On Tuesday night at Comix comedy club on West 14th Street, the Moth storytelling series presents its biannual GrandSLAM, a competition showcasing 10 of the city’s most spellbinding storytellers. Each story is between five and six minutes, and the “true life” topics can be anything within the theme of “Hot Water/Thin Ice.” (» more)
…Saurabh Tak, in his early 20s, emigrated from India and now lives in Manhattan where he sells jewelry and does performance art.
“I talked to this man’s wife on the phone. Such a silky and soft voice, and such a contrast to her husband – whose voice was like listening to a hammer banging on a marble floor … She had been to the same town in India where I had grown up, but it was years before I was even born. On the phone she invited me to come and visit them at their home. When I arrived, there in the doorway was this majestic, elegant, beautiful woman. She showed me around the house, so tastefully decorated. There was so much we had in common. We talked about arts and theater. Then she led me into a cavernous dining area, and there was her husband, Raj. He was sitting at the table, loudly slurping his afternoon tea, hunched over a newspaper. I thought, this is so unjust. This guy does not belong here. I belong in this family.”
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