Bring Your Own and NOMA present A Queen Within: Stories That Reimagine Gender, Conformity, Royalty, and Power
March 23 at 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Bring a blanket or lawn chair for an evening under the stars in NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Presented in conjunction with A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes, Bring Your Own and NOMA invite storytellers to spin original tales of queens and female empowerment: Yas Queen | Killer Queen | Drag Queen | Beauty Queen. Storytellers have seven minutes to respond to the theme. Stories are told live, unscripted, and true to the teller.
Bring Your Own is a live storytelling pop-up series hosted by Laine Kaplan-Levenson of WWNO 89.9 FM, New Orleans’ NPR affiliate.
Admission to this program is free for NOMA members, $5 for nonmembers. Admission to the Besthoff Sculpture Garden for this event does not include admission to the museum.
- 6 – 8:30 pm: Food trucks by Chef Linda Green (the Ya-Ka-Mein Lady) and Diva Dawgs
- 6 – 7 pm: Kick off an evening of storytelling, music, and libations with DJ Jess. As a lover of all genres and eras of music DJ Jess sets an eclectic and energetic mood.
- 7 – 9:30 pm: BYO + NOMA present A Queen Within: Stories That Reimagine Gender, Conformity, Royalty, and Power. Intermission entertainment provided by the Jones Sisters
ABOUT BRING YOUR OWN
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, storytellers have seven minutes to respond to a theme. Stories are told live, unscripted and true to the teller.
As a nomadic organization, events often 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.
ABOUT THE JONES SISTERS
The Jones Sisters are four sister from New Orleans, Louisiana, ages thirteen to nineteen. They have been singing professionally for eleven years and are the winners of the Dorinda Clark Coles National Singers and Musicians Conference Youth Category (2012) and the Rhythm of Gospel Youth/Young Adult Category (2014). The Jones Sisters have recorded two albums and three singles, including their latest hit, “Too Young!”
Friday Nights at NOMA is supported in part by grant funds from the Azby Fund; Ruby K. Worner Charitable Trust; New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation; and the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Arts Council of New Orleans.