NYU KGB Reading Series

Had fun headlining the NYU KGB reading series, with current MFA writers Alanna Weissman, Will Frazier, Alex Foster, and Sara Elkamel. Spending time with poets and writers feels like taking a step sideways into a secret world that is adjacent to theatre/ TV but is not theatre/ TV, and in which everyone has read all the books I would like to read. IMG_2440 IMG_2439

Pen World Voices Festival // Westbeth Edition

PEN World Voices Festival at Westbeth Artists Housing: audiences receive a map and can wander from apartment to apartment, listening to readings (and checking out how other people live, which is an intensely New York past-time.) I read from The Island Dwellers in Samantha and Stephen Hall’s gorgeous living room, surrounded by Stephen’s paintings.

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One of my favorite paintings by Stephen Hall

One of my favorite paintings by Stephen Hall

The Island Dwellers // Pub Day

Thank you to Allison Hunter and the crew at Janklow Nesbit, Caitlin McKenna and the crew at Random House, all of the beautiful people who celebrate, buy, and love books – and my friends, who made pub day a total delight with their texts, emails, and book-selfies. IMG_2560 Image-1-7

Powell’s Books // The Island Dwellers

When you’re scrolling through Powell’s Staff Picks (because where else do you procure new reading material as soon as your paychecks clear?) and you see your own book. Screen Shot 2018-04-26 at 10.43.26 AM In my two weeks at Portland Center Stage, I’d stop in on my way to rehearsal (morning) and my way home (evening.) I had to buy a giant bag, also from Powell’s, to get all the books back to New York. Takeaway: Powell’s is the one place on earth that can provide for all your needs, all the time. (And, thank you Lauren P.!)