May 18 2023 @ 7:00PM
- 7:00 – 7:30: *Reception featuring Queens “Here & Gone” artwork by Yelena Tylkina
- 7:30 – 9:00: Switched-up Storytelling!
*Drinks and snacks available for purchase.
We’ll also be streaming the show LIVE from our Facebook page at 7:30 if you want to join virtually.
Plus, a chance to win story trivia prizes featuring Queens “Here & Gone” artwork! If you aren’t a winner, click here to purchase “Here & Gone” artwork and more on Yelena’s Fine Art America page.
For this special show, storytellers worked with producer Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons and story coaches Tim Lindner and Pichchenda Bao to engage with Queens “Here & Gone” Highlights featuring the history of the Westinghouse Time Capsule, North Beach, Astoria Pool Sentinels, and The First Photocopy to inspire their personal stories on the page.
Take a look as they swap stories to embody their partner’s culture, identity, and life experience on stage!
Two Continents and a Whole New Ballgame by Lakshmi Gandhi, performed by Dan Jessup, directed by Ellie Dvorkin Dunn
The Certainty of Here by Dan Jessup, performed by Lakshmi Gandhi, directed by Ellie Dvorkin Dunn
My Book About Water by Olena Jennings, performed by Rosalie Chandler, directed by Erika Iverson
Peace Through Understanding by Rosalie Chandler, performed by Olena Jennings, directed by Erika Iverson
Thank you, thank you to everyone who made this night possible!
Special thanks to Rosalie Chandler, Bob Singleton, and Ava Vitali for helping us create these Queens “Here & Gone” highlights. The Greater Astoria Historical Society is the place to learn and celebrate Long Island City and its neighborhoods. Learn more at astorialic.org.
This project is supported by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, Statewide Community Regrants Program (formerly the Decentralization program) with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and administered by Flushing Town Hall.
This project is made possible (in part) with public funds from the Queens Arts Fund, a re-grant program supported by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by New York Foundation for the Arts.
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