"Mortified" Live

“Mortified” is back — and angstier than ever! Hailed as a “cultural phenomenon” by NewsWeek and celebrated for years by the likes of “This American Life,” “The Today Show,” The Onion AV Club and Entertainment Weekly, “Mortified” is a comic excavation of teen angst artifacts (journals, poems, letters, lyrics, home movies, schoolwork) as shared by their original authors — in front of total strangers. Since 2002, “Mortified” has been curating teen angst artifacts from people like you. The project began when founder David Nadelberg discovered an unsent love letter he wrote as a teenager. The letter sparked an idea and he sent an email to friends asking if anyone wanted to share their childhood writings on stage. That email went viral and soon, responses poured in from strangers near and far. Over two decades later, what started with a single letter transformed into a movement encouraging people everywhere to unearth the strange stuff they created as kids and share them with at least one person. You’d be surprised what you discover in the process. There are a million stories buried in the pages of people’s lives. "Mortified" helps people find them. Endless Thread podcast co-host Ben Brock Johnson will introduce the show with a story about a man from Austrailia who was building a counter-top one day when he found himself in a bit of a... sticky situation.

When 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, August 25, 2023
Building 890 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA 02215
Room WBUR CitySpace
Contact Name Anna Michelsen
Contact Email events@wbur.org
Contact Organization WBUR CitySpace
Fee (BU Student) 10
Fee (General) 25
Fees Affiliation
Fee (Student) 10