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