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TELL 29: BIRTHDAYS—Special Edition for Bureau’s 4th Birthday!

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TELL 29: BIRTHDAYS—Special Edition for Bureau’s 4th Birthday!
November 19, 2016 7:00 PM
November 19, 2016 9:30 PM
$10 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
(646) 358-1730
November 7, 2016
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 29 Birthdays final


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.

In honor of the Bureau’s 4th birthday, BIRTHDAYS is the theme of the twenty-ninth installment of TELL. Featuring Skye CabreraMichael Bret Cohen, Miss Crimson Kitty, and Dora Vargas!


Come celebrate the Bureau’s 4th birthday with this special birthday edition of TELL! Cake will be served!


$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. 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 with Rebecca Drysdale, YOU MOVE ME won the Audience Award for Outstanding Narrative Short at OUTFEST 2010 and has been shown in festivals globally. Drae won the grand prize at the first annual San Miguel De Allende Storytelling Festival in Mexico. She once reigned as Miss LEZ and also got dubbed “the next lezzie comedian on the block” by for her comedic stylings on the interwebs. Campbell hosts and curates a monthly queer storytelling show called TELL at BGSQD. Check her out online!



Sky Cabrera

Skye Cabrera is a Poet / Musician from the Bronx who has been performing since 2009 at venues such as Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Brooklyn Historical Society, The Bronx Museum, Apt 78, the Hispanic Panic series and more. She is the author of two poetry books, “Music for Caterpillars” in 2011 and most recently “Meet me at the Cube”.
In 2013 her Spoken Word video “when a woman speaks” was featured on Madonna’s Art for Freedom project.
Her work reflects the urban inner city queer experience, angst, love, identity and purpose.


michael bret

Michael Bret Cohen has worked in the adult entertainment industry and is one of the subjects of “The Red Umbrella Diaries”, a doc about a sex worker reading series which is touring the film festival circuit. He is currently working on a book of essays and has completed a poetry chapbook he is self publishing in the new year about his last 3 years on the road and roadside traveling through America. His NSFW blog:


Photo By David Ayllon

Photo By David Ayllon

Called the female-on-female drag pioneer by Time Out New York, Miss Crimson Kitty is taking drag culture by storm one perfected lip-synch at a time! The drag daughter of Rebecca Glasscock of Rupaul’s Drag Race The Lost Season, she has created a haven for other queens at LADYQUEEN which is NYC’s only all female drag revue and created an education revolution by creating LadyQueen University; A 6 week workshop designed to turn any Lady into a LadyQueen!

Crimson has been featured in the press such as the Huffington Post, Oyxgen, Time Out, and Next Magazine for her gender illusionist skills and is known both nationally and internationally as one of the top reigning queens in her field. As a title holder for Dragnet and nominated for many nightlife awards, she is representing a realm of drag much overlooked in the community and aims to change the perception of drag solely based on gender.

Photo by David Ayllon


dora pic

Dora Vargas is a Brooklyn native who dabbles in music and songwriting. She is mostly known as a singer among her friends and acquaintances. She has performed at such venues as the Bureau, karaoke night at Ginger’s, the Court St. R train station with a tin can, a lesbian wedding, and the shower.