Drawn Out

Where storytellers get drawn. Drawn Out is the symbiotic relationship between life and art. We combine personal narrative with visual and musical elements to make a whole much greater than the sum of the parts. It has been said: "If this show was an X-Man, it would be Husk...constantly tearing off its own skin to reveal something different and unexpected each time." (The Mary Sue)

We believe that life and art are intrinsically linked and the connection between the two needs deep exploration. We ask storytellers, comic book artists, and musicians to come together to attempt to tell a single story - to immerse the audience in the tides of personal narrative. We've been told "the artists of Drawn Out Storytelling must be denizens of Asgard," creating a new layer to the already rich cake of life. 

Our goal is not simply to tell a story, but to transport you back into a storyteller's life and walk you through their journey. We envelop you in the waves of change and growth and disappointment and regret that we typically allow to fall prey to the past. We drag out from its hiding place, nostalgia, demanding it show its face in front of this audience and we explore how we can show you every part of that memory - the truth inherent within a being that has lived that tale. Drawn Out is an experience of storytelling unlike any other.




Erin Barker is senior producer of science storytelling project The Story Collider, as well as the first woman ever to win The Moth's GrandSLAM storytelling competition twice. She has appeared several times on The Moth's Peabody Award-winning public radio show and podcast, and one of her stories was included in The Moth's New York Times bestselling book. She is a Gryffindor.


Ophira Eisenberg is a comedian and host of NPR?s weekly comedy trivia show, Ask Me Another. She has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central, The Today Show, and more. Her debut memoir, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy was optioned for a feature film with Zucker Productions. She is a regular host and teller with The Moth.







Brad Lawrence is a storyteller and an MC who has been featured in stand-up, variety, burlesque shows and festivals from The Edinburgh Fringe to South By Southwest to The Moth Mainstage. He can be regularly found at Hotsy Totsy Burlesque and on twitter at BradLaw77.








Steve Zimmer is known for telling funny childhood stories about navigating the grown-up world with undeveloped emotions, and sad adulthood stories about navigating the grown-up world with undeveloped emotions.





Nisse Greenberg likes crying and fantasy sports. He has a playground over at nissegreenberg.com but he likes to build additions to his playground like nissegreenberg.com/badfeelings or nissegreenberg.com/library. He's more accomplished than his parents think he is, but less accomplished than he wishes he were.








Ray Bruwelheide was an R2-series astromech droid manufactured by Industrial Automaton prior to 32 BBY. Resourceful and spunky, the droid developed an adventurous personality during his many decades of operation. Inside of his cylindrical frame were many arms, sensors, and other tools that could be extended to fulfill various needs, such as slicing computers, extinguishing fires, projecting holograms, repairing starships, and flying. Along with his counterpart, the protocol droid C-3PO, Ray constantly found himself directly involved in pivotal moments of galactic history.





Lena H. Chandhok is a Pennsylvania-born, California-raised, queer cartoeenist who currently lives and works in Brooklyn. You can find more of her work online at lenadrawscomics.tumblr.com. She hasn't come up with a clever safeword yet.










Paul Swartz is a Brooklyn-based cartoonist. He loves talking politics, playing trivia and reading highbrow magazines in public. He hates dogs, dairy products and the great outdoors. Swartz dreams of someday making a living as a cartoonist. Will you help him make his dream come true?


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