TELL 13 500

TELL 13: Crushes

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TELL 13: Crushes
May 22, 2015 7:30 PM
May 22, 2015 10:00 PM
$5 to $10 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
(646) 358-1730
April 29, 2015
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
(646) 358-1730
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
TELL 13 500


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.

Crushes is the theme of the thirteenth installment of TELL. Featuring DJ Tikka Masala, Linda Saegert, Max Steele, and Elsa Waithe.

$5-10 suggested donation – no one turned away for lack of funds


Drae Campbell

Drae Campbell is a writer, actor, director, story teller, dancer, and nightlife emcee. Besides winning the 2011 Miss LEZ title, Drae has been featured on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and on stages all over NYC. Drae’s directing work has appeared in Iceland, NYC, Budapest and in the San Francisco Fringe Festival. The short film Drae wrote and starred in, YOU MOVE ME won the Audience Award for Outstanding Narrative Short at OUTFEST 2010 and has been shown in fesivals globally. She just won the grand prize at the first annual San Miguel De Allende Storytelling Festival in Mexico. Drae was dubbed “the next lezzie comedian on the block” by for her comedic stylings on the interwebs. Campbell throws a monthly party in Brooklyn called PRIME. Check her out online (her reel and her website and around town.



DJ Tikka Masala has been working in NYC nightlife since 2004, creating community on the dance floor, mixing a range of music that spans geographies, time and genres and responds intuitively to the audience at hand. She’s DJ-ed at the White House, Performa, Mass MOCA, Jacob’s Pillow, The Brooklyn Museum, and clubs all over the world. Tikka Masala, who is also multi-instrumentalist, composes and produces music for the Obie and Bessie award winning Brooklyn based feminist acrobatic dance company, LAVA, and has performed/scored live music at Dixon Place, The Mix Festival, BAM and BAX.

Hip Hop, House, classic reggae, global electronic music, South Asian folk music and classical traditions inspire her sensibilities in the studio and in the nightclub. During the day she works for Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice’s communications team.


Linda Saegert

Linda Saegert is a butch who currently works in sales. Being a Gemini, has had many careers: social worker, nurse, retail store manager and French Chef! In love with the woman of their dreams, they have 6 dogs! Linda also has 2 grown sons. Linda considers themself Genderqueer.


Max Steele

Max Steele is a performer and writer living in Brooklyn. He has presented work at Dixon Place, the New Museum, Deitch Projects, BAM, Joe’s Pub, Envoy Enterprises, PPOW Gallery, UPenn’s Kelly Writers’ House, the Afterglow Festival and the Queens Museum of Art. He writes the psychedelic porno poetry zine Scorcher, and his writing has been featured in Dossier Journal, Spank, East Village Boys, Birdsong, Vice, Noisey, and Best Gay Stories 2014. He has been an Artist in Residence at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange since 2012.



Elsa Waithe is a 26 year old comedian from Norfolk, Va. She’s a 3x winner of the ViRginia Beach Funnybone’s Clash of the Comics. Comedian, Actor, Motivational Speaker, Epicenter of every awesome party, and Inventor of the Nike Swoosh.