy hearing me perform one live on stage!!

Maybe you’ve attended a previous Story District performance. Story District is a 20 year old boffo storytelling community in D.C. All the tellers share first person true stories – exceedingly well crafted and delivered supported by the Story District’s pro coaches and directors. They also have awesome workshops and classes!

My maiden voyage was in a 2015 show inspired by this very blog and debuted at my my parish Emmanuel. Take a look here if you missed it:

Unhinged: True Tales of Living with Mental Illness

And here is my very funny and embarrassing story about “how to get a date worth keeping”.

Joani in Story District’s Second Tuesday: I Can’t Feel My Face

One about my worst job(s) ever!

Joani in Story District’s Worst Job Ever at DC Comedy Improv

And my story of the balance between the mystical and the maniacal!

Joani in NPR Invisibilia Live w/Story District at the Lincoln Theatre

And I am super psyched to announce that again at the Lincoln Theatre, on January 25th, I will be performing along with daughter Colleen in Story District’s Top Shelf 2020. We are both over the moon to be one of the top eight stories chosen from almost two hundred the previous year.

It’s super exciting too because this was Colleen’s very first foray onto the Story District Stage. And it’s the first time Story District produced such a show: He Said, She Said, They Said. One story, more than one point of view!

Ours is a tale of an adventurous weekend we spent together in the Mile High City — where we sampled all the city legally had to offer. And the hilarious antics that ensued thereafter!

I would LOVE to see you there. Please, come cheer us on! The house is already half sold out! So get your tickets here!

Tickets for Top Shelf 2020, January 25 @ The Lincoln Theatre

It’s a night of poignant, moving and hilarious storytelling. The best of the best. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

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