Bring Your Own

Biweekly on All Things New Orleans and WWNO.org

 

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: Don't Piss In The Wind

Nov 21, 2016
Alejandro Salazar doing recovery work in Baton Rouge after the flooding of summer, 2016.
Alejandro Salazar

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

Bring Your Own Presents: "My VHS Hustle"

Oct 26, 2016
Wall of VHS tapes
August Allen / Flickr

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the New Orleans community. 

This story was told on April 21st, 2016 at the Jazz and Heritage Center, and later produced by Natalie Yahr. The theme of the evening was "(Not) For the Money". Here, Michael Arcos tells of his brief bootlegging career.  

Bring Your Own Presents: Leroy's Mission

Oct 5, 2016
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 eight 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 March 3rd, 2016 at the Michalopolous Studio at a Bring Your Own event in partnership Unprisoned.  The story was later produced by Natalie Yahr. The theme of the evening was "Born on Parole". Here, Leroy Perry tells of the lengths he went to prove his innocence, and what he learned along the way.  

Bring Your Own Presents: 'Grandma's Books'

Jul 26, 2016
Jess Pinkham / 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 eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.

Bruce Reilly

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have eight 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 March 3rd, 2016 at the Michalopoulos Studio, and later produced by Laine Kaplan-Levenson. The theme of the evening was 'Born on Parole' and Bruce Reilly talks the trials and tribulations of dating, while on Parole.

Bring Your Own Presents: 'Wrong Place Wrong Time'

May 12, 2016
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 eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.

Bring Your Own Presents: 'A Pizza Love Story'

Apr 14, 2016
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 eight 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 January 21st at the Old Iron Works and was later produced by Karen Gardner. The theme of the evening was “Pizza”, in partnership with Pizza Delicious, and Annie Kelly won the night with this true pizza romance.

Bring Your Own Presents: 'Pipistrelli'

Mar 31, 2016
Claire Bangser / Bring Your Own

Bring Your Own is a nomadic 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. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.

Bring Your Own and Unprisoned Present: 'Pig Tales'

Mar 10, 2016
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 eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.

Bring Your Own Presents: 'The Mac Boutique'

Mar 3, 2016
maebmij / flickr.com

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have eight 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 August 15, 2015 at the Nims Theater on UNO’s campus, and later produced by Natalie Yahr. The theme of the evening was "Too Good To Be True", and here, Isaac MacDonald takes a deep dive into the world of off-brand computer repair.

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