April 10, 2015, The New Haven Independent, by David Sepulveda - “Failure is not an option,” as the famous tagline from Apollo 13 goes. For the group of close-knit Westville friends who put on Permission to Fail, a series of monthly open-mic performance events, failure is not even recognized. According to Travis Carbonella, a Westville-based videographer and co-founder and emcee of Permission to Fail, the series was hatched around a kitchen table at 2:30 a.m. with friends performing for one another, amid much hilarity. Carbonella said he challenged friend Hannah Hudson to perform away from the comfort of the kitchen table and even promised to find a venue for her and other friends to share their art with a broader audience. The very next day, Carbonella approached Manjares Cafe, who welcomed the idea, and Permission to Fail began..." Click HERE to comment and read full article.