Speakeasy invites some of Pittsburgh’s funniest storytellers to tell a true story while musician FeralCat and DJ Fadewell provide a real time soundtrack. But when the story ends, we’re just getting started. Host Alan Olifson (Moth, WordPlay) takes you behind the story, interviewing each storyteller to ask the burning questions you’d ask if you were sitting next to them at the bar. It’s Late Night for the NPR set. ,
Shannon Reed: A Western Pennsylvania native, Shannon Reed is the author of Why Did I Get a B? And Other Mysteries We’re Discussing in the Faculty Lounge and the forthcoming Why We Read: On Bookworms, Libraries and One Last Page Before Lights Out. She is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and a professor in Pitt’s creative writing program.
Tami Dixon: Tami is a Gemini waiting for a dog to appear on her doorstep, preferably a dog named Sandwich. She enjoys playing theatre games, walking in forests, and eating ice cream. She loves talking to strangers. Her show, South Side Stories, is being Revisited at City Theatre in January. Please come.