Eli hasn't left the country since he was nine. On Christmas Day, at the age of 25, he booked a flight to South Africa because it was cheap. Without a plan, he flew halfway around the world. Every day there was a disaster. Getting lost on a hike, getting lost while driving, falling into a ditch in middle of the wilderness. But every single time, a stranger saved him. These are their stories.
It's a show about a native New Yorker who fell in love with both traveling and humanity.
"Eli Reiter is funny, moving, and humane, without any of the trappings, artifice, or prescribed rhythms that can sneak into storytelling. The real deal. Every time I see him at The Moth, he's telling a great story." - Dan Kennedy, host of The Moth podcast
"Eli Reiter is an amazing storyteller. He’s also been blessed (cursed?) with a fascinating and complicated life. I highly recommend this show." - Bestselling author of The Know-It-All, AJ Jacobs
"Eli has a wonderful way of blending smart one liners into his stories which gives them levity and also shows off his great wit." - Ophira Eisenberg, Host of NPR's Ask Me Another and The Moth Slam
This show is a part of SoloWeek at The Tank at Standard ToyKraft (December 7-12)! Click HERE for the full series!
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At Standard ToyKraft
722 Metropolitan Avenue, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11211
About the Artist
Eli Reiter is a three-time Moth StorySlam winner. He produces and hosts the monthly longform storytelling show Long Story Long. His writing has appeared in Gothamist and the Jewish Daily Forward. His stories have been heard on CBC Radio and Dingmantics. He enjoys teaching science and English to schoolchildren, as well as being vulnerable on Facebook.
This is his first solo show.
About Standard ToyKraft
Standard ToyKraft is an artist run theater that offers low-cost performance and rehearsal space as well as a puppet shop and private studios for visual artists. The founders of STK discovered a derelict factory floor located in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn With lots of blood, sweat and more tears than any of us care to admit we transformed this old sweatshop into a community organization. At the core Standard Toykraft is a community endeavor. Our community of artists continues to grow in this tough city because, we provide a supportive refuge for the development of work. We also produce many of our own shows and events including puppet slams, variety shows, vaudevillian weirdness and various spectacles for the amusement of our patrons.