As live storytelling grows into a cultural phenomenon, six performers share their journey into its spotlight. The friendships they've formed are an anchor as their voices reach beyond the stages of New York City into publishing, radio, international art festivals and film.
They came from different worlds: comedy, improv, illustration, writing, full-time parenting and architecture. Storytelling shows in venues across New York City gave them a voice, but more importantly gave them each other. These performers give a back stage look at the ways the storytelling world has grown and changed, and at the friendships that have transformed them. They examine what makes telling true stories about our lives engaging, powerful and important.
After hospitalizing a controversial public figure, New York City dubbed him “The Bruiser”; however, if Wilson Bullock wants to win back his ex-girlfriend, he’s gonna have to prove he’s done indulging his petty superhero identity.
After yet another huge, embarrassing public lovers’ quarrel Nestor makes the inconvenient offer to his girlfriend, Jeri to meet him on an abandoned building. Jeri shows, believing this to be yet another reconciliation. And Nester shows with his own version of a truce. And as they have different versions of what could be a remedy for their passionate but combative relationship, they also have different versions of the relationship itself. And here in this building covered in graffiti, is where these two finally meet.
“Look Who’s Minding Our Planet” is a short, lyrical film that captures both the beauty of nature at the New York Botanical Garden and the impassioned scientists and aspiring interns who work behind the scenes to understand the complexity, evolution and diversity of the entire plant world.