All Santa Monica shows are at the Santa Monica Playhouse at 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401. The theater is just south of Wilshire Blvd. For reservations for Santa Monica shows call (310) 828-1500 or click the Paypal button below. All Santa Monica shows start at 7:30pm.
All Burbank shows are at Flappers Comedy Club which is located at 102 E. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91052. For reservations for Burbank shows call (818) 845-9721. All Burbank shows start at 7pm.
Tasty Calendar 2013:
May 2nd & 19th - Theme: Baby You Can Drive My Car
May 2 - Santa Monica Playhouse
May 19 - Flappers Burbank
June 6th & 16th - Theme: Coming Out Stories
June 6 - Santa Monica Playhouse
June 16 - Flappers Burbank
July 11th & 21st - Theme: Magic in the Air
featuring Andrew Goldenhersh
July 11 - Santa Monica Playhouse
July 21 - Flappers Burbank
September 12th & 22nd - Theme: Dog & Pony Show
September 12 - Santa Monica Playhouse
September 22 - Flappers Burbank
October 10th & 20th - Theme: Food Glorious Food
October 10 - Santa Monica Playhouse
October 20 - Flappers Burbank
November 7th & 17th - Theme: The Grateful Show
November 7 - Santa Monica Playhouse
November 17 - Flappers Burbank
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To submit pieces for consideration, kindly send me a 6 to 8 minute story with your name on it in the body of an email, or as a jpeg or pdf. Thanks so much and see you at the show! Wendy
On September 11th, 2001....well, we all know what happened on that tragic, tragic day.
A year later, my dear friend Judy Toll passed away, having lost her nearly five year long battle with cancer.
A month later, I separated from my husband of 14 years.
And a month after that, in August of '02, I created Tasty Words™, a spoken word salon. After the events of the previous year, I felt if I didn't have a place to get onstage and tell my stories, my head would explode. And I knew I wasn't alone in this. I started inviting other writer/performer friends to come and tell their stories. Real, hilarious, horrifying stories. We did a show. I can't even remember now what the first one was about. I just know it spoke to enough people that we did it again. And again.
And now we have done...I'm guessing here...easily one hundred shows. All amazing. And different. And moving. And funny. And real.
I must use this opportunity to thank my wonderful friends Lee Cohen and Lois Sarkisian, the amazing and generous owners of Every Picture Tells A Story Gallery. They have been our gracious hosts for all these years, and I am fairly certain that without them and their magical gallery, Tasty Words would not exist. Thanks to the support of all the fabulous Tasty Word fans, our show has grown to include events at the Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club, the Celebration Theatre, and Writer's Bootcamp at Bergamot Station.
Finally, the audience. The folks that show up and laugh and cry and revel in these extraordinary artists each month (you know who you are). Thank you. Thank you. For digging this work as much as I do. I am committed to continuing to present writers and tellers who will knock your socks off for years to come.
Tasty Words happens one Wednesday a month (occasionally more) at the Every Picture Tells A Story Gallery in Santa Monica and from time to time, in other cool places, too.
You can read an article about Tasty Words from the Examiner here.
Here's what one reviewer had to say about a Tasty Words she attended: article.