Bring Your Own was founded in March of 2012. Storytellers volunteer prior to the event and are judged by three audience members to determine a winner, whose story is guaranteed for radio production. Winners subsequently choose the next month’s theme.
As a pop-up organization, our events rotate and 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 that is set as it is about the stories that are told.
Bring Your Own serves as a hub and community for writers, filmmakers, radio makers and photographers where everyone leaves their premiere artistry behind and dives into a medium that lies at the core of everyone’s art forms. Whether you ask a screen writer, a reporter or a photojournalist, the piece at the heart of each of these crafts is a good story.
Bring Your Own is a production of Laine Kaplan-Levenson.