THE THEME OF THE NIGHT IS “MY BEST ADVICE: THE WISE WORDS THAT CHANGED ME”
This month, we’re asking our multigenerational storytellers to reflect on the best — or most memorable — advice they ever received. We look to others for advice on everything: how to live, love, laugh, and make meaning of this crazy thing called life. This October we’ll find out what words stuck with our storytellers. It could be advice spoken by a parent, friend, or mentee, or lessons absorbed from a film, public figure, or total stranger. Maybe it was great advice, or maybe it was bad advice that still had a lifelong impact. Looking for some wise words? You won’t want to miss this fascinating Fall show.
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: Arti Gollapudi is a comedic performance artist with a Masters of Arts in Performance Studies from NYU Tisch. She currently curates & hosts Yourself, Your Body at Union Hall and writes/performs a one woman show about grief and trauma called Boogie on the Brink at The Slipper room.
Team 30s: Alex Koones is the chef and creator of Babetown, a pop-up supper club for queer women, trans and non-binary people, that meets in different homes in and around New York several times a month.
Team 40s: Ellie Dvorkin one half of the comedy music duo Mel & El. Hailed as "outrageous" by The New York Times, real-life best friends Mel & El have brought down the house at Joe’s Pub, Ars Nova, Gotham Comedy Club, Upright Citizen's Brigade, 92Y, and onboard Atlantis gay cruises.
Team 50s: Dr. Edith Gonzalez is a native Nuyorican and historical archaeologist specializing in 18th century bio-prospecting. She has a completely inappropriate obsession with Lord of the Rings and has recently been featured on the Story Collider and Risk! podcasts.
Team 60s: Flash Rosenberg is an “Attention Span for Hire” who draws, animates, photographs, writes, and performs. She is a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, main-stage storyteller for The Moth, appears regularly in Monologues and Madness, and was Artist in Residence for LIVE from the NY Public Library. This graduate of Sears Charm School lives in Harlem with two turtles and infinite questions.
Team 70s: Gerry Sweetman is a nun-educated Irish transplant and psychotherapist. She is currently writing a book and nudging herself towards more unfiltered creative expressions.
Created and hosted by Georgia Clark, author of The Regulars, The Bucket List, and more.