Our next show is Tuesday, May 29th at Caveat, Lower East Side

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It's the anniversary show!

Hi everyone! As you may have heard, we're turning one-year-old preeeetty soon. To celebrate, we decided to have a "Best Of" show, and invite some of our favorite storytellers back onto the Generation Women stage. These stories made us laugh, cry, question everything, and regret nothing. We can't believe how lucky we've been to have these women grace our stage at all, and we're excited to give you all the chance to experience their stories once more.

Team 20: Madeleine Martin has appeared on Showtime's Californication, Netflix's Hemlock Grove, and has performed in seven Broadway productions. She is Fiona on Cartoon Network's Adventure Time, and she is the recipient of the Marian Seldes Most Promising Young Performer Award. The theme of her night was "What I Learned About My Mother."

Team 30: Keisha Zollar is an actor-writer-comedian who has starred in Orange is the New Black, A&E’s Black and White, Comedy Central, Nightcap on PopTV, Middle of the Night, The Today Show, CollegeHumor, and more. The theme of her night was "My First Time Saying No."

Team 40: Jess Rowland is a sound artist, performer, and writer. Her recent escapades include The Disasters, a collection of short fiction, and an exhibit of Compositions for Paper Speakers at Dartmouth College. The theme of her night was "Fake News: What I Stopped Believing."

Team 50: Lois Thompson is a founding member of Comic Diversity, and has performed at Caroline's, Gotham Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy, & Stand-Up NY.  She’s been producing & hosting Blacklight Comedy Show at the Brooklyn Moon for 5 years now, and she is looking forward to, for the 4th year in a row, producing & hosting the Brooklyn Pride Celebration Comedy Show. The theme of her night was "Time's Up."

Team 60: Janice Maffei is a playwright and poet. She serves on the board of The Lilly Awards, which celebrates women theatre artists, and is a co-founder of VisionFirst, a consulting firm that helps organizations to think forward, create change and get results. The theme of her night was "My First Time Saying No."

Team 70: Martha Reeves is the winner of the Jack Kerouac Literary Prize at the "Let's Celebrate Kerouac" Celebration in Lowell, Massachusetts and author of computer poems (including "Ready When You Are, Houston") in The Geek Squad Guide to Every Computer Glitch. Martha, a humorist, resides in New York and writes her own material. The theme of her night was "Time's Up."

Team 80: June Duffy became a lawyer at 50+ and retired 5 years ago as Bureau Chief in the office of the New York State Attorney General. Before that, she was, among other things: a theater person, teacher, proof-reader and paralegal, as well as the mother of four fantastic daughters. The theme of her night was "My Alter Ego."

Hosted by Georgia Clark, author of The Regulars and The Bucket List.

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Our last show was Wednesday, May 16th at Caveat, Lower East Side

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the theme of the night was "the new me"

It’s finally Spring; a time of renewal and the shedding of old skins. This month, we’re inviting our performers to tell a story about a time in their life that they evolved and made a change to who they are: the New Me. The one constant in life is change, so this May, we're reflecting on six stories that highlight personal evolution.

Team 20: Karen Chee is a comedian/writer who contributes to The New Yorker, McSweeney's, Shondaland, the Washington Post, and more. She performs regularly around town (Union Hall, Caveat, UCB, etc.), does sketch comedy with Lo-Fi, and recently opened for Ronny Chieng at Caroline's on Broadway.

Team 30: Isabelle Raphael is an Australian creative director who has worked all over the NY media landscape from Vice to Glamour, The Hollywood Reporter,  Us Weekly, The Daily Mail, amongst many (maybe too many) more.

Team 40: Sally Kohn is one of the leading progressive voices in America today. She is a  CNN political commentator and columnist, writer, activist and host of the podcast STATE OF RESISTANCE.  Her book The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity--was published this spring and has been praised as the guide we all need to end the culture of hate and incivility threatening to overtake us.

Team 50: Patricia Glass is a Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor and Portfolio Management Director at major investment bank in Manhattan. A graduate of Brown, she has an MBA from Wharton and an MA from Penn and, most recently, she received her Masters in Classical Art and Archaeology at Yale. Glass has served on many non-profit boards including the Brown Club of New York and Empowers Africa (where in addition to being a trustee, she is their annual benefit auctioneer).

Team 60: Yona Zeldis McDonough is the author of seven novels and twenty-seven books for children.  She is also the Fiction Editor of Lilith Magazine

Team 70: Susan Rieger published her first novel, The Divorce Paper, at age 67, and her second, The Heirs, at age 70. A graduate of Columbia Law School, she was a residential college dean at Yale and an Associate Provost at Columbia. Lately, she is a felt artisan.

Hosted by Georgia Clark, author of The Regulars and The Bucket List

We SOLD OUT! Thanks lovelies!

Our last show was Wednesday, April 25th at Caveat, Lower East Side

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THE THEME waS "MY BIGGEST SECRET"

We’ve all got secrets. Maybe it's a real I-know-what-you-did-last-summer secret (what happens at Caveat, stays at Caveat). Maybe it involves kissing a best friend’s boyfriend, or sneaking out after curfew. Or maybe it’s liking being a certain age/weight/race (etc), even when society says we shouldn’t. Whether it’s a confession, confidential, or clandestine, this month at Generation Women, it’s time to spill!

Generation Women is a cross-generational storytelling night in NYC. Each month, six 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. We're a unique, intimate female literary salon that brings together women of all ages.

Line up:

Team 20: Sasha Frolova is a New York City native, an actor, and a photographer. She has intertwined the two to establish a presence both on the big screen in movies like Red Sparrow and TNT’s upcoming show Snowpiercer and in art, most recently shooting for Marc Jacobs.

Team 30: Sasheer Zamata is an American actor and comedian. A Saturday Night Live alum, Zamata has found success in both the silver and big screens; most recently with a role in the upcoming film I Feel Pretty. Her stand up special, Pizza Mind, is out now.

Team 40: Donnetta Lavinia Grays – raised in Columbia, South Carolina - is a Brooklyn based actor and playwright. Her plays include Last Night and the Night BeforeLaid to Rest, and The Review. Grays’s film/TV credits include The Wrester, Book of HenryHappy!The Blacklist and Law & Order: SVU.

Team 50: Jillian Medoff is the acclaimed author of four novels. Her latest, This Could Hurt, landed on many “Best of” lists, including Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, Amazon and People. She also has a long career in management consulting where she advises HR executives on communication strategies for all aspects of the employee experience.

Team 60: Barbara Field founded Writing Life Stories and is into girl power. She worked for CBS, Harcourt Brace, The Op Ed Project and the Afghan Women's Writing Project. She published widely, including the novel The Deeper, The Bluer. She's glad to be back in NYC, where dreams are made of.

Team 70: Mary Jo Robertiello spent her childhood in Indiana and Connecticut, eight years in Rome, and the rest of her life has been in and out of NYC. Her weekly blog, nymysteries, keeps her discovering her hometown. She self-published her first novel, The Lemrow Mystery and has just finished her second detective procedural, Graphic Lessons .

 

Hosted by Georgia Clark, author of The Regulars and The Bucket List

WE SOLD OUT! THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO JOINED US

Our last show was Monday March 26th at Caveat, Lower East Side

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the theme WAs "my sliding door moment"

Decisions: we make a bunch of 'em every day (gym or nap? seltzer or wine?). Most are small. Some are bigger. And over the course of a lifetime, some are quite literally life-changing. This month, we explored the one decision that changed our lives, forever.

Generation Women is a cross-generational storytelling night in NYC. Each month, six 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. We're a unique, intimate female literary salon that brings together women of all ages.

Team 20: Alyssa Coscarelli is Refinery29’s Senior Fashion Market Editor and is a style influencer in her own right. Constantly keeping the pulse on the market, Alyssa will try any trend at least once, covering fashion brands, styling tips, and overall industry happenings for Refinery29. She also shares her city-inspired outfits, inspirations, and adventures daily with her enthusiastic Instagram following.

Team 30: Azita Ardakani is a Canadian Iranian immigrant and a five year transplant to New York City. She founded Lovesocial.org, an award winning digital impact agency, and is now a partner at Honeycomb Portfolio, a female founded impact investment fund.

Team 40: Leyla Martinez is a senior at Columbia University, studying Human Rights. She is also the President/Founder of Beyond the Box Initiative, which is an organization that seeks to eliminate structural barriers to higher education, housing, employment and civic participation for people who have criminal convictions.

Team 50: Julie Klam has published several books, including The Stars in Our Eyes and You Had Me At Woof, and wrote for the VH1 television show Pop-up Video, where she earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Special Class Writing. Currently, she writes for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the magazines that haven’t folded.

Team 60: Marcia Butler was a professional oboist for twenty-eight years until her retirement in 2008. She is the author of the nationally acclaimed memoir, The Skin Above My Knee, which was listed in “35 OVER 35” as a notable debut author. Her first novel will be published in 2019.

Team 70: Rochelle Jewel Shapiro is the author of Miriam the Medium (Simon & Schuster, 2004) and indie Finalist, Kaylee’s Ghost. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, and more. She’s been nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry, and she teaches writing at UCLA Extension.

Hosted by Georgia Clark, author of The Regulars and The Bucket List

we SOLD OUT! thanks to everyone who joined us

Our last show was Wednesday Feb 28th, 7pm, at Caveat Theater, Lower East Side

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The theme was "Time's Up."

Generation Women is a cross-generational storytelling night in NYC. Each month, six 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. We're a unique, intimate female literary salon that brings together women of all ages.

Team 20: Milly Tamarez is a comedic actor who has been featured on Vice, BET, Univision, Comedy Central, and more. She is the one of the creators and producers of the Diverse as Fuck Festival, a comedy festival that highlights diversity, and she is one of the founders of the all women of color improv team Affirmative Action.

Team 30: Elliott Sailors is a model and actor known for her androgynous style and heavy involvement in LGBTQ rights, feminism and the rights of humanity, including the Beauty for Freedom movement and the fall 2017 MILLY campaign #EqualityForAll. She has most recently been cast as the lead in DUSK, a film by trans-writer and director Jake Graf, which has won multiple awards.

Team 40: Yesenia Montilla is an Afro-Latina poet & a daughter of immigrants. Her poetry has appeared in the Chapbook For the Crowns of Your Head, as well as the literary journals The Gulf Coast, Prairie Schooner, Pittsburgh Poetry Review & others. Her first collection The Pink Box is published by Willow Books & was longlisted for a PEN award in 2016.

Team 50: Lois Thompson is founding member of Comic Diversity, and has performed at Caroline's, Gotham Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy, & Stand-Up NY.  She’s been producing & hosting Blacklight Comedy Show at the Brooklyn Moon for 5 years now, and she is looking forward to, for the 4th year in a row, producing & hosting the Brooklyn Pride Celebration Comedy Show.

Team 60: Stephanie Gangi's acclaimed debut novel, The Next, published by St. Martin's Press, has been reviewed, starred, rated and tweeted about beyond her always out-sized expectations. She lives, works and writes poetry, fiction and essays in New York City, and is staring down her second novel.

Team 80: Elizabeth Levine is a professional Fine Arts Advisor. Her clients include international law firms, various institutions, and private collectors. She leads small groups to Chelsea galleries, museums, studios and other unique art destinations. She is a past president of the Association of Professional Art Advisors, and sings with the Oratorio Society of New York.

Wildcard slot: Martha Reeves is the winner of the Jack Kerouac Literary Prize at the "Let's Celebrate Kerouac" Celebration in Lowell, Massachusetts and author of computer poems (including "Ready When You Are, Houston") in The Geek Squad Guide to Every Computer Glitch. Martha, a humorist, resides in New York and writes her own material.

 

Hosted by Georgia Clark, author of The Regulars and The Bucket List.

Our last show was Monday February 5th at Greene Space, NYC

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Generation Women performed a one-off show for Podcast Mixtape at the Greene Space in NYC on Monday February 5th, co-presented by WNYC. The theme was "My Digital Revolution". 

We sold out! Re-watch the livestream here. 

Team 20: Vera Papisova is Teen Vogue’s first ever Wellness Editor. In addition to running their award-winning sexual assault awareness campaign #NotYourFault, Papisova is responsible for producing stories spanning the topics of health (physical and mental), nutrition and diet, sexual identity, sexual health, relationships and dating, and fitness.

Team 30: Kathy Tu is the co-host and producer of Nancy, a podcast about the LGBTQ experience today. Prior to Nancy, Kathy worked on The Memory Palace, The Mortified Podcast, Masterpiece Studio, and others. And prior to that she was an EMT and law school grad. Kathy's on twitter @_kathytu.

Team 40: Sara Shepard is the best-selling author of Pretty Little Liars, The Lying Game series, The Perfectionists, The Heiresses, and The Amateurs. Her new novel, The Elizas, is out this April.

Team 50: Majora Carter is a NYC real estate developer, Peabody Award-winning public radio producer & host, a Business Insider Silicon Alley 100, one of Goldman Sachs' 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs, and a MacArthur 'Genius' Fellow. She has eight honorary PhDs, and lives in the same South Bronx community where she was born and raised, because she believes: You don't have to move out of your neighbourhood, to live in a better one.

Team 60: Chirlane McCray is the First Lady of New York City. As First Lady, Ms. McCray created ThriveNYC—the most comprehensive mental health plan of any city or state in the nation—and spearheads a nationwide Cities Thrive coalition of nearly 200 mayors across the U.S. to advance mental health reform. Ms. McCray also helps lead the City’s gender equity and domestic violence efforts as co-chair of the Commission on Gender Equity and Domestic Violence Task Force.

Team 70: Carol Prisant has been an antiques dealer and appraiser. She’s written both of Antiques Roadshow’s encyclopedias, another book on connoisseurship, a dog memoir, and last year, she published her first novel, Catch 26. For the past thirty years, she’s been the New York editor of The World of Interiors magazine.

Hosted by Georgia Clark, author of The Regulars and The Bucket List. 
 

The Greene Space is home to essential conversations and intimate performances, live from New York and heard everywhere on WNYC and WQXR. Located at 44 Charlton Street New York, NY 10014. 

Our last show was Monday December 11th at Giant Dwarf in Redfern, Sydney

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Originally conceived in New York and performing in Sydney for the very first time, Generation Women is an intimate female literary salon that brings together women of all ages.

At this unique, cross-generational storytelling night, six women of note are invited to 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. The theme for the inaugural show is “My First Time Saying No!”. Boasting an all-star line-up of Sydney’s best and brightest women, this special night will be one for the ages!

Doors at 6.30pm, show at 7.30pm. $15/$20/$25. 

Featuring:

Nakkiah Lui (Black Comedy, Kiki and Kitty)

Melina Marchetta (Looking for Alibrandi, On the Jellicoe Road)

Sarah Oakes (Gourmet Traveller)

Eva Cox (Humanist of the Year)

Jacqueline Maley (Sydney Morning Herald)

Hosted by Georgia Clark. 

Our last show was Monday Dec 4th, 7pm, at Caveat, Lower East Side

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OUR THEME waS "THE END OF AN ERA"

Generation Women is a cross-generational storytelling night in NYC. Each month, six 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. We're a unique, intimate female literary salon that brings together women of all ages. 

Team 20: Taylor Shaw is an innovative creator, producer, writer, and on camera personality whose vision is changing the media landscape. She’s the founder of the world’s first and only Black Girl Animators Collective. She has 12 television and film properties in various stages of development and is respected as a personal guide to self-improvement.  

Team 30: Raeshem Nijhon is an award-winning filmmaker, activist, and founder of the progressive branding company Fictionless. She is passionate about making films, television, and everything in between, coupled with social movements that spark thought, laughter and action.

Team 40: Pat Brown is a New York based comedian that can be seen on CBS’s Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Fuse’s Uproarious, Axis’ Gotham Live, NBC’s Comic’s Unleashed and BET’s ComicView.

Team 50: Laurie Albanese is the author of two novels and a memoir: Stolen BeautyBlue Suburbia, and Lynelle by the Sea. She also is the co-author of the novel The Miracles of Prato.

Team 60: Sally Koslow, essayist and journalist, is the author of five novels and one non-fiction book published in 12 languages. Her next novel, Another Side of Paradise, telling the love story of Scott Fitzgerald and Sheilah Graham, appears in May. Formerly, she was the editor-in-chief of mass market magazines, including McCall’s.

Team 80: Hilma Wolitzer’s novels include An Available ManThe Doctor’s Daughter, and Hearts. She has taught in the writing programs at Columbia University, The University of Iowa, and New York University.

Our last show was Friday Nov 17th, 7pm, at Caveat Theater, Lower East Side

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OUR THEME WAS "THE SKIN I'M IN"

Team 20: Jennie Runk is a model and LGBTQ advocate represented by JAG Models in New York. A plus-size model & proud member of the LGBTQ community, Jennie is passionate about inclusion & empowerment for all people, as exemplified by her modeling work in the H&M summer swimwear campaign, commentary as star of the Straight/Curve documentary, & role devising and performing in 'The Sex Myth'.

Team 30: Yael Stone is an Australian actress. She has appeared in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, HBO's High Maintenance, the detective thriller Deep Water, and the upcoming Amazon series Picnic at Hanging Rock.

Team 40: Originally from Atlanta, Shalewa Sharpe’s comedy has made such an impact in New York City that Time Out NY has labeled her a “local fixture.” In May 2016, her debut album, “Stay Eating Cookies,” was released on Rotknee Presents Records; it can be found on iTunes & Spotify.

Team 50: Marina Budhos is a fiction and nonfiction author whose most recent books are WatchedTell Us We're HomeAsk Me No Questions, and Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro & The Invention of Modern Photojournalism. A professor of English at William Paterson University, she was a 2010 Los Angeles Times Book Finalist and received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award for Women Writers. 

Team 60: Caroline Leavitt is the New York Times Bestselling author of Pictures of You, Is This Tomorrow, Cruel Beautiful World and eight other novels. A book critic for People and the San Francisco Chronicle, she is the recipient of a New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, and was a finalist in both the Nickelodeon Screenwriter Fellowship and the Sundance Screenwriters Lab.

Team 70: Barbara Collins Bowie was born in 1947 Jackson, Mississippi where she became involved with the Civil Rights movement at the age of 13. Barbara is a Retired Social Worker/Nurse, published poet-writer and the founder of the Dr. Bowie Scholarship Foundation, which includes the "Arts in Focus" After School Program, where she has spent over 20 years helping youth realize their artistic abilities early in life and how to use the fine arts as an outlet and alternative to negative behavior. 

 

Our last show was Friday Oct 27, 7p, at Caveat Theater

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Our theme was "My Alter Ego"

Team 20: Sudi Green is an Emmy-nominated writer for Saturday Night Live. You can catch her performing comedy throughout New York City, especially at her monthly character variety show Theme Party at UCBeast. 

Team 30: Lauren Adams is an actor and improviser. She plays Gretchen in Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and performs regularly at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.

Team 40: Manoush Zomorodi is the host of Note to Self, a podcast from WNYC Studios. Her new book, Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self, is based on her 2015 interactive project with tens of thousands of listeners. 

Team 50: Meg Wolitzer is the author of The Interestings, Belzhar, The Ten-Year Nap The Wife, and others. She’s an instructor in the MFA program at Stony Brook Southampton, and her new novel, The Female Persuasion, will be out next April.

Team 60: A Harvard graduate and a former journalist, Debbie Weil is a speaker, author, book writing coach, and nonfiction publisher. As a veteran blogger and Web pioneer, she was named one of the Most Influential Women in Technology by Fast Company and a DC Top 100 Tech Titan by Washingtonian magazine.

Team 80: June Duffy became a lawyer at 50+ and retired 5 years ago as Bureau Chief in the office of the New York State Attorney General. Before that, she was, among other things: a theater person, teacher, proof-reader and paralegal, as well as the mother of four fantastic daughters.

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, and her 60s+. 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.