Big news! I’m proud to announce that I’ve been working hard on publishing a No, YOU Tell It! ten-year anthology collection with Palm Circle Press. In this anthology, you’ll find several stories from the past decade along with behind-the-scenes insights from storytellers and the NYTI creative team.
Coming in September! Stay tuned for more information!
What does your tax-deductible donation support? So happy you asked!
$25 helps provide literary prizes for story trivia at the live shows in support of local authors and independent bookstores.
$50 goes toward administrative fees, such as our Field membership and hosting costs for our website and podcast.
$100 supports the storytellers who commit hours of their time to two story development meetings and a theatrical rehearsal prior to the live show.
$300 secures experienced story coaches and directors who support our storytellers from page to stage.
$500 enables us to provide a professional live stream of the event to broadcast this unique event to an even larger audience. See what this looks like in the video below!
What separates our series is the collaborative time put into each show. This extensive workshop process is a blessing, but the time commitment can also be a challenge for participants and the creative team.
Therefore, as we strive toward a new decade of No, YOU Tell It!, we are dedicated to compensating all of the artists involved. Any size donation is greatly appreciated and goes to the artists.
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Thank you to all who have been a part of a wonderful 10 years!
We were rehearsing for our first show at Sunnyside Plays and looking forward to an in-person Lambda Literary story swap when COVID-19 cases exploded in NYC back in March. Our future quickly became uncertain and we weren’t sure if we’d be swapping stories ever again.
Despite technical difficulties, a different genre of performance, and a huge learning curve, we were pleased to deliver two virtual story swaps. We hope listening to the stories provided a needed respite.
Storytelling has both the power to elicit empathy and create connection, and though we couldn’t physically be together we hope both of these things came through the screen. We’re especially grateful to everyone who came out to support the storytellers. And if you missed the shows, check out our podcast!
Thank you so much to our storytellers, partners and sponsors, producers, and especially our audiences for making the best out of this chaotic virtual year.
Shows like these are possible because of your support – if you’d like to donate, you can do so here: thefield.org/sa/620242