Teen Angst Night is a long-running popular comedic reading series where adults read from embarrassing old journals, poems, songs, essays and more written when they were teens, hosted by Sara Bynoe.
Somewhere in the back of your closet gathering dust and turning yellow with age is comedic gold. Those old journals, poems and essays you wrote as a teenager when you thought you could do no wrong, would probably make you cringe at your former feelings if you were to read them today. Now, imagine sharing them in front of an audience. That’s exactly what happens at Teen Angst.
Teen Angst Night is an open mic comedic reading series where everyday people read from their embarrassing old journals, poems, songs, essays and more. So get digging through your old notebooks and find some gems!
You can share anything (poetry, songs, letters, journals, diaries, essays, stories, plays, lists, etc) so long as it follows these rules:
1. The work must be your own.
2. You must have written it between the ages of 10 to 19-years-old.
3. It’s best if the work is at least 4-years-old.
4. If you cringe while reading it – it’s worth sharing! The more embarrassing the better!
Sara Bynoe has been hosting Teen Angst nights since 2000. She’s the creator of TeenAngstPoetry.com and editor of Teen Angst: A Celebration of REALLY BAD Poetry. She has performed her Teen Angst on TV, radio and at theatre and comedy events across Canada and in LA, Seattle, NYC and in the UK.
Teen Angst Night presented by Comedy Gems
When: Tuesday, April 29
Where: The Emerald – 555 Gore
Tickets: $8 – Advance tickets