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.
TBD is the theme of the seventh installment of TELL, featuring Hadassah Damien (aka Damien Luxe), Ariel “Speedwagon” Federow, Chris Roberts, and Anita Dolce Vita.
Our host, Drae Campbell just won the grand prize at the first annual San Miguel De Allende Storytelling Festival in Mexico.
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. Drae was dubbed “the next lezzie comedian on the block” by AfterEllen.com for her comedic stylings on the interwebs. Campbell throws a monthly party in Brooklyn called PRIME. Check her out online and around town. www.draecampbell.com
Hadassah Damien is a multimedia artist & performer, organizer, and writer who you may have encountered onstage as Damien Luxe. Damien entered graduate school to learn about how protest arts work in radical political history and came out with this research. She’s lectured on radicalism in art at Yale, Duke, UT Austin, U of Toronto, and other fancy places as well as on barroom floors, in barns, and in backyards. [She prefers the latter.] She’s co-producer of the Heels on Wheels Glitter Roadshow, the Opentoe Peepshow Salon series, contributes collaborative technology services to many queer, arts, and social justice organizations, and writes about tech, power, perversion, and art at www.femmetech.org
Ariel “Speedwagon” Federow‘s work has been seen on Broadway, Lafayette, Houston, Chrystie, Fulton, N 6th, and many of the finer streets of NYC and beyond. Venues: Dixon Place, the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics, the Bowery Poetry Club, WoW Theater Cafe, Hey Queen!, Rebel Cupcake, In the Flesh, BAX, the Bureau of General Services: Queer Divison, LaMama ETC. Company member: the Ballez, Butch Burlesque, AO Movement Collective. Works With: Coral Short, Jenny Romaine, Susana Cook, Quito Ziegler, Daniel Rosza Lang/Levitsky, the Aftselokhis Spectacle Committee. Resident reporter, Sarah Jenny News Network. Reigning dapperQ of the year. Co-curator of Deadline, a queer works-in-progress series. 2012 Hemispheric Institute Affiliated Emerging Artist. Miss JewSA 5772. Bingo host. Clown.
Chris Roberts is an artist, writer, and chef working on the MIX festival and a forthcoming second zine of ingredient-based adventures in cooking.