storytime at the cell - a night of Black stories

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storytime at the cell - a night of Black stories

a free night of music, storytelling, food, drinks, and general neighborhood joy celebrating Black stories

By What Will the Neighbors Say?

When and where

Date and time

Monday, June 19 · 7 - 9pm EDT


Nancy Manocherian's the cell theatre 338 West 23rd Street New York, NY 10011

About this event

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

storytime is back and it's better than ever!

Join The Neighbors at Nancy Manocherian's the cell theatre for a special Juneteenth edition of storyime. This free night of music and storytelling featuring an open bar and tasty bites. storytime is meant to bring us all together through the communal art forms of storytelling and live music. Each night has a unique host and musical guest who curate the theme and bring in new communities at each gathering. In between sets, audience members are encouraged to get up on stage and tell a story relating to that evening’s theme, creating an authentic and powerful collective experience. The only rule is that the story is true!

This event will be hosted by Ayla Sullivan with musical guest Amyra Len

There will be an open bar, refreshments, and merch meaning no one has to pay anything for the experience.

Doors open at 7pm

Music and stories start at 7:30pm

RSVP is required for entry.

There will be a free writing workshop hosted by Janelle Lawrence held on June 18th at 3pm. This supplemental event will be held via Zoom and focus on turning true stories into pieces of original writing. You can RSVP here.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

About the organizer

What Will the Neighbors Say? fights for a more empathetic world by presenting risky, provocative theatre that provokes conversations and facilitates greater understanding. Championing our community's capacity to explore ambiguous and nuanced themes, we create morally complex genre-bending work that challenges our audiences before, during and after a presentation. Armed with the understanding that meaningful conversations require varied perspectives, we build Neighborhoods across borders to facilitate new connections throughout our communities.