September 23, 2018
Michele Carlo, a redheaded, freckle-faced Puerto Rican raised in an Italian/Irish Bronx neighborhood, grew up as a double-outsider: too “white” for some of her family and a mystery to nearly everyone else. By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, her search for identity unfolds like a runaway #6 train amid the backdrop of a long-gone New York City. Adapted from Michele's 2010 memoir Fish Out Of Agua: My Life on Neither Side of the (Subway) Tracks.
Michele Carlo has told stories across the U.S., including at the Clearwater-on-the-Hudson Arts & Music festival, the MOTH’s GrandSlams and Mainstage shows in NYC, on NPR and the PBS TV series “Stories from the Stage.” She is the author of the NYC-set memoir Fish Out Of Agua: My Life on Neither Side of the (Subway) Tracks (Citadel, 2010) and hosts a radio show/podcast called “Fish Out Of Agua” on Radio Free Brooklyn, showcasing under-the-radar NYC artists.