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.
Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau and the storytellers.
You can make a donation when you register on the Eventbrite page. Thank you for supporting the Bureau and TELL!
All are welcome to join, with or without a donation.
Once you have registered on Eventbrite you will receive an email with the link you need to join the event on Zoom–or you can simply return to the Eventbrite page for the event and click on “Access the event.” But you will only be able to access this AFTER you have registered.
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.
olaiya olayemi is a blk/trans/femme/womxxxn/anti-
Shomi Noise is a musician, DJ, writer and storyteller with an established reputation in the Brooklyn queer underground scene. She uses music to share empowering messages with the world through creative sets that mix various genres & sounds ranging from Latin, punk, hip-hop, reggae, and pop. She is also the lead singer of the Selena Quintanilla punk tribute band Amor Prohibido.
Chewy May is a comic born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She has over 20 years of social awkwardness under her belt which fuels her comedy mind and her perspective on life.
Has been featured on:
Brooklyn Pride Comedy Show (Brooklyn, NY) – 2016
Crosstown Comedy Festival (New York, NY) – 2016
Nasty Women Unite Fest (Queens, NY) – 2017
Stand Up NY Comedy Festival (New York, NY) 2017
ThunderFest (Allston, MA) 2017
Harlem Comedy Festival (New York, NY) 2017
She-Devil Comedy Festival (New York, NY) 2017
Hell Yes Fest (New Orleans, LA) 2018
Calvin S. Cato has performed all across the United States and has even crossed the border into Canada. His television appearances include the Game Show Network, Oxygen’s My Crazy Love, National Geographic’s Brain Games, and an unaired pilot for Vice Media called Emergency Black Meeting. His work has been featured in numerous festivals including San Francisco Sketchfest, Brooklyn Pride, Gotham Storytelling Festival and the Women in Comedy Festival. In addition, you may have heard him on Sirius XM or on the popular podcasts RISK!, Guys We F*cked, Las Culturistas, and Keith and the Girl. In 2017, Calvin was named one of Time Out New York’s Queer Comics of Color to Watch Out For. In 2021, Calvin contributed to Kweendom, an anthology of essays written by queer comedians.