In Season 1 of The TMI Project Podcast: Tragedy + Time = Comedy co-hosts Eva Tenuto and Micah profile some of our favorite storytellers from over a decade of live performances, as they step on stage and transform the stories they’re most afraid to tell into powerful, inspiring, and often hilarious, monologues of resilience and survival.
About Season 1: Tragedy + Time = Comedy
What’s happening today might not be funny, but if it includes TMI, give it time, and it will surely make you laugh. Join us as we take a deeper dive and share the stories behind the secrets, and what happened next. While you binge listen, don’t forget to ask yourself, “What is my TMI story?” We all have one.
TMI Project Co-founder & Executive Director
“One of the most rewarding parts of working at TMI Project is seeing what storytellers look like when they step off the stage. It often looks like they’re floating out of the theater. They look taller; lighter. It’s as if something has truly been lifted. To be able to witness that over and over again fills my spirit. I can’t think of anything else I’d rather do.”
Eva Tenuto is the co-founder and executive director of TMI Project. Since 2010, she has brought TMI Project from her living room to a host of performance spaces, schools, detention centers, mental health facilities and the United Nations. Eva is the editor and director of multiple solo shows, one of which was awarded Best Comedic Script of 2014 in the United Solo Festival. In 2018, her directorial film debut, Vicarious Resilience, a docu short, celebrated its world premiere at The Woodstock Film Festival. Eva’s own true stories have been published on Longreads.com and in numerous anthologies including Drinking Diaries, Goodbye to All That and others. Eva studied acting at American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She received a BA in Fine Art and Women’s Studies and an MA in Elementary Education, both from Hunter College. More at www.evatenuto.com
TMI Project Workshop Leader
“TMI Project allows an exchange to happen. It feeds a deep need to know our own truth, to connect to something real. This is an ancient practice of sharing our stories and it’s perhaps the most revolutionary tool we have at our disposal.”
In addition to leading TMI Project workshops, Micah serves as the manager at GWI’s (Good Works Institute) Greenhouse Kingston, a yoga teacher at Mudita, and creator of DAY 1 (a New Year’s Day community event). He is on the board of Wild Earth (a non-profit Wilderness School), Radio Kingston, The Center for Creative Education, and O+ (a nonprofit health and wellness festival for artists and creators). He also serves as City of Kingston’s Art Commissioner at the Kingston Farmers Market.
EPISODE #1 | Verna Gillis
EPISODE #2 | Dusty Childers
EPISODE #3 | Sam Osterhout
EPISODE #4 | Erin Baretto
EPISODE #5 | Erica Chase Salerno
EPISODE #6 | Margarita Meyendorff
EPISODE #7 | Maria Elena De Valle
EPISODE #8 | Markel Mosley
EPISODE #9 | Hayley Downs
SEASON 1 BONUS | Vicarious Resilience
ABOUT TMI PROJECT & THE PODCAST
Since 2010, TMI Project has led more than 100 true storytelling workshops and staged live storytelling performances by nearly 2,000 storytellers, which have been presented to audiences of nearly 200,000. In the past, you had to wait on line to get seated in an off-broadway theater, a cafeteria in a detention center, or perhaps you were coming to hear activists perform their stories at the United Nations. Now, you can listen from anywhere in the world. Tune in and join us. While you listen, don’t forget to ask yourself, “What is my TMI story?” We all have one.
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