Forgetting God? Stories About Holding Onto And Letting Go Of Our Conservative Religious Pasts
Three veteran storytellers/comics (Kelli Dunham, Srilatha Rajamani and Rich Cardillo) share their hilarious and heartbreaking tales of breaking free (and not breaking free) from the highly observant religious observances of their past lives.
Kelli Dunham is the ex-nun genderqueer storytelling nerd comic so common in modern Brooklyn. Kelli was nominated as a 2105 White House Champion of Change (NOT under the current administration) for her work as the co-founder and producer of Queer Memoir, NYC's longest-running most super earnest LGBT storytelling event.Kelli has performed nationwide at college, prides, the occasional livestock auction and on Showtime's, the Discovery Channel and the Moth Mainstage and hosts the Altspace virtual reality show Comedy House Sundays. Kelli is the author of seven books of hilarious nonfiction about non hilarious subjects such as puberty and grief. Her writing has appeared on Autostraddle, XOJane, the New Republic, Time.com, Thought Catalog, Lady Science and NPR.com. Mother Teresa once called Kelli "such a very stubborn sister"
To her face. Srilatha Rajamani was a featured story teller for WGBH TV and Massmouth’s Stories from the Stage, a Comic In Residence at The Comedy Studio in Boston, and has performing in New York at UCB East, Speak American, Butterboy, and Side Ponytail. Srilatha has served as a stand up producer at Improv Boston and currently co-produces a monthly comedy show called Laughing Liberally Boston.
Rich Cardillo is a former monk, a long time resident of the Lower East Side and has been an educator for over 30 years. He was recently featured on World Channel/PBS TV's Stories from the Stage and is a six-time Moth Story SLAM champ. Rich has performed multiple times on Kevin Allison's RISK! and featured on the Best of RISK! #12 podcast last year. He has appeared throughout New York City in myriad shows such as The Liar's Show, Yum's The Word, Pros(e) of Pie, and Story Collider.