WordTheatre Voices Richard Bausch and Melissa Pritchard in association with NYU Tisch School of the Arts

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WordTheatre gave voice to great writing at Soho House New York with a brilliant cast of actors and authors! We relaxed in the gorgeous fifth floor library as your favorite film, television and stage actors brought great fiction to life.


  • Dallas Roberts (The Grey, The Good Wife) read “Trophy” by Ricahrd Bausch.
  • Mary Beth Hurt (Three-time Tony Nominee, The World According to Garp) read “Patricide” by Melissa Pritchard.

About the Authors:

Richard Bausch is the Past Chancellor of The Fellowship of Southern Writers, and currently serves as The Moss Chair of Excellence in the Writing Program at The University of Memphis. A Georgia native, he is the author of eleven novels and eight collections of stories, including the novels Rebel Powers, Hello to the Cannibals, and Peace; and the story collections Someone To Watch Over Me, and most recently Something is Out There. His novel, The Last Good Time, was made into a feature-length motion picture. An acknowledged master of the short story form, Bausch’s work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Southern Review, The Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Stories, and The Pushcart Prize Stories. He has won two National Magazine Awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the 2004 PEN/Malamud Award.

Melissa Pritchard is the author of eight books, including The Odditorium, Late Bloomer, Selene of the Spirits and The Instinct for Bliss. She has received numerous awards for her fiction, including a Flannery O’Connor Award. Her stories have been anthologized and cited in The Pushcart Prize, O. Henry Prize Stories and Best American Short Stories, and her collection, Disappearing Ingenue appeared on NPR’s Annual Summer Reading List. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, A Public Space, Ecotone, Conjunctions, Agni, The Southern Review and Image, among others, and her non-fiction in The Oprah Magazine, The Nation, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Conjunctions and The Gettysburg Review. Pritchard has received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, among others, and teaches at Arizona State University.

Produced and Directed by Cedering Fox. Associate Produced by Darrell Larson. Special thanks to Jason Nower for videography.