FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Join Comedian and Storyteller Drae Campbell Weekly For Compelling Queer Stories On Queer Terms
BROOKLYN, NY, April 13, 2022 – Today, BRIC TV, the Emmy Award-winning, nonprofit cable television channel and digital network, premieres season two of the queer storytelling podcast series TELL. New episodes will be released weekly on Wednesdays on all podcast platforms.
TELL returns with a new season, new stories, and new guests. Hosted and produced by comedian and storyteller, Drae Campbell, this season will pick up where it left off by bringing real stories told by the queer folks who lived them, with everything from traveling abroad, to stolen bikes, to family secrets. Each episode will feature brief, compelling interviews with members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Simply put, TELL is for those looking for a dose of queer community or just looking to hear great stories told by the people who lived them, queering the narrative and telling their stories, on their terms.
“Each of these stories is like a square on a quilt,” said Drae Campbell, TELL host and creator. “Piece by piece, person by person, story by story, we are building a larger queer narrative. BRIC supports queer artists by giving us resources that a lot of LGBTQIA+ people are seeing taken away, and leaving us alone to create. This is queer storytelling by queer people on their own terms.”
"As Brooklyn's home for culture-shifting storytelling from diverse creators and artists, we're thrilled to provide a platform for queer stories to shine authentically,” said Kuye Youngblood, BRIC TV General Manager. “Drae Campbell is a powerhouse who creates space for voices and stories that we all need to hear. In a world that can be a place of exclusion, Drae is reshaping the narrative while allowing others to do the same. We're proud to have her be a part of the BRIC TV family."
Drae Campbell is a queer, gender nonconforming actor, performer, comedian, storyteller, and all-around entertainer who has appeared on theater stages all over NYC and across film, tv and digital media. She has been spotted on tv shows including New Amsterdam on NBC and Bull on CBS, and in two seasons of the web series Dinette directed by Shaina Feinberg. Her theater credits include: The Nosebleed, Japan Society, Only You Can Prevent Wildfires, Ricochet Collective, Non-Consensual Relationships With Ghosts, La Mama, My Old Man, Dixon Place, Oph3lia at HERE. Campbell curates, hosts and produces TELL, a monthly queer storytelling event. Each month, TELL seeks to create space for queers to tell a story on a specific theme, which soon became the inspiration for the podcast.
This week on TELL
Episode 201: “My Body”
This week’s theme is MY BODY. Join host Drae Campbell, with massage therapist Carla Gaskins, writer/performer Becca Blackwell, and visual artist Scotty Salame, as they discuss themes centered around our bodies and how we view them.
Episode 202: “Glamour”
This week’s theme is GLAMOUR. Join host Drae Campbell, with performers Zo Tipp and Fernando Vieira, and author Brian Belovitch as they discuss re-transitioning, sequin packers, and going blond.
Follow TELL @tellqueerz and BGSQD @bgsqd on Instagram and Twitter.
For more information on TELL visit www.bricartsmedia.org/tell
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