Friday · August 31, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is 16 and over

*Please note this event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

Revel in an evening of provocative, enlightening, and emotional charged experience, from the smallest cells in our bodies to the outer limits of our universe. Join us and experience “ALL OF IT,” a debut poetry collection from actor Nico Tortorella.

Actor Nico Tortorella is a renaissance man for the modern day. An actor, podcast host, seeker, and dedicated champion of the LGBTQIA+ community, they are using their voice to help break down stereotypes and educate them in the process.

Joel Schumacher was the first to identify Nico’s natural and raw talent, casting them in two of his films, TWELVE and TRESPASS. They also portrayed the lead role of “Carson” in the independent “fictional documentary” cult film HUNTER & GAME and had a starring role in Stephen Sommers’ ODD THOMAS opposite Anton Yelchin, Willem Dafoe and Tim Robbins. They shot the HBO/Mike White pilot MAMMA DALLAS before going on to become a series regular opposite Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy on Fox’s hugely successful series THE FOLLOWING. Additional tv credits include MENENDEZ: BLOOD BROTHERS for Lifetime co-starring Courtney Love but They have become best known for their role as Josh on Darren Starr’s hit comedy series, YOUNGER, which is garnering its highest ratings yet. Season 5 premieres on TV Land on June 5th.

A longtime lover of theater, Nico sang and tap-danced opposite their YOUNGER co-star Sutton Foster for four of her tour dates with The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in 2016 and made their theater debut in Jordan Jaffe’s play CRUDE which earned rave reviews for their portrayal of Jaime, most notably from The New York Times.

Tortorella began their journey with activism when they debuted their podcast in the Summer of 2016. Titled THE LOVE BOMB, it was comprised of their original spoken word pieces as well as in-depth interviews exploring the all-encompassing topic of love and the labels associated with them. Nico’s intimate conversations with personalities from all walks of life found an immediate audience and became a breeding ground for in-depth, lively explorations on topics that ranged from intimacy, humanity, gender, sexuality, intersectionality, love, race, religion, queer identities and identity politics. They opened up about their own path that led them to their decision to become sexually fluid and, as a working actor in Hollywood, everything that came with that admission. Having conducted 50 interviews over the course of 2 seasons – including a live podcast at Entertainment Weekly’s PopFest – the podcast ranked #1 in the “Personal Journals” category in 2017 and sits in the Top 50 iTunes Top 200 with over 3 million downloads.

Adding to this impressive list of credits, Nico will debut all of it is you, a poetry collection exploring a singular voice honed through years as an actor, podcaster and advocate – one colored with love, wonder, and endless curiosity. It’s a sensuous journey into who we are and how we relate to the world around us. all of it is you will release on April 17th.

Nico recently married their longtime partner, Bethany Myers, and they reside in NY with their two dogs.
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215