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Storytelling, performance, and college admissions all at Symphony Space!

Mar 16 2023 @ 7:00PM

Storytelling, performance, and college admissions all tied together into one fun evening at Symphony Space. More info and tickets HERE!

Entertainers and educators trading true tales inspired by the theme “College Try” is an excellent way to encourage high school students to think about the story they want to tell with their college application essays.

High school students can sign up for a pre-show workshop with producers and college essay writing instructors Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons and Tim Lindner to jumpstart a college essay that will wow admissions officers.

Contact noyoutellit@gmail.com to register for the pre-show college essay workshop or to arrange for a block of tickets for your school.

Plus, play story trivia for fun literary prizes and donations made to Bottom Line on behalf of the winners.

Bottom Line partners with thousands of degree-aspiring students from under-resourced communities as they get into college, graduate, and go far in life. Learn more and get involved at bottomline.org.

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Mar 16 2023 @ 7:00PM

Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th St.)

Excited for Guest Creatives Ellie Dvorkin Dunn and Nicole Shawan Junior

Mar 16 2023 @ 7:00PM

We’re so excited Ellie Dvorkin Dunn, who hosted our recent Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event, is returning as a story director and host along with the fantastic Nicole Shawan Junior!

You don’t want to miss this Symphony Space show. In-person and live-stream tickets available here. Get yours today!

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Mar 16 2023 @ 7:00PM

Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th St.)

Welcome “College Try” Storytellers!

Mar 16 2023 @ 7:00PM

World Read Aloud Day feels like a perfect time to share our four “College Try” storytellers who will trade true tales and speak each other’s words aloud, empowering voices on the page and Symphony Space stage!

Learn more about the show, storytellers, and save your seat by CLICKING HERE for info and to buy tickets. In-Person and Live Stream available. See you on March 16th and spread the word!!

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Mar 16 2023 @ 7:00PM

Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th St.)

Next Up: Symphony Space on March 16th!

Thrilled to share that our first show of 2023 is at SYMPHONY SPACE. Follow @noyoutellit on Insta for updates!

More info and buy your in-person or livestream tickets here.

Check out the No, YOU Tell It! Ten-Year Anthology 2022 available from Palm Circle Press in paperback or e-Book to learn how the collaborative nature of our series makes writing and performing personal narratives accessible, empathetic, and transformative.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch live streams from our 2022 season and more.

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Look! “Punch Up” Program (In-Person and Virtual Show)

Sep 26 2022 @ 7:00PM

Our Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event hosted by Ellie Dvorkin Dunn is tonight! In-person at Culture Lab, LIC or WATCH HERE virtually via YouTube.

Doors 6:30 / Show starts at 7 pm!

FREE but we’ll be collecting donations for Friends with Four Paws with a match for the first $50. Want to donate directly? Venmo @friendswith-fourpaws or via their website.

Plus, a chance to win the No, YOU Tell It! Ten-Year Anthology 2022, now available to order in paperback and eBook (with links to listen to all the stories via our podcast).

Take a look at these four storytellers who have been developing their “Punch Up” tales on the page with guest story coach and NYTI alum Pichchenda Bao. Tonight, they’ll step into their partners’ shoes and perform each other stories on stage.

TONIGHT’S STORIES!

Confection Resolution written by Matt Storrs, performed by Maria Rubio, and directed by KJ Fitzsimmons

The Great Unknowns written by Maria Rubio, performed by Matt Storrs, and directed by KJ Fitzsimmons

Shaman Says written by Jenn Wehrung, performed by Aida Zilelian, and directed by Ellie Dvorkin Dunn

One Final Lesson written by Aida Zilelian, performed by Jenn Wehrung, and directed by Ellie Dvorkin Dunn

Thank you, thank you to everyone who made this night possible!

THIS IS AN OFFICIAL 2022 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL BOOKEND EVENT

This show is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
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Sep 26 2022 @ 7:00PM

Culture Lab LIC, (5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, New York, NY 11101)

Meet “Punch Up” Storyteller Matt Storrs

Sep 26 2022 @ 7:00PM

Rehearsals start tomorrow for Monday’s show. Our storytellers have worked together over the past weeks to develop their true tales on the page. After trading tales, they each work one-on-one with a NYTI director to help embody their story partner’s experience on stage.

Before they begin, let’s meet our final “Punch Up” storyteller, Matt Storrs!!

Matt Storrs is a comedian and storyteller based out of NYC and originally from Phoenix, AZ.

Matt created and performed his one-person show “Portly Lutheran Know-It-All” (Frigid Festival, Denver Fringe Festival, Providence FringePVD). 

He has also been featured in Vox. Matt brings his religious and legal background to the stage with his sharp stories and esoteric comedy. 

Matt Storrs is a humor person.

RSVP via FB or email noyoutellit@gmail.com. You can also watch a live stream of the show here!

THIS IS AN OFFICIAL 2022 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL BOOKEND EVENT

This show is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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Sep 26 2022 @ 7:00PM

Culture Lab LIC, (5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, New York, NY 11101)

Meet “Punch Up” Storyteller Aida Zilelian

Sep 26 2022 @ 7:00PM

Our storytellers are busy revising their true tales on the page before flipping scripts to rehearse each other’s stories this weekend. We are so excited about our Bookend Event on Monday and can’t wait for you to meet our next storyteller, Aida Zilelian!

Aida Zilelian is a first-generation American-Armenian writer, educator, and storyteller from Queens, NY. Her debut novel The Legacy of Lost Things was published in 2015 and was the recipient of the 2014 Tololyan Literary Award. Aida has been featured on NPR, The Huffington Post, Kirkus Reviews, Poets & Writers, and various reading series throughout Queens and Manhattan. She is also the curator of Boundless Tales, which was one of the longest-running reading series in Queens, NY. Her short story collection These Hills Were Meant for You was shortlisted for the 2018 Katherine Anne Porter Award. Aida’s most recently completed novel, All the Ways We Lied, is forthcoming in January 2024 (Keylight Books). 

RSVP via FB or email noyoutellit@gmail.com. You can also watch a live stream of the show here!

THIS IS AN OFFICIAL 2022 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL BOOKEND EVENT

This show is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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Sep 26 2022 @ 7:00PM

Culture Lab LIC, (5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, New York, NY 11101)

Meet “Punch Up” Storyteller Jenn Wehrung

Sep 26 2022 @ 7:00PM

Our second storyteller, Jenn Wehrung, is returning for her second NYTI show! Give a listen to Jenn trading “Three Strikes” tales here.

Learn more about Jenn below and join us at QED Astoria TONIGHT where she is hosting a special one-night-only “Laugh It Up, Astoria!” with fellow NYTI alum Liz Simons.

Jenn Wehrung is a comic, writer, former burlesque queen, and dog lover! She performs at clubs and holes-in-the-wall all over NYC and beyond including QED, Stand Up NY, that one bar on the LES, and even The Royal Hall For Cornwall in England! She has been featured on the Mortified podcast, heard on BBC radio, and made jokes at the New York Comedy Fest. She co-hosts the drink-a-long podcast, Bottled Up! and posts a LOT of pics of her dog on Instagram.

RSVP via FB or email noyoutellit@gmail.com. You can also watch a live stream of the show here!

THIS IS AN OFFICIAL 2022 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL BOOKEND EVENT

This show is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Event Information

Sep 26 2022 @ 7:00PM

Culture Lab LIC, (5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, New York, NY 11101)

Meet “Punch Up” Storyteller Maria Rubio

Sep 26 2022 @ 7:00PM

The Brooklyn Book Festival starts Sunday! Our Bookend Event is less than a week away so it’s time to meet our first storyteller Maria Rubio.

Learn more about Maria below and check out the other Bookend Events happening citywide next week.

Maria Rubio is a writer of poetry, prose, and scripts for both stage and screen. She is also a registered nurse, educator, and consultant specializing in psychiatry, mental health, and sexual education.

Come to Culture Lab, LIC on Monday to see Maria trade true tales with her story partner.

RSVP via FB or email noyoutellit@gmail.com. You can also watch a live stream of the show here!

THIS IS AN OFFICIAL 2022 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL BOOKEND EVENT

This show is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Event Information

Sep 26 2022 @ 7:00PM

Culture Lab LIC, (5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, New York, NY 11101)

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Meet “Punch Up” Host Ellie Dvorkin Dunn

Sep 26 2022 @ 7:00PM

One week until our Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event! What better way to celebrate the release of the No, YOU Tell It! Ten-Year Anthology 2022 than giving away copies as part of “Punch Up” story trivia?

Bonus! We have a special guest host: Ellie Dvorkin Dunn, “aMuse” storyteller, anthology contributor, and co-host of Circling the Drain, a Perimenopausal Podcast About the Period Before You Stop Getting Your Period. Learn more about Ellie below and see you at the show! Click here to RSVP via FB.

Ellie Dvorkin Dunn is an entertainer/writer/host who has been hailed as “outrageous” by The New York Times and “ready for prime time” by The New York Post. Her storytelling has been featured in shows such as Risk!, Generation Women, and No, YOU Tell It!, and her writing has been published in Dame Magazine and the soon-to-be-released book Moms Who Kill, a collection of essays by comedians who also happen to be mothers. Her most recent project is co-producing Circling the Drain, a Perimenopausal Podcast About the Period Before You Stop Getting Your Period. Please listen and subscribe!

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Sep 26 2022 @ 7:00PM

Culture Lab LIC, (5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, New York, NY 11101)

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