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.
Self Love and Riis Beach is the theme of the 56th TELL. Featuring stories by Sebastian J. Flowers aka Alkaline Sunboi, Kenny Hahn, and Jhani Miller.
$10 suggested donation to benefit the performers and the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Drae Campbell is a writer, actor, director, story teller, dancer, and nightlife emcee. Drae has been featured on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and on stages all over NYC. Drae’s directing work has appeared in Iceland, NYC, Budapest and in the San Francisco Fringe Festival. The short film Drae wrote and starred in with Rebecca Drysdale, YOU MOVE ME won the Audience Award for Outstanding Narrative Short at OUTFEST 2010 and has been shown in festivals globally. Drae won the grand prize at the first annual San Miguel De Allende Storytelling Festival in Mexico. She once reigned as Miss LEZ and also got dubbed “the next lezzie comedian on the block” by AfterEllen.com for her comedic stylings on the interwebs. Campbell hosts and curates a monthly queer storytelling show called TELL at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division. Check her out online! www.draecampbell.com.
Sebastian J. Flowers aka Alkaline Sunboi is a 1st generation immigrant and Brooklyn native, model, actor, and vegan in NYC. With indigenous roots in Belize and Honduras, Central America, practicing a life of peace, love, physical health and spiritual wellness has been a natural catalyst for his 15 years of activism in the LGBTQ and POC communities across the country. Despite incestuous sexual abuse as young as 7 years old, poverty, nearly dying twice due to gender affirming surgery, this female to male transgender has no sight of slowing down. Sebastian, 31 years old, has a large following on social media for his dance moves and positive messages and aspires to use it as a platform for his acting and modeling career. Sebastian dreams of being an international actor, successful philanthropist and investor. His most recent acting roles are on several episodes of POSE on FX (season 2), Law & Order: SVU on NBC, Blue Bloods on CBS, and independent short film Chasing Love. Feel free to check out Sebastian’s reality documentary series on YouTube, “LEGENDARY,” highlighting his life as an Afro Latino female to male transgender, dating, discussing mental health & wellness, cooking vegan on a low income, student financial advice, Vogue & Mua tips, traveling while Queer, and interviewing prominent Queer youth & Queer people of color in NYC and the world.
YouTube: Belizean Vegan
Kenny Hahn (he/She) is a queer actor, playwright, director, devised theatre-maker, comedian, and passionate pie-maker. His play, Love Me Tender, premiered at the Wild Project Theater in September 2018, he performed at NYWinterfest 2019 and the Prague Fringe Festival 2019 with the show “In The Woods Where the Men Work, and he will be competing in this years YAAASFest Comedy Festival at the Broadway Comedy Club. Her pies can be tasted at any Hahn family dinner, or if she likes you, your family dinner.
Jhani Miller is an award winning scholar hailing from the south suburbs of Chicago. Their work relates to black femme existence, public service, and the millennial identity crisis. When they are not advocating for historically marginalized groups in libraries, they’re a pole-performance artist, lo-fi photographer, and geek culture researcher. You can find them at the Brooklyn Public Library where they are a Library Information Supervisor or reach out to them online on Instagram Librarian_shimmy.
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