WordTheatre Voices Manuel Muņoz and Alethea Black in association with NYU Tisch School of the Arts
March 4, 2012 @ Soho House NY
||Robin de Jesus
WordTheatre's series at Soho House New York continues with an intriguing mix of writers and actors! Join your favorite film, television and stage actors in the fifth floor library as they bring great short fiction to life with the authors present for a post performance Q & A.
Robin de Jesus fresh from his Broadway role in the smash hit musical In the Heights, the two-time Tony nominee will be performing a story by...
Manuel Muñoz, author of two short story collections: The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue and Zigza!er. His first novel, What You See in the Dark, was published in spring 2011 of which Publishers Weekly said "[A] stellar first novel . . . with a subtlety worthy of Hitchcock himself." Muñoz is the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award and was a finalist for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Prize. He's received a National Endowment for the Arts literature fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and a 2009 O.Henry Prize for a short story. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Rush Hour, Swink, Epoch, Glimmer Train, and Boston Review. A native of Dinuba, California, he is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Arizona at Tucson.
Maggie Siff, a series regular on Sons of Anarchy and formerly of Mad Men, she is in rehearsal for the leading role in Taming of the Shrew and we are so lucky she is avaialable to read a story by...
Alethea Black whose debut collection of short stories, I Knew You'd Be Lovely (Broadway Books/Random House), was chosen as a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick and was an Oprah.com Book of the Week. “This debut reads like a dream, with nary a false note…a well-balanced collection filled with low-key charm and notable talent.” – Kirkus Reviews. Her work has won the Arts & Letters Prize and has appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Antioch Review and Narrative, among others.
Doors open at 5 PM for drinks and performances begin at 5:30 PM. Books by both authors will be sold at the event; signings of purchased books only. Appearances subject to change without notice.
Produced and Directed by Cedering Fox
Associate Produced by Darrell Larson
Special thanks to Jason Nower for videography.
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Soho House NY
29-35 9th Avenue New York, NY 10014
Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Soho House members and those under 25 years of age may call the box office in advance for $20 tickets(310) 915-5150.