TELL 9 final 500

TELL 9: Surprises

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TELL 9: Surprises
January 24, 2015 7:30 PM
January 24, 2015 10:00 PM
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
(646) 358-1730
January 12, 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 9 final 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.

Surprises is the theme of the ninth installment of TELL, featuring Becca BlackwellHarvey KatzElana Lancaster, and Katia Perea!

$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.




Becca Blackwell is a NYC based performer. They act in a lot of stuff and make their own work.



Harvey Katz

Harvey Katz is a spoken word artist and storyteller who became a woman in front of a seated congregation in Miami before becoming a man in the Deep South. Currently he travels the country providing educational workshops on transgender identity and performing on stages large and small under the pseudonym Athens Boys Choir.

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Elana Lancaster is an LGBT health advocate and occasional storyteller who lives in Brooklyn. He is a Moth StorySLAM winner, and has been featured on the Story Collider podcast. The two best compliments he’s ever received were “You talk to people about sperm like you were teaching them how to make waffles,” and “I would trust you with my life if I didn’t know you so well.”



Katia Perea

Katia Perea lives in Brooklyn and is a serious cartoon fan. She has a PhD in Sociology from the New School for Social Research specialized in television girl cartoons, popular culture theory and media studies. She is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at CUNY (City University New York) and is currently researching the Brony community for her upcoming book, “Girl Cartoons” due out soon.