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Episode 63 – What I Know (Part 2)

This first story takes us on the painful and isolating journey of struggling with stubborn fibroids. Kicking off the second half of our “What I Know” show, our storyteller must find the strength to physically and mentally overcome the enemy inside.

Here’s “Knowing is Half the Battle,” written by Sheria Mattis and performed by Michele Carlo.

What better way to celebrate Women’s History Month and 10 years of No, YOU Tell It! than this stellar storyteller swap introduced by their director Erika Iverson.

Story partners: Michele Carlo and Sheria Mattis

Switching it up, our final storyteller reflects on her youthful battle to control her hair in an attempt to redefine her identity.

“Viva La Curlvolution!” was written by Michele Carlo, performed here by Sheria Mattis.

The first in-person show of our 10-year anniversary season took place at Culture Lab, LIC, in Queens on March 7th, 2022.

Episode 62 – What I Know (Part 1)

When the healthcare system fails to provide information and resources on how to handle perimenopause, the narrator of our first tale takes matters into her own hands.

Give a listen to No One Told Me written by Julia Granacki, performed by Hannah Leland, and directed by Marcos Stafne. Click here to give a listen to Julia’s perimenopause podcast Circling the Drain!

Story partners: Julia Granacki and Hannah Leland

Switching it up, our second story takes us on a journey of exploring womanhood and femininity, with all of the tension of expectations, reality, and identity in between.

Finally Arriving was written by Hannah Leland, performed by Julia Granacki, and directed by Marcos Stafne

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the first in-person show of our 10-year anniversary season took place at Culture Lab, LIC, in Queens on March 7th, 2022.

Watch “What I Know”

Happy International Women’s Day! We’re so grateful these amazing people shared their stories with the world yesterday. With this year’s #breakthebias theme, we’re celebrating the women, gender non-conforming individuals, and allies across the world fighting to eliminate stereotypes and discrimination.

Couldn’t make the show last night? View the Culture Lab live stream below (show starts at 2:10 min) and keep an eye out for our podcasts in the coming weeks. If you feel moved, consider donating here to help us keep bringing stories like these into the world.

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“What I Know” Program

Mar 07 2022 @ 7:00PM

No, YOU Tell It! “What I Know” is tonight. Come out to hear these stellar stories that the tellers have been working so hard on performed at Culture Lab, LIC!

  • Show starts at 7, doors open at 6:30, proof of vaccination is required.
  • $15 suggested donation cash at the door; CLICK HERE to donate online.

Take a look at our “What I Know” storytellers who are trading true tales.

TL: Julia Granacki; TR: Sheria Mattis; BL: Hannah Leland; BR: Michele Carlo

Tonight’s Stories!

No One Told Me written by Julia Granacki, performed by Hannah Leland, and directed by Marcos Stafne

Finally Arriving written by Hannah Leland, performed by Julia Granacki, and directed by Marcos Stafne

Knowing is Half the Battle written by Sheria Mattis, performed by Michele Carlo, and directed by Erika Iverson

Viva La Curlvolution! written by Michele Carlo, performed by Sheria Mattis, and directed by Erika Iverson

Listen carefully because there will be story trivia after the show! Special shoutout to Timothy Lindner of Revisionary Writing and Editing, LLC for all the social media and show support.

On a personal note, we are thrilled to be back at Culture Lab, LIC for a LIVE show and our very first LIVESTREAMED No, YOU Tell It!

What an amazing way to celebrate 10 years of switching stories to embody each other’s experiences!

Want to support 10 more years? Here are 3 great ways:

  1. SUBSCRIBE to our newsletter for updates.
  2. SHARE the No, YOU Tell It! Podcast far and wide. Available on our website and your fav podcasting platforms.
  3. DONATE through our fiscal sponsor The Field. Plus, it’s tax-deductible.

Thank you!
Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons

 

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Mar 07 2022 @ 7:00PM

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

Meet “What I Know” Storyteller Michele Carlo

Mar 07 2022 @ 7:00PM

Rehearsals start this weekend for our “What I Know” show. We can’t wait for you to hear these story swaps at Culture Lab, LIC on Monday!

First, meet our final storyteller, Michele Carlo.

Photo credit: Mindy Tucker

Michele Carlo has told stories across the U.S., including the Moth’s Mainstage in NYC, RISK!’s live shows and podcast, on NPR and the WGBH-PBS series “Stories from the Stage.” She is also an actor, podcast host and author of the NYC-set memoir “Fish Out Of Agua.” www.michelecarlo.com

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Mar 07 2022 @ 7:00PM

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

Meet “What I Know” Storyteller Hannah Leland

Mar 07 2022 @ 7:00PM

Happy Saturday! Meet our first storyteller Hannah Leland and click here to RSVP to our upcoming “What I Know” show at Culture Lab, LIC!

Hannah Leland (she/they) is a math teacher and creative originally from Cleveland, Ohio. When they’re not solving for x, they enjoy painting, writing, and performing comedy around NYC. No matter the project, Hannah leads with a sense of humor. They are excited to participate in a storytelling event for the very first time!

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Mar 07 2022 @ 7:00PM

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

Up Next: “What I Know” Show

Save the date for No, YOU Tell It! “What I Know” on Monday, March 7th at Culture Lab, LIC.

In celebration of women’s history month, four women storytellers have worked together to develop true tales inspired by the theme “What I Know” on the page. Come watch as they swap and step into each other’s life experiences on stage. Plus, play story trivia for the chance to win fun literary prizes.

Happy Holidays!

Happy holiday season and huge thanks to our No, YOU Tell It! friends and family for an amazing year.

We were truly lucky to hold our first live show in two years at Culture Lab, LIC and we’re getting excited to get back out there in 2022 with more for our upcoming 10th anniversary!

CLICK HERE to help support No, YOU Tell It! 2022: Ten-Year Anniversary Season!
(Plus, your donation is tax-deductible through our fiscal sponsor, The Field.)

Thank You for a Great “Defiant” Show!

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR A GREAT SHOW!
Special thanks to:
Everyone who came out!
Our amazing storytellers!
Our lil’ crew!

Left to Right: Tim Lindner, Erika Iverson, Moncho Alvarado, Marcos Stafne, KJ Fitzsimmons, Desi Waters, and Bobby Hankinson. Photo credit Sachyn Mital

AND!
Culture Lab LIC at The Plaxall Gallery for the perfect venue.
Lambda Literary for being our partner for this event.
The Brooklyn Book Festival for including us as a 2021 Bookend Event.
The Astoria Bookshop for supplying our prize books.
City Artists Corps: A $25 million New York City program to get all of us show makers back out and making shows.

&
Sachyn Mital (www.sachynmital.com) for the fantastic photos! Click here to view more photos from the show on our Facebook page.

City Artist Corps

Sep 28 2021 @ 7:00PM

Sharing exciting news with you all that No, YOU Tell It! part of the #CityArtistCorps!

We are looking forward to our No, YOU Tell It! “Defiant” show on 9/28 and being a part of New York City’s creative resurgence.

THIS IS AN OFFICIAL 2021 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL BOOKEND EVENT

Thanks to @nyfacurrent, @NYCulture, @madein_ny, and @queenstheatre for the support!

Event Information

Sep 28 2021 @ 7:00PM

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