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Pet-Themed Post-Valentine's Day Story Slam
BSP Kingston, February 18th, 2016, 7:30pm
Emceed by comic, performer and TMI Project co-founder Julie Novak (who is also one of two moms to canines Jackson and Archie)
T.M.I.dol is TMI Project’s popular story slam series (think TMI meets American Idol), in which readers compete by telling short, true stories from their own experiences, on a particular theme. Readers are given guidelines for creating a story, but unlike with the monologues produced for our stage shows, we do not do any work on these, nor even see the stories beforehand. 
Tickets are $10 in advance via Brown Paper Tickets, and $15 at the door on the day of the event. 


Tuesdays from 7-9:30 starting March 15th, 2016

300 Aaron Ct, Kingston NY   

10 weeks culminating in a performance FREE

For more information and to register contact Denise Ranaghan at 


Tuesdays from 7-9:30 starting March 15th, 2016

TMI Project Headquarters, Seven21 Media Center, Kingston NY


10 weeks culminating in a performance



"The Power of Stories in Preventing Violence Against Women: A Parallel Event to the 60th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Breakthrough invites you to attend from Local to Global" 


March 18th, 2016 at 12:30PM


UN Church Center, 2nd Floor, 777 UN Plaza, New York, NY.

True Storytelling Intensive at IZLIND in Rhinebeck

April 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th, 2016

IZLIND, Rhinebeck NY

Thursday/Friday - evening sessions

Saturday/Sunday - full day sessions with designated breaks

This workshop culminates in a public reading Sunday eveing. $450






Friday, July 10th, 2015 at 8pm

Saturday, July 11th, 2015 at 8pm


In true TMI Project style, participants in our first ever Comedic Monologue Writing Workshop have mined true experiences from their lives and found hilarity in them. There is often humor in the most tragic circumstances, as the human experience pushes us to the edge, and the absurdity of it all cannot be ignored. Hearing the readers perform their comedic monologues promises to be a freeing and empowering experience that will have everyone rolling in the aisles!

Kingston, NY


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The Rock Project: An Evening of Story & Song

May 3rd, 2015

3pm at SUNY Ulster

"The Rock Project: An Evening of Story and Song" featured a curated lineup of readers sharing their stories about the rock songs that most affected their lives, and Paul Green Rock Academy students then playing those songs. There was also an auction whose proceeds went to the TMI Project Community Outreach Initiative.




SUNY Ulster

Stone Ridge, NY

TMI at SUNY New Paltz

April 15th, 2015

TMI readers shared their personal stories followed by a dynamic Q&A session. This event was made possible through funding from the Office of Academic Affairs.




SUNY New Paltz

New Paltz, NY

SUNY Ulster Diversity Day

April 8th, 2015

This annual celebration of diversity featured speakers from the TMI Project



SUNY Ulster

Stone Ridge, NY

America's Next Top

April 1st, 2015

A special one-night-only performance of the show at Bard College! 



Bard College

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

"The Office" T.M.I.dol Story Slam and Office Warming Party

March 31st, 2015

For this special T.M.l.dol story slam - also an office warming and ribbon-cutting party to celebrate TMI Project's new space - we invited some of the area's best storytellers to share with us, in five minutes or less, stories reflecting their time spent in an office.



Kingston, NY

Changing the World One Story at a Time

March 11th, 2015

At the Salvation Army Auditorium, the participants from the Women's Rights Storytelling Collaboratory taking place during the United Nation's Commision on the Status of Women performed powerful 7-minute stories they crafted in the workshop.



Women's Rights Storytelling Collaboratory

March 3rd-14th, 2015


During the United Nations' Commision on the Status of Women, TMI Project collaborated with Gender at Work on workshops and performances that brought women's untold stories into public spaces. The participants were women and men working for gender justice and women's rights in Ecuador, India, Jordan, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, the U.S. and other countries.



No Name Calling Week Art Exhibit Opening Reception

February 23rd, 2015

The Student Creative Expression Exhibit:

Hudson Valley students express their feelings about bullying, kindness, understanding, and respect.

Featuring the TMI Storytelling Project with students from J. Watson Bailey Middle School in Kingston.


Henry A. Wallace Center

The FDR Presidential Library & Museum

Hyde Park, NY


1 Billion Rising Revolution

February 13th, 2015

ONE BILLION RISING: REVOLUTION is an energy, a platform, a global movement, a catalyst, a worldwide decision to end violence against women, a demand for justice, a paradigm shift, an invitation, a gathering of the ready, housed everywhere, housed in our hearts, you, us, REVOLUTION.


Kingston, NY

America's Next Top

January 24th, 2015

The one-night-only New York City debut at Dixon Place! America's Next Top is a collection of bold, hysterical observations and true stories based on Julie Novak's life growing up as a girl, boy, birl, ummm... person; who found herself not having a defined position on the gender spectrum. 


Dixon Place

New York, NY

"New York City in the Rearview Mirror" T.M.I.dol Story Slam

January 13th, 2015

A special T.M.I.dol story slam— also a book party for Sari Botton's “Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers on Their Unshakable Love for NY”

hosted by Julie Novak.


BSP Lounge

Kingston, NY

America's Next Top

December 31st, 2014

America's Next Top's New Years Eve Encore Performance after the sold out November show.


Rosendale Theatre

Rosendale, NY

America's Next Top

November 22nd, 2014

America's Next Top is a collection of bold, hysterical observations and true stories based on Julie Novak's life growing up as a girl, boy, birl, ummm... person; who found herself not having a defined position on the gender spectrum. 

TMI Performs All New Material at BSP!!

November 16th, 2014

All new material for one night at BSP Lounge in Kingston, NY!

Tales from Geriassic Park

November 16, 2014

An Encore performance in United Solo Festival after a Sold Out show!


United Solo Festival,

Theatre Row,


TMI Story Slam

October 15th, 2014

Participants have 3 minutes to tell a story on the topic of Temptation.  At the end of the night the audience will vote for the winner.

Provincetown Public Library

America's Next Top

October 11th-13th, 2014

America's Next Top is a collection of bold, hysterical observations and true stories based on Julie Novak's life growing up as a girl, boy, birl, ummm... person; who found herself not having a defined position on the gender spectrum. 

WOMR, 494 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657

Advanced Lab Reading

September 30th, 2014

A reading of pieces written and edited during the Advanced Lab Workshop.  Participants will read their work for this event at BSP in Kingston, NY

Women's Week

October 11th-15th, 2014

Women's Week

Provincetown, MA

Tales From Geriassic Park

October 5th, 2014

United Solo Festival

Tales from Geriassic Park

Omega Institute Leadership Intensive

September 7th-September 12th, 2014

Omega Institute Leadership Intensive

Gender at Work Retreat

September 3rd-5th, 2014

Gender at Work Retreat

The Fringe Festival

August 10th-21st, 2014



On the Verge of Extinction.

New York International Fringe Festival

Verna Gillis will debut her one-older-woman-show-in-progress,  


66-68 East 4th Street (Bowery & 2nd Avenue)

Voices in Action

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Voices in Action

Rosendale Theater

Rosendale, NY


My Wedding

Saturday June 28th, 2014

My Wedding!

Voices in Action

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Voices in Action

Kleinert James Art Center

Woodstock NY

Woodstock Writers Festival

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Woodstock Writers Festival

TMI Project Writing Workshop

Woodstock NY


T.M.Idol at Woodstock Writers Festival

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Woodstock Writers Festival

Story Slam, "Say it in Spanish"

Woodstock NY


What to Expect When You're NOT Expecting

Friday and Saturday March 28th and 29th, 2014

What to Expect When You're NOT Expecting”

Morton Library

Rhinecliff, NY


Women and Leadership; What the World Needs

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014


SUNY New Paltz 

Featuring Sari Botton, Julie Robbins, Amy Ferris and Esther Armah

Lunch is included

One Billion Rising

January 21st, 2014

Rosendale Theater

Short film, dance and TMI Readers



January 10-13, 2014

Shooting short film - B2F

WOW Factor

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

W.O.W. (Women of Wisdom)

New Paltz Chamber of Commerce

Guest Speaker

Topic: Women and Leadership


What to Expect When You're NOT Expecting

November 14th 2013

Bard College

What to Expect When You're NOT Expecting”

Campus Center, MPR


Daily Candy Bazaar

November 8th, 2013

Daily Candy Bazar

376 West Broadway. NYC NY

Goodbye to All That” reading


Women's Week Provincetown

October 16th -20th, 2013

Leading workshop during Women's Week in Provincetown

Sage Inn and Lounge

336 Commercial Street, Provincetown MA

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