About Every Family's Got One

Barbara Herel is the founder and producer of Every Family's Got One. She is a writer and storyteller, wife and mother, and a recovering middle child. (You bet she has some stories to tell.) You can find her work in places like, Scary Mommy, Motherly, Adoptive Families, on page 135 in the anthology Tick Tock: Essays on Becoming a Parent After 40 (published by Dottir Press), and right here on Every Family’s Got One.

Let’s Catch Up!

Let’s catch up on all things EFGO (finally!) … about the June show in Southampton and about what’s coming up this fall. Back Row: Ax Norman, Barbara Herel, Tony Mennuto, Kim Como. Front Row: Johanne Pelletier, Angela Derecas Taylor, Sandi Marx, Ronna Levy. Neil Kramer Photography First, my apologies for the delay in catching up. Between a great family getaway, a not-so-great bout of Covid, and a “big fat nothing great about it” health scare that landed my dad in the hospital I got a little behind. I won’t leave you hanging about the personal stuff so [...]

2022-08-02T14:25:06-04:00August 3, 2022|Comments Off on Let’s Catch Up!

Southampton EFGO Show is Weeks Away

  Saving you a seat for our Southampton EFGO show. (Original public domain image from Wikimedia Commons) Our Southampton EFGO show is weeks away, and we want to see your shining face in our audience. PLEASE JOIN US Date: Saturday, June 25, 2022 Time: 8 PM Location: The Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, NY Price: $45 GET YOUR TICKETS HERE  Pre-party begins at 7 PM in the Art Gallery! Come for free wine, soda, snacks – and a stunning array of artwork from NY artists that you can buy. EFGO show begins promptly at 8 PM in [...]

2022-06-02T11:33:40-04:00June 8, 2022|Comments Off on Southampton EFGO Show is Weeks Away


2022 EFGO Cast Announcement Our 2022 EFGO cast is an exciting mix of talented people – Moth story-slam winners, actors, writers, foodies, Canadians – each sharing a captivating true story about their family. I’m ecstatic to be hosting this exceptional group of storytellers. Please meet your 2022 EFGO cast… Kim Como  Ronna Levy  Sandi Marx  Ax Norman Tony Mennuto Johanne Pelletier Angela Derecas Taylor Tickets are on SALE NOW 2022 EFGO SHOW: WHEN: Saturday, June 25 at 8 PM WHERE: The Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, NY Doors open at 7 PM for complimentary beverages & [...]

2022-06-02T10:22:03-04:00April 7, 2022|Comments Off on 2022 EFGO CAST ANNOUNCEMENT!

EFGO Joining Forces with Dawn Nagle Gallery

EFGO Joins Forces with Dawn Nagle Gallery   EFGO is joining producing forces with Dawn Nagle Gallery. For those of you who don’t know the lovely and talented Dawn Nagle, she is an artist, writer, designer, musician – and my best friend since the 7th grade. (Seriously how could we not collaborate?) Especially since... The Southampton Cultural Center is home to not only a spacious 160-seat theater, where we'll perform EFGO on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 8 PM, but also a beautiful art gallery -- where Dawn is curating a fantastic art show culled from New York-area artists. [...]

2022-03-29T10:33:25-04:00March 30, 2022|Comments Off on EFGO Joining Forces with Dawn Nagle Gallery

2022 Call for Family Stories!

2022 Call for Family Stories! EFGO is back on stage and headed to Southampton! STORYTELLERS WANTED Every Family’s Got One is calling for amazing true family stories that only you can tell – stories that are hilarious. Or tragic. Or awe-inspiring. (Yes, THAT family story.) Interested in telling yours live on stage? Here’s what you need to know… WHEN AND WHERE: Saturday, June 25 @ 8 PM at the Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, NY. HOW TO SUBMIT: We are looking for fully written stories, about 5-8 minutes when read aloud. Please video yourself telling your story. Or, [...]

2022-02-04T17:58:08-05:00February 2, 2022|Comments Off on 2022 Call for Family Stories!

Growing Up in Two Worlds

By Every Family's Got One Guest Writer, Jaya Rao-Herel Image by Rawpixel Growing Up in Two Worlds I’ve grown up in two worlds. Falling asleep at kirtans, soft hums of Indian songs drifting in the air, and also listening to my dad’s favorite Eagles song on repeat. I’ve grown up riding in rickshaws in India, and eating rice with my hands-off banana leaves, but also learning where to place utensils to properly set a table on Christmas; forks on the left, knives and spoons on the right. I’ve grown up... taking off my shoes at temples, but [...]

2022-01-24T15:58:16-05:00January 26, 2022|Comments Off on Growing Up in Two Worlds
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