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Story Pirates & Friends Benefit Performance at NYU Skirball

Story Pirates & Friends Benefit Performance

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  • May. 30, 2020, 3:00pm
  • NYU Skirball
  • 566 LaGuardia Place, Washington Square
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, All Ages
  • $35

The Story Pirates are a group of top comedians, musicians, best-selling authors, and world-class teachers who come together with a single mission: to celebrate the words and ideas of kids. Best known for their podcast, which tops the family charts and has been downloaded more than 10 million times, Story Pirates is also a leading supporter of arts education. This special NYC celebration will include Story Pirates greatest hits - along with fresh new musical sketch comedy based on ideas from the audience. All five of the Story Pirates Podcast hosts will perform: Peter McNerny, Meghan O'Neill, Lee Overtree, Rachel Wenitsky, and Nimene Wureh. Tickets start at $35 and are available now at: A VIP ticket at $100 includes a reception and meet-and-greet with the podcast hosts. Every purchase helps Story Pirates Changemakers bring life-changing literacy and creative writing programs to low-income schools, refugee programs, homeless shelters, and hospitals. Story Pirates Changemakers, the non-profit arm of the organization, celebrates the words, ideas, and stories of young people. Their life-changing literacy programs have reached more than 500,000 students in schools around the country, along with community groups reaching foster children, refugees, and medically fragile kids. The goal of Changemakers' school programming is to create confident, literate students equipped with a variety of tools for written, verbal, and artistic self-expression. What began as a pilot program in a single Harlem school in 2004 has grown to classroom and teacher training programs at hundreds of schools from coast to coast.

About NYU Skirball

566 LaGuardia Place

Washington Square, NY


  • Standard hours: 12 - 6 pm
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Stroller parking: Yes
  • Stroller check: No
  • Bring food: No
  • Buy food: Yes
  • Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
  • Changing tables in the women's room(s): No
  • Changing tables in the men's room(s): No
  • Family bathroom: No

  • NYU Skirball, located in the heart of Greenwich Village, is one of New York City’s major presenters of international work, and has been the premier venue for cultural and performing arts events in lower Manhattan since 2003. The 860-seat state-of-the art theater, led by Director Jay Wegman, provides a home for internationally renowned artists, innovators and thinkers. NYU Skirball hosts over 300 events annually, from re-inventions of the classics to cutting-edge premieres, in genres ranging from dance, theater and performance arts to comedy, music and film. NYU Skirball’s unique partnership with New York University enables it to draw on the University’s intellectual riches and resources to enhance its programming with dialogues, public forums and conversations with artists, philosophers, scientists, Nobel Laureates and journalists. Jay Wegman is responsible for the direction and leadership of the Center’s artistic programming. He previously served as director of the Abrons Art Center at Henry Street Settlement from 2006-2016, where he curated a balance of local, international, emerging and established multi-disciplinary artists. During his tenure, Abrons was awarded a 2014 OBIE Award for Innovative Excellence and a 2015 Bessie Award for Best Production. He also served as Canon for Liturgy and the Arts at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine for over a decade and was a Fellow at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. from 2004-2005. Jay is a graduate of Yale University. Designed by architect Kevin Roche with excellent sight lines and acoustics, NYU Skirball features state-of-the-art technology and broadcast capabilities, making it a sought-after venue for film and television screenings and premieres, theatrical events, live radio, and podcast presentations.
  • Nearest public transportation stop: West 4th: A,B,C,D,E, F, M; 8th Street: N, R
  • Play area: No
  • Party room: No

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