Bay Area storytelling all stars rally for benefit show
Want to see your favorite Muni Diaries Live alum perform all in one show? In just a few weeks, you’ll get to do exactly that at the book benefit show for storyteller Joyce Lee. Many of you might know Joyce from Oakland’s Tourettes Without Regrets, NPR’s Snap Judgment, and of course, at our own Muni Diaries Live.
We first fell in love with her storytelling at Tourettes when she performed the poem, Mad Love (one memorable line: “I’m only as.Â crazyÂ as myÂ loveÂ is and myÂ loveÂ check your Facebook every fucking day”). Here she is at Muni Diaries Live with a story of how her very strict mom takes on Muni.
Joyce’s husband unexpectedly passed away earlier this year, and the storytelling community is showing up in a big way: by getting together for a benefit show, cohosted by Tourrettes’ ringmaster Jamie DeWolf, celebrating Joyce and the release of her first book. All storytellers will donate proceeds directly to Joyce. The lineup has many familiar names and promises to be a great evening:
- Baruch Porras-Hernandez
- Gina Gold
- Jamie DeWolf
- Jason Bayani
- Mighty Mike McGee
- And of course, Joyce Lee
“My Soul is a Witness”: A night of performances celebrating Joyce Lee
7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8
1255 26th Street,Â between Poplar and Union Streets near Peralta St.