THE THEME OF THE NIGHT IS “BEST OF”
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.
This month, we’re celebrating some of our favorite performers to hit our stage! Come one, come all to the annual Best Of Generation Women:
Team 20: Ashley Gavin is a national touring comedian. Her comedy has been featured on Hulu, SiriusXM, Refinery29, and more. She's best known for her hard-hitting, intelligent, and sometimes absurd social commentary, and her webseries Gay Girl Straight Girlhas over 400k views and has been featured in Galore Mag.
Team 30s: Jen Kwok is a Chinese-American writer-performer who can be seen on this season of Netflix’s Friends From College. As a singer-songwriter, Jen will be releasing an EP later this year based on "Songs for One," an intimate concert series in which she has performed one-on-one for over 100 individuals.
Team 40s: Donnetta Lavinia Grays – from Columbia, SC – is a Brooklyn based actor and playwright. Plays include Where We Stand (World Premiere Co-Production: WP Theater and Baltimore Centerstage - Spring 2020), Last Night and the Night Before, Laid to Rest, and The Review. Film/TV credits include The Wrestler, High Maintenance, Happy!, and ALL Law & Orders.
Team 50s: Fiona Davis is the nationally bestselling author of historical novels set in iconic New York City buildings, including her most recent, The Chelsea Girls. She began her career in New York City as an actress, working on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in regional theater. After getting a master's degree at Columbia Journalism School, she fell in love with writing, leapfrogging from editor to freelance journalist before finally settling down to write fiction.
Team 60s: Martha Frankel is a writer, knitter, poker player, and yenta. She is the executive director of Woodstock Bookfest and the host of Woodstock Booktalk. She runs storyslams.com seasonally in Woodstock NY. Her memoir, Hats & Eyeglasses, traces her addiction to gambling.
Team 70s: Verna Gillis is a freelance producer with a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology who gained recognition for her work promoting and producing music from various cultural backgrounds. She now performs her one older-woman show, Tales From Geriassic Park—On the Verge of Extinction, and has published a book of one-liners, I Just Want to be Invited—I Promise Not to Come.
Created and hosted by Georgia Clark, author of The Regulars, The Bucket List, and more.