When: Monday, October 1, 2012

Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Drive

Time: 8-10 pm

Tickets: $5-10 (Sliding scale)  Cash Only! Tickets at the door or FREE if you sign up to read. Box Office at 7:00 pm, Doors at 7:30. No food or drink is allowed inside the theatre due to BC Liquor laws. 😦

Want to read? Email sarabynoe(at)gmail(dot)com with the subject line TEEN ANGST

Hosted by Sara Bynoe 


Somewhere in the back of your closet gathering dust and turning yellow with age is comedic gold. Those old journals, poems, and essays you wrote as a teenager when you thought you could do no wrong, would probably make you cringe at your former feelings if you were to read them today. Now, imagine sharing them in front of an audience. That’s exactly what happens at Teen Angst.

Teen Angst: A Celebration of Inadvertently Hilarious Adolescent Writing, is an open mic comedic reading series where everyday people read from their embarrassing old journals, poems, songs, essays (and more). So, get digging through your old notebooks and find some gems!

You can share anything (poetry, songs, letters, journals, diaries, essays, stories, plays, lists, etc) so long as it follows these rules:

1- The work must be your own.
2- You must have written it between the ages of 10-19.
3- It’s best if the work is at least 4 years old.
4- If you cringe while reading it- it’s worth sharing! The more embarrassing the better!
$5 at the door or FREE if you read on the show, but you’ve got to book in advance.


(Or Sara Bynoe sharing her Teen Angst)

Vancouver Fringe Festival – Fringe Bar 2011

Vancouver Comedy Festival, 2009

Bumbershoot, 2008

Uno Festival, 2008

Latitude Festival in Suffolk, UK, 2008

Get Mortified – LA, USA, 2006

Salon of Shame – Seattle, USA, 2008

KGB Bar – NYC, USA, 2005

The Book Club Boutique – London, UK, 2008/09

Hammer and Tongue Poetry Slam – London, UK, 2009

Poetry Cafe, London, UK, 2009

Spoken Space – London, UK, 2009

Toronto Fringe Festival – Toronto, Canada, 2007

Banquet of Broads- Vancouver Burlesque Festival – Vancouver, Canada, 2008

The High Performance Rodeo – BAD GRAD – a play based on the Teen Angst anthology – Calgary, Canada, 2006

The Newt – Calgary, CAN (Where it all began way back in 2000)

Vancouver Poetry Slam

West Coast Poetry Festival

Word On The Street

Yuk Yuks Vancouver

…and various Vancouver venues and cabarets since 2001


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