In the spirit of Giving Tuesday and considering the question of “Why?” … Why donate to No, YOU Tell It! Why do I, personally, put so much work in? The answer resides in these words of trepidation that I often hear from participants about the value of their personal story:
“Why had I agreed to do this? Who was I to even attempt a prose form? A performance piece? Why did I think I deserved to have any kind of attention?” – poet Pichchenda Bao, NYTI “aMuse”
The NYTI creative team gives each show our all because we believe:
YOUR SLICE OF LIFE IS AS VALUABLE AS ANYONE ELSE’S IN THE WORLD!
Everything we do is worth witnessing storytellers speak each other’s words aloud to empower their voices on the page and stage. In 2019, we:
Worked with 17 storytellers
Curated 3 live shows
Plus 1 special student story swap event!
Produced 6 new podcast episodes
All to give life and attention to the value of each other’s stories.
As of today, we need 23 people to donate $25 to REACH our 2019 goal of $5000 raised! Can you be one of them?
Adored working with the amazing students in Legal Outreach’s College Bound program. Swapping stories No, YOU Tell It! style this past Saturday gave participants and audience members a new perspective on what they want to shine forth with their college application essays.
4 storytellers, 3 creative team members, 2 two-hour story workshops to develop the pieces on the page, 1 personalized rehearsal session with each storyteller to help them best embody their partner’s story on stage = an unforgettable evening of No, YOU Tell It! “Snapped!” stories for a PACKED house at Dixon Place.
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Thank you again to our amazing audience last night and a special shout out to Lambda Literary for helping us curate this invigorating evening of Queer Storytelling with a Twist.
Happy Pride everyone!! Keep the storytelling going!
Get lit(erary) for Pride 2019 as fellows from Lambda Literary team up with my storytelling series No, YOU Tell It! for a night of queer nonfiction with a twist: Each participant develops their own true-life tale on the page and then trades scripts with a partner to present each other’s story on stage.
These four storytellers have been working with the No, YOU Tell It! creative team for the past month to turn out and trade tales inspired by the theme “Snapped!”
Mariam Bazeed, Lambda Literary Fellow
Kent D. Wolf, The Friedrich Agency
Robb Leigh Davis, Meditation on a Theme
Naomi Gordon-Loebl, Lambda Literary Fellow
Don’t miss this special night of queer story swapping coming up on June 11th at Dixon Place! Doors/Drinks at 7 pm. Stories start right at 7:30.
It’s FREE and oh have we got some stories for you…
Some pics from a lovely night at the 2019 Queens Council on the Arts Awards Ceremony.
Honored to celebrate my “switched-up” storytelling series No, YOU Tell It! (noyoutellit.com) alongside these amazing Queens artists.
Click here to listen to our recent “Crafty” show at The Astoria Bookshop made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Subscribe to the No, YOU Tell It! podcast on iTunes or AudioBoom for more switched-up storytelling from our live shows.