Bring Your Own

Biweekly on All Things New Orleans and WWNO.org
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Founded in March 2012, Bring Your Own is a live storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the New Orleans community. Each month, eight storytellers have seven minutes to respond to a theme. Stories are told live, unscripted and true to the teller.

As a nomadic organization, events put previously unknown, underutilized and private spaces on the public map. Each event takes on the character of its environment; the success of the night is as much about the tone as it is about the stories that are told.

The best stories are produced by a team of local producers for on-air and online distribution. BYO is broadcast on All Things New Orleans, and as a biweekly podcast on wwno.org

Bring Your Own is a production of Laine Kaplan-Levenson and Computer Moon Productions.

Bring Your Own Presents: 'Becoming The Queen'

May 9, 2018
Michael Alford

Bring Your Own is a live storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces throughout the New Orleans Community. Each month, BYO partners with a different community organization to tell true stories based on a theme relevant to the work of that organization.

Bring Your Own Presents: ‘No Baggage, Please’

Mar 7, 2018
Jonathan Bachman / Bring Your Own

This story was told on January 18th, 2018 at SBC, and later produced by Maggie Hermann. The theme of the evening was "Pipe Dreams: our Flooding Visions and Nightmares " and here, Constanza Porche describes her day navigating the roads through the August 5th flood and how she’s learned to be prepared for water in New Orleans since before she was born.

Bring Your Own Presents: The Dress

Oct 26, 2017

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have seven minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.

Claire Bangser / Bring Your Own

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have seven minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.

This story was told on May 11th, 2017 at the LGBT Community center, and later produced by Laine Kaplan-Levenson. The theme of the evening was "Sugar In Your Tank." Here, Lisa Mount recalls coming out to the world on CNN…except the world already knew… 

Bring Your Own Presents: 'Gaydreaming'

Jun 21, 2017
Claire Bangser / Bring Your Own

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have seven minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.

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