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: '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.

Bring Your Own Presents: 'Was It Worth It?'

Feb 18, 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: 'Irish Goodbye'

Jan 7, 2016
Alicia Cooke

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. The theme of the evening was "Too Good To Be True," and here, winner Alicia Cooke shares of a time when she was young and in love, and how, well, at least she got a story out of it. 

Karen Gardner

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 April 2, 2015 at 218 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway and later produced by Natalie Yahr. The theme of the evening was "Secret Weapon", and here, BYO Producer Karen Gardner tells of love, loss and unpredictability.

Infrogmation / Wikimedia Commons

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and 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: '210 Frances'

Oct 1, 2015
Noelle Deltufo / Bring Your Own

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and 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: 'In The East'

Sep 24, 2015
Claire Bangser

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and 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.

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