NO, YOU TELL IT! Set for Comic Book Theater Festival, 6/8
No, YOU Tell It! is a "switched-up" storytelling series where performers write their own true-life tale, and then trade with a partner to present each other's story. In this special Comic Book Theater Festival edition, the No, YOU Tell It! creative team will work with four storytellers - Fred Backus, Paige Blansfield, E. James Ford, and Nicole Greevy - as they swap stories based around a piece of comic art created by Sha-Nee Williams.
No, YOU Tell IT!: LEGACY is on Sunday 6/8, 7 p.m. as part of The Comic Book Theater Festival at The Brick (575 Metropolitan Avenue between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street, Brooklyn).
Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons' (director/producer) writing has appeared in the Serving House Journal, Liars' League NYC, HYPERText Magazine, and HiLoBrow. Her play, All I Want Is One More Meanwhile... was part of The Brick's Comic Book Theater Festival. A recent graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University's MFA Program, she combined her love for theater and nonfiction writing to create No, YOU Tell IT! - a "switched-up" storytelling series open to anyone who wants to share their story and experience someone else's.
Mike Dressel (director/producer) is a writer and educator. His work has appeared in print and online at Metazen, Mr. Beller's Neighborhood, Promethean, and Chelsea Station, among other places. He is an adjunct lecturer at The City College of New York and the recipient of the 2013 Norman Levine Outstanding Teaching Award. More at MikeDressel.com and on Twitter: @mikedressel.
Erika Iverson (dramaturge/producer) directed Elizabeth Murray's Woman in the Dark and a workshop of Liz Maurer's Inside the Cyclone. She is a founding member of the Magis Theatre Company, where she was last seen in OCCUPY OLYMPUS. Her solo performance work with the Cosmic Joke Collective has been seen at the Knitting Factory and the Cornelia Street Cafe.
Sha-Nee Williams (artist) is a Brooklyn-born artist and contributor for the web comic horror anthology Skin Crawling Comics. She has a strong love for visuals and has goals to learn storytelling, creating a personal graphic novel, and becoming a concept artist for the video game and comic book industry. To see more of her work please visit: shaneewilliams.daportfolio.com