TELL 91: FIRE (in person & live-streaming)

Fri Apr 19 2024 at 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Bureau of General Services-Queer Division | New York

Bureau of General Services-Queer Division
Publisher/HostBureau of General Services-Queer Division
TELL 91: FIRE (in person & live-streaming) TELL is an evening of story telling from the mouths and minds of queers in NYC hosted by Drae Campbell at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division since February 2014.
The theme of the 91st TELL is FIRE. Featuring storytellers Christen Clifford, Léoh Hailu-Ghermay, Klondyke, and Marg Suarez.
This event will take place in person at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division, on the second floor (room 210) of The LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC, 10011.
Registration is not required. Seating is first come, first served.
Also live-streaming on the Bureau’s YouTube channel:
Suggested donation to benefit the storytellers and the Bureau: $10.
All are welcome to attend, with or without a donation.

DRAE CAMPBELL’s first performance was at age 5 in a nightclub opening for a punk band. Drae has a BFA in Theater from The University of Arts in Philadelphia. Some Theater credits include: The Nosebleed (Lincoln Center Theater), Only You Can Prevent Wildfires (Ricochet Collective), Non-Consensual Relationships with Ghosts (La MaMa), My Old Man (Dixon Place), Oph3lia(HERE). TV includes “New Amsterdam,” “Bull ” and “Dinette ” (web series, directed by Shaina Feinberg). Drae has been hosting and curating TELL for more than 9 years which is now a SILVER Signal Award-winning podcast of the same name.

Christen Clifford is a mother, artist, and writer. She has been a Mainstage Storyteller at The Moth, a bartender, waiter, art model, salesperson at Victoria’s Secret, and is now a PT AssocIate Professor at The New School- which is a fancy way of saying adjunct. Her risograph art book BabyLove was acquired by the Thomas J Watson library at The Met. Her work has been written about in Artforum, Art in America, artnet, artnews, Hyperallergic, NYT, Chicago Tribune and on some right wing websites. She lives in Queens and online @cd_clifford

Léoh Hailu-Ghermay is a first generation Tigrayan-American, Black queer artist and advocate (and former Drae Campbell-backup-dog walker) living on occupied Munsee-Lenape and Canarsie Land. They begrudgingly work for nonprofits in order to do some small amount of good in this evil world and ecstatically spend their free time creating art and gathering community together. They’re a proud Aries (everyone say happy belated birthday) so there is literally no better theme for them. They’re excited as fuck.

Klondyke is an alien tragg*t superstar!!! Child of a black hole and a supernova, raised by a 4th dimensional rockstar. Experimental musical theatre composer, and first winner of Cakeboys Takes the Cake Competition they are here to terrorize norms out of existence through the great unifier: MUUUUSIIIIIC!

Marg Suarez is a tinkerer, troubleshooter, and lifetime learner. By day, Marg works as a veteran union elevator mechanic in a Midtown Manhattan high-rise; by night, Marg teaches apprentices to diagnose electronic elevator controls. On weekends you can find Marg carting kiddo to swim lessons and birthday parties on their electric cargo trike, organizing volunteers with a community-owned Wi-Fi network, or procrastinating about home improvement projects. Marg lives in Brooklyn with 1 beautiful spouse, 1 precocious 6-year-old, and 5 rescued cats.

Event Venue

Bureau of General Services-Queer Division, 200 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011-7702, United States,New York, New York

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