Big Talent in a Small Space: The Best Musicians & Storytellers Perform Monthly Second Thursdays From 8:00 to 10:00 PM. 


Out by 10: Music & Stories new logo by Lilli   OUT by 10 NAMED  “SUCCESSFUL PROJECT” BY FRACTURED ATLAS

We are so honored that Fractured Atlas, the organization that provides nonprofit fiscal sponsorship for us has selected Out by 10 from among its over 66,000 members as one of its “successful projects.”    *** Check out the story about how OB10 began and how we do what we do.

OUT BY 10 Is Officially a Fiscally-Sponsored Nonprofit:

Donations Are Tax-Deductible

IN A NUTSHELL: We are the only nonprofit monthly NYC performance series presenting both storytellers & musicians.  

Out by 10’s goals set us apart: In a time when Americans feel more divided than ever, we create an intimate space where people can connect and explore what it means to be human — through music & storytelling.

Here’s another thing that sets us apart: We support artists, paying our performers, unlike many venues, so we can help them earn a living doing what they love.

We aim to change the world, one story, one song, at a time.



smiley donate buttonYou can make a TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION to Out by 10 – Support artists and the community of storytellers and musicians who speak the truth and enrich all our lives. 

Make Your Voice Heard — Support the Truthtellers — DONATE NOW

It’s tax deductible and worth every penny. :<}






Out by 10 producer, Susan Seliger, raises her hand to the crowd.Co-Founder and Producer, Susan Seliger hand-picks the most exciting and funniest musicians and storytellers in a clean stage-lighted place in Manhattan. Every 2nd Thursday of the month, from 8-to-10 PM, we do the impossible: entertain you.

Health Warning: There will be moments of intense guffawing, flashes of insight, feelings of deep connection to perfect strangers, and/or teary-eye-blurring (side-effects vary).

Bonus: Someone will win a FREE bottle of wine. PLUS it’s BYOB so you save $$$. And you get to really listen to the funniest, wisest and most talented storytellers & musicians in an intimate space with no noisy bar service to interrupt the mood.

Our Performers: They’re amazing top-notch pros who will will send your spirits soaring — you may just laugh so loud you’ll embarrass yourself. You’ve been warned.   :<}


Out by 10's new venue, NoHoSound 62 Coper Square,

You’ll love our new space — it combines the excellent acoustics with the intimacy you know and love about Out by 10. 

Noho Sound Showroom at 62 Cooper Square (between Astor Place and E. 4th) in the beautiful Carl Fischer (music publisher) Building across from the landmark Cooper Union. Noho Sound’s owners support great music and live arts performances, and. oh yes, carry the world’s finest premium & hi-end home stereo hifi equipment. (Subways W, R, Q, 1, 5, 6 and a parking garage right next door.)


Out by 10 is Getting Great Press:

Out by 10 hits the big time — we were featured in The New York Times’ Spare Times Section several times.   And Time Out, too.

Here is what they said:


The New York Times features Out by 10 as an Editor's Pick in the New York Times -- the 4th time featured.



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Arts Section: Feb. 11, 2019


Out by 10 is an Editor’s Pick — one of nine recommended fun places to go to  — for Valentine’s Day. It’s the 4th time the NYTimes has featured Out by 10. 




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Spare Times Feb. 12, 2016 Spoken Word:

This spoken-word series, founded by the writer Susan Seliger, celebrates Valentine’s Day with two shows that provide humorous takes on the holiday. Guests include Ophira Eisenberg, host of the NPR game show “Ask Me Another”; Wendy Suzuki, a doctor and professor of neural science and psychology at New York University; and Sean Altman, a singer-songwriter who co-wrote the theme song to the PBS series “Where In the World Is Carmen Sandiego?.” At 7 and 8:45 p.m., John Strasberg Studios, 555 Eighth Avenue, between 37th and 38th Streets,



NYTimes features Out by 10 Oct. 2015

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Spare Times Oct 9, 2015 Spoken Word

Out by 10 (Friday) This salon-style evening is back for a new season, starting with music and performances by three winners of the Moth’s StorySlam.”


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Spare Times March 20,2015 Spoken Word

Out by Ten (Thursday) Joseph Keckler, a storyteller with a three-octave vocal range, hosts this monthly performance series featuring stories and music. The program will be followed by an open mike. At 7:30 p.m., Spectrum NYC, 121 Ludlow Street, second floor, Lower East Side,






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TIME OUT SAYS: “Susan Seliger’s beloved storytelling night gives you a lot of bang for your buck….This show has a hearty following, so be sure to grab tickets early.” 















PURE WOW also featured Out by 10 — and that’s a big WOW for us.

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More About Producer/Host Susan Seliger:  

You’re right, it is not all about her, but try telling her that. 

More about her life as a recovering journalist, author, troublemaker, some of her clips, career detailsand how she started Out by 10. 


In her own words…

I am a recovering journalist. Journalism is all about telling stories — true stories (I grew up in an era before “alternate facts”).

I’ve told stories in every medium the law allows. I’ve worked in:

*Newspapers: The New York Times and The National Observer, a sister-paper to the Wall Street Journal

*Magazines: Deputy Editor of Magazine Development at Hearst, Deputy Editor of Good Housekeeping, Deputy Editor and Associate Publisher of Working Mother

*Books: I’m the author of the health book “Stop Killing Yourself: Make Stress Work for You” (Putnam’s) and ghostwriter of “Wonderful Marriage” (Ben Bella Books).

*Online: I’ve launched and re-launched a dozen sites, from small start-ups to big established leaders,  helping launch several new channels for and consulting on the The Rockefeller Foundation’s re-launch of its entire site.

* Publications: My work has appeared in The New York Times,, New York Magazine,, The Washington Post, The Miami Herald, The Chicago Tribune, The Detroit News, The Economist, Travel & Leisure, Redbook, Self, Good Housekeeping, Working Mother, USA Today, Reader’s Digest, The Washingtonian, Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel, Family Circle, The National Observer. The Baltimore News American*.

(If you have trouble sleeping, read my clips here. Or get more sordid career details on my LinkedIn page.)

*** Life After Journalism — Out by 10: But as you may have noticed, many of those media outlets are dead or dying. I figured there had to be life after journalism. I was ready for a change. I got divorced, wrote and performed a one-woman show about Life, Love and Dating at several NYC venues. Then, a friend, who had been gathering people together to perform in a guy’s living room periodically downtown said she was tired of doing that and asked me to take it over. The timing was perfect. I made a few changes — I changed the name to Out by 10: Music & Stories: Big Talent in a Small Space, honed the focus to storytelling and music (my two passions), searched for the best talent, changed the venue, launched a website, a logo, a Facebook page, twitter feeds, Instagram,  cultivated a mailing list. And boom — there we were.

It turned out that nearly all the stuff I did in my career before was preparing me to create Out by 10, but I didn’t know it. Funny, isn’t it?



Posted at March 12th, 2014 by admin.
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