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.
Animals is the theme of the 73rd TELL, on Saturday, May 15, 2021, 6 to 7:30 PM (EDT). Featuring: Rawya El Chab, Kenny Hahn, and Fernando Vieira.
The event will take place on Zoom.
Registration on Eventbrite is required in order to receive the Zoom meeting link on the day of the event.
Suggested donation $10 to benefit the storytellers and the Bureau.
All are welcome to join, with or without a donation.
You can make a donation when you register on Eventbrite.
Drae Campbell is an actor and performer who has appeared on stages all over NYC and on the internet, movies and tv. She’s been spotted on the tv shows New Amsterdam and Bull and on the web series Dinette directed by Shaina Feinberg. She can also be found online on Refinery29, IFC.Com and BRICTV to name a few. Some fave stage acting credits: Only You Can Prevent Wildfires, Ricochet Collective, Non-Consensual Relationships With Ghosts, La Mama, My Old Man, Dixon Place, Oph3lia at HERE, The Nosebleed at The Public Theatre. Drae also appeared as a radical lesbian in Taylor Mac’s 24 Decade History Of Popular Music at St. Ann’s Warehouse. Drae’s been hosting and curating TELL at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division for 7 plus years. If you like queer stories, TELL is also a Podcast! www.
Rawya El Chab is a Brooklyn-based performance artist and theater-maker from Beirut, Lebanon. A multidisciplinary storyteller, Rawya’s career trajectory combines classical training in theatre with contemporary art and community engagement, with extensive experiences in physical, interactive, and street interventions. She has performed in major productions, working with leading theatre and cinema directors in Lebanon. Coming of age in the aftermath of the Civil War in Beirut, she has come to understand and experience theater and art as a critical space and practice where the state of emergency is suspended to give place for social, ethical and aesthetic reflections. Her philosophy and vision emphasize the democratization of the tools of theater as a means to respond and dismantle oppression and the reclaiming of public space as an extension of art-practice. Her process is immersed in ludic practices, engaging with ideas and concepts, and developing performances as a social commentary. Since she moved to New York in 2018, she has joined the Target Margin Theater working on several projects. She’s currently writing, directing and performing a piece, in collaboration with Aline Salloum, titled The Meltdown, that will feature during the Global Forms Festival at the Rattlestick Theater, on the 3d of June 2021.
Kenny Hahn (he/She) is a queer actor, playwright, director, devised theatre-maker, comedian, and passionate pie-maker. His play, Love Me Tender, premiered at the Wild Project Theater in September 2018, he performed at NYWinterfest 2019 and the Prague Fringe Festival 2019 with the show “In The Woods Where the Men Work, and he will be competing in this years YAAASFest Comedy Festival at the Broadway Comedy Club. Her pies can be tasted at any Hahn family dinner, or if she likes you, your family dinner.
Fernando Vieira is an Ecuadorian born, New York-based writer, director, and performer. Most of his works document the effect of heteronormativity and misogyny on the lives of women and queer individuals. In 2016, he debuted as a playwright with the monologue “Me voy porque puedo,” (I’m leaving because I can), which he also directed. His latest play “Goodbye, Little George,” explores the subject of gender identity and homophobia. He recently debuted a documented performance titled “Unlabeled”, where he discusses life as a queer non-conforming person. Vieira has been part of artistic cohorts at institutions such as NYFA, Creative Capital, and Leslie-Lohman Museum.