Log In   ·   Become A Member

Mortifying Childhood Moments To Be Shared During Live Show In The Hamptons

Gwen Clarke

Mortified is a curated stage show featuring participants who share their childhood writings, art, and/or media before a public audience. (Courtesy Photo)

On Saturday, June 20th, at 6 p.m., the Parrish Art Museum and Mortified NYC are co-presenting the first Hamptons performance of the long-running, live storytelling event, Mortified.

The curated stage show features participants who divulge childhood writings, art, and/or media before a public audience. The session at the Parrish will include four seasoned performers from Mortified NYC, as well as a few special guests, Andrea Grover, Century Arts Foundation Curator of Special Projects at the Parrish, and Amy Kirwin, Visitor Services and Museum Programs Manager at the Parrish. Hamptons-based DJ Twilo will spin classic tunes throughout the evening to augment the retro feeling of the event.

"There are a million stories buried in the pages of people's lives. Our mission is to help people find them," Mortified organizers noted. They describe the project as "a comic excavation of the strange and extraordinary things we created as kids." Former presenters have spoken about a variety of topics from their past, like their first kiss, first puff, worst prom, fights with mom, life at Bible camp, and reasons why they deserved to marry Jon Bon Jovi.

The lineup will include four seasoned performers and two special guests. (Photo: Mortified Media)

Neil Katcher and David Nadelberg created Mortified in 2002, after they found an undelivered teenage love letter. The blast from the past had the duo wondering would anyone else be open to share embarrassing childhood moments on stage, so they emailed a few friends to find out. The email went viral and resulted in a nationwide response. More than a decade later, what started with a single communication turned into a movement that includes a plethora of participants, from advertising executives to attorneys to actors, who all want to be a part of the show.

Currently, there are U.S. chapters of Mortified in Austin, Boston, Chicago, DC/Baltimore, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, and the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as international chapters in Amsterdam, Dublin, London, Malmo, and Paris. Mortified NYC holds performances once a month at Littlefield, a performance and art space in Brooklyn. The critically acclaimed documentary, "Mortified Nation," is available on Netflix.

Tickets are $10, which includes museum admission. Admission for museum members is free of charge. Advance reservations are recommended.

Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway in Watermill. For more information, call 631-283-2118 or visit www.parrishart.org. For more information about Mortified, visit www.getmortified.com.

Related Articles:

Be the first to comment on this article. (Just fill out the form below)

Submit Your Comment

Please note, you are not currently logged in. Your comment will be submitted as a guest.
To submit your comment as a member, please click here.
Your Name:
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
What color is a banana?
(For spam prevention, thanks)
Gary R. DePersia, Corcoran Real Estate
With over $2 billion in transactions on the East End and since 1995, Gary DePersia is consistently ranked among the top producers in the Hamptons. A year-on-year member of The Corcoran Group Presidentís Council, he has qualified as a national list maker since 2007. In 2008 he was Corcoran's top broker on the East End by sales volume and rental units; and ranked as the nationís 4th top broker. In the 2017 REAL Trends & The Wall Street Journal list of Americaís top real estate professionals, he was designated #26 nationally, #4 in the Hamptons and #3 at Corcoran overall by volume with nearly $200 million of transactions for the past year. His office operates with four licensed assistants allowing him to build a business stretching from Southampton to Montauk and Sagaponack to Shelter Island. gdp@corcoran.com

East End Tick Control
The East End's only New York State licensed dedicated tick and mosquito control specialists!

Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home
We pay less,and so do you.With over 1,000 stores in our buying group, we can get the lowest prices from the best flooring manufacturers ó and pass the savings on to you.Visit our other locations: Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home, 675 North Sea Road,Southampton, NY 11968

Hampton Luxury Liner
Hampton Luxury Liner was started in 2000 as a more luxurious way to travel from NYC to the Hamptons and back. The clientele quickly grew and over the years Hampton Luxury liner became the preferred method of transportation to the Hamptons and NYC for many living in NYC and the Hamptons that wanted a comfortable and affordable way to travel back and forth. In 2009, HLL was taken over by Classic Coach and things with the liner didnít change to much for years and the owner there changed the buses to Prevost as opposed to Mercedes Setra Top Class Coaches that have always been a signature of the liner. Please call (631) 537-5800 to reserve a charter or email us at Hampton Luxury Liner. The Only Way to Ride!

CP Complete- Landscape Design & Construction
Paul Guillo And Chris Hall Two Of The Most Respected Names In The Community Together, they are partners in CP Complete. They bring their years of experience and integrity to creating and renovating luxury backyards.

Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 33 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field.
Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 33 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field. Trusted, experienced and successful, Andrea has solidified herself as the go-to broker of the Hamptons and a wholehearted advocate for her clients. A pioneer in the real estate industry on the East End of Long Island, she is driven by her passion for the business. Andrea is based in the Bridgehampton office of Brown Harris Stevens as a licensed real estate associate broker and consultant. Formerly, a principal partner and Senior Director at Brown Harris Stevens, Andrea now assists in developing their corporate strategy for the Hamptons region, advising other brokers and sales associates, as well as being one of the top producers and listors.