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Episode 60 – Defiant (Part 2)

The second half of our “Defiant” show drops us back into the peak of the pandemic, where our hero is taking Zoom calls and setting office policies from the solitude of his home.

As he struggles to define what’s right and what’s wrong while navigating a breakup and suburban judgment, he finds someone he’s willing to break the rules for.

Here is “Imaginary Rules” written by Marcos Stafne and performed by Moncho Alvarado.

Top left: Moncho Alvarado, Top right: Marcos Stafne, Photo credit: Sachyn Mital

Switching it up, we hear a heartbreaking series of letters to loved ones. Through imagery, history, and imagination, our second storyteller longs for answers and actions about the ongoing crisis and cruelty at the American borders.

Listen, as Marcos Stafne reads “Dead Familia” written by Moncho Alvarado.

For our “Defiant” show we were not only excited to be back as an OFFICIAL 2021 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL BOOKEND EVENT but to share these incredible stories in front of our first live audience in two years at a brilliant new venue, Culture Lab LIC!

Thank you, thank you to the Brooklyn Book FestivalLambda Literary, and City Artist Corps for helping to make No, YOU Tell It! part of New York City’s creative resurgence

Meet “Defiant” Storyteller Marcos Stafne

Sep 28 2021 @ 7:00PM

Our final storyteller participated in one of the first No, YOU Tell It! shows and we’re so happy to welcome him back! Click here to RSVP for our “Defiant” show via our Facebook event page.

Marcos Stafne (he/him), is a proud alumni of No You Tell It. His first NYTI story, “The Anxiety of Emptiness,” was featured in the Urban Dwellers series, and “Snake Dreams” was written for one of the first alumni performances. Marcos has been working for various museums, zoos, and aquariums for the past 25 years or so, and writes extensively for museum blogs and scholarly journals.

Insta: @Marcos_Stafne

Event Information

Sep 28 2021 @ 7:00PM

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