2015 Pushcart Prize Benefit – Celebrating 40 Years

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WordTheatre celebrated the most prestigious literary prize in America by hosting a star-studded evening of short stories in honor of Pushcart’s 40 years of publication. Attending authors included Andre Dubus III, Peter Orner, Richard Bausch and other outstanding writers championed by small presses over the last four decades.

Performances by:

Amber Tamblyn (Two and a Half Men, 127 Hours) read “Ukiyo-e” by Siv Cedering.

Ari Graynor (Bad Teacher, Mystic River) read “The Stones” by Richard Shelton.

Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation, House of Lies) read “For Beds” by Mathew Vollmer.

Carla Gugino (San Andreas, Night at the Museum) read “Melba Kuperschmid Returns” by Peter Orner.

Christopher McDonald (Thelma & LouiseRequiem for a Dream) read “Cool Things” by Brian Doyle.

Sarah Wynter (The 6th Day, 24) read “Your Handwriting on an Envelope in the Mail” by Pamela Painter.

Vincent Piazza (Boardwalk Empire, Jersey Boys) read “Tracks & Ties” by Andre Dubus III

Zach Grenier (Fight Club, The Good Wife) read “Map Reading” by Richard Bausch.


Directed and produced by Cedering Fox.

For more information about the Pushcart Prize visit http://www.pushcartprize.com/index.html.