Saturday Feb 3, 2018, 7 pm at The Performing Arts Studio, 224 E. Main St. Port Jefferson, NY Tickets $15 online, $20 at the door.
Nancy Hemmendinger is the director of school education for the Suffolk County Department of Health Services. As an early advocate(when it wasn't popular), she led the charge to change Suffolk County and New York State's Clean Indoor Air Laws. Her current passion is to change the toxic media culture about body image and body acceptance and to increase awareness about eating disorders. She is a member of the National Eating Disorder Association's Parent, Family, and Friends Network Steering Committee and has presented about eating disorders and body image from the public health perspective on a national and local level. This is her first foray into the art of storytelling. She is nervous about telling her story, but Jude made her do it.
Brian Grossi is a comic who performs every night, appearing at The New York Comedy Club, The Broadway Comedy Club, Gotham Comedy Club, Caroline’s on Broadway and the world-famous Metropolitan Room, among others. He continues to win fans over using his unique blend of hard-hitting punchlines, spot-on impressions and unpredictable crowd-work. He was named Hugs, Kisses and Laughes Comic of the Month in December 2012 and his tweets have been featured on Grantland. He is a three-time winner of the Inspire Word’s LOL! Comedy Slam, and was recently seen on TMZ.
Robin Bady is a professional storyteller, the 2012 recipient of The National Storytelling Network J.J. Reneaux Emerging Artist Grant, and producer of No, We Won't Shut Up! which premiered at the Speak Up! Rise Up! Storytelling Festival. She is host of the Bady House Storytelling Concerts which occur monthly in Brooklyn, NY.
Ihab Ibrahim is a Vice president at a Hospital in long Island. He graduated from Pharmacy school from St John’s University and pursued his clinical doctorate degree in pharmacy from Shenandoah University and his MBA from Regis University. Ihab never performed before as a storyteller, but he feels that all managers have to be good storytellers.