THE THEME OF THE NIGHT IS “FLESH AND BONE: STORIES ABOUT THE FEMALE BODY’”
This month, we asked our performers to turn their gaze to the site of so much female joy and anxiety: our bodies. The ever-changing relationship we have to the vessels we move through life in is fraught and fascinating, funny and fearless. The messages we get from society, the media, even our own friends and family can be mixed and honestly, a mind f*ck. We invited our courageous storytellers to tell us a story about their body— their challenges or their truimphs. The way it’s bought them pain, or the pitter-patter of tiny feet, or better yet pleasure. Whatever it is, you expect our usual high quality stories, enjoyed in community in New York City.
Generation Women is a cross-generational storytelling night in New York City. Each month, five women of note read an original piece on a theme. Of those women, one is in her 20s, her 30s, her 40s, her 50s, her 60s, and her 70s+. Generation Women celebrates and amplifies women’s voices and creativity. Our diverse line-ups will make you laugh, cry, and think. We’re a unique, intimate female literary salon that brings together women of all ages.
Team 20s: Spring Kwok, a first generation Chinese American, originally from Houston, Texas, is currently pursuing a career in Fashion Merchandising. She is a disability activist and emotionalist, who leads monthly support groups, social events, and educational workshops for people who stutter.
Team 30s: Nicole Ferraro has performed in storytelling shows like Story Collider, Sideshow Goshko, Gather NYC, WORD, etc., and her solo show “Why So Much Shame” ran in the 2016 Frigid Festival. Nicole also created/hosts Art, Humanity & Action: a storytelling show and podcast that aims to engage people in political activism.
Team 40s: Aimee Herman is a queer Brooklyn-based writer and educator, author of the recently published YA novel, "Everything Grows", two full-length books of poetry, and singer/ukulele player in the poetry band Hydrogen Junkbox.
Team 50s: Beth Lisick is a writer and actor. She’s penned five books including the New York Times bestselling comic memoir Everybody Into the Pool and the gonzo self-help manifesto and national bestseller Helping Me Help Myself. Her first novel Edie on the Green Screen debuts March 2020.
Team 60s: Gayle Kirschenbaum is an Emmy award winning filmmaker, TV producer, writer, TED speaker, photographer, and coach. Her award winning film on Netflix LOOK AT US NOW, MOTHER! is credited with transforming lives. She has been featured widely in the media including NYT, NBC Today Show, and the Washington Post.
Team 70s: Judith Katz is a practicing psychotherapist for the past three decades in NYC. An aspiring storyteller and performer, Katz is developing a one woman show about her relationship with her mother.
Created and hosted by Georgia Clark, author of The Regulars, The Bucket List, and more.