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May 23, 2014 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Donations for Artists

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.

Winning is the theme of the fourth installment of TELL.

Featuring special guests:

Varín Ayala

Gabriella Belfiglio

Ellie Conant

Zil Goldstein



Varin Ayala

Varín Ayala: Off Broadway: The Taming of the Shrew (TFANA with Maggie Siff; dir, Arin Arbus); NY Theater: Contigo (Signature); 365 Days/Plays (The Public); Jackson Heights 3AM (Theater 167): Las Facultades, The Beep (Pregones); Barber Surgeons (Studio 42); End of Summer, Love’s Labour’s Lost (Kaleidoscope at Cherry Lane); Numerous readings and workshops at NYTW, The Public, INTAR, The Lark, among others. Regional Theater: Pinkolandia (Two River Theater; premiere), The Motherf**er with the Hat (Hartford TheaterWorks), The Road to Washington (Mountain Playhouse), Angels in America I/II (Civic Theater of Allentown). TV:  Lie to Me, Hustling. Training: The Actors Center Conservatory, Shakespeare Lab at The Public, Groundlings.




Gabriella M. Belfiglio lives in Brooklyn, NY with her partner and three cats.  She teaches self-defense, conflict resolution, karate, and tai chi to people of all ages throughout the five boroughs.

Most recently, Gabriella won second place in the 2014 W.B. Yeats Poetry Contest.  She earned Special Merit Recognition in the Comstock Review’s 2013 Muriel Craft Bailey Poetry Contest.

Gabriella’s work has been published in many anthologies and journals including Radius, The Centrifugal Eye, Folio, Avanti Popolo, Poetic Voices without Borders, C,C,&D, The Avocet, The Potomac Review, Eclectica, Lambda Literary Review, The Monterey Poetry Review and The Dream Catcher’s Song.  She is currently compiling a full-length collection of her poetry.



Ellie Conant

Ellie Conant is a former party promoter giving her liver a rest and taking up writing again. She ran Choice Cunts, a rare party for raw queers for 6 years. Her main motivation to throw parties was to get the friendliest people she knew together, get them drunk, and watch them turn into assholes. Now almost 35, Ellie is focusing on her talents in the kitchen, the bedroom, and the hallway. She believes hallways are dreadfully neglected and they need more attention.



Zil Goldstein

Zil Garner Goldstein has not been a performer for about 10 years. She can tell you what to eat and will probably tell you what to wear, and is very good at telling you.











May 23, 2014
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Donations for Artists