Bright Lights

Documentary / Feature

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.

Directed by Jen Lee