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Peter Jay Sharp Theatre Best-selling author Meg Wolitzer, mother and daughter singer-songwriters Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche, and cartoonist Roz Chast and humorist Patricia Marx (with their ukulele duo, Ukelear Meltdown) collaborate on an evening of music, literature, art, and laughter! Group discounts are available for groups of fifteen people or more. Please contact the Box Office at [email protected]Roz Chast has been a regular contributor of cartoons to The New Yorker since 1978. She is the author and illustrator of the graphic memoir Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, a New York Times bestseller and 2014 National Book Award Finalist, and Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York, winner of the New York City Book Award. In 2012, she was awarded the NYC Literary Honor in Humor by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and in 2015, she was honored with 20th Annual Heinz Award for the Arts and Humanities and the Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year. Chast also served as guest editor of The Best American Comics 2016. Most recently, Chast collaborated with Patricia Marx on two books: Why Don’t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It? and You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time: Rules for Couples.Patricia Marx, a New Yorker staff writer, is a former writer for Saturday Night Live and the author of the novels Him Her Him Again the End of Him and Starting from Happy, both of which were finalists for the Thurber Prize, as well the nonfiction work Let’s Be Less Stupid. Marx has collaborated with Roz Chast on two books: Why Don’t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It? and You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time: Rules for Couples. Her children's book, Now Everybody Really Hates Me, received the first and only Friedrich Medal, an award named after her air conditioner. She was the first woman on the Harvard Lampoon staff, and is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.Meg Wolitzer is the New York Times bestselling author of The Female Persuasion, The Interestings, The Ten-Year Nap, The Wife, and other books. She was the guest editor of The Best American Short Stories 2017, and has also published books for young readers. Wolitzer is a faculty member in the MFA program at Stony Brook Southampton, where she co-directs BookEnds, a one-year, non-credit intensive in the novel. In 2013, along with singer-songwriter Suzzy Roche, she was a guest artist at the Princeton Atelier at Princeton University. The recent, critically acclaimed film based on her novel The Wife starred Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce. Suzzy Roche is a singer/songwriter/performer/author and founding member of the singing group The Roches. She has recorded more than fifteen albums, written music for television and film, and toured extensively for thirty years across the U.S. and Europe. She most recently performed with The Wooster Group in A Pink Chair (In Place of a Fake Antique) at the Performing Garage in New York City. Roche also collaborates with her daughter, Lucy Wainwright Roche. Their most recent album, Mud and Apples, was nominated for an Independent Music Award. She is the author of the children’s book Want To Be in a Band? and the novels Wayward Saints and the forthcoming The Town Crazy.Lucy Wainwright Roche is a singer-songwriter. Her most recent solo album, Little Beast, was released in 2018 and won the Independent Music Award for Best Singer/Songwriter Album, and was preceded by the critically acclaimed There’s a Last Time for Everything. She also collaborates with her mother, Suzzy Roche. Their most recent album, Mud and Apples, was nominated for an Independent Music Award. Roche was also featured on the television series Stuff You Should Know. She is currently touring in the US and UK, and performs regularly with The Indigo Girls.

Location: Symphony Space 2537 Broadway at 95th Street New York, NY. | Start: 3/22/2022 7:00:00 PM End:
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Bestselling, award-winning author Min Jin Lee comes to our virtual space for the second installment of our Salon series, where audience members are invited to converse directly with the author. Join us for a fascinating discussion of Lee’s extraordinary novel Pachinko. Limited to 30 viewers, our Salon series goes beyond the page and offers you the opportunity to be in the virtual room for a one-of-a-kind in-depth discussion."Stunning... A compassionate, clear gaze at the chaotic landscape of life itself. In this haunting epic tale, no one story seems too minor to be briefly illuminated. Lee suggests that behind the facades of wildly different people lie countless private desires, hopes and miseries..."This is a live virtual event. Ticket holders will receive an e-mail with information on how to access the event close to its start time. You must tune in at the set start time and date to view this show.Frequently Asked QuestionsHow do I buy a ticket?Click the “BUY TICKETS” button above for a full list of ticket options. Once you have purchased your ticket(s), we will send you a confirmation e-mail. You will receive log-in details prior to the show in a separate e-mail (you will not receive event access information with your ticket receipt).How do I watch a virtual show?Prior to the event’s scheduled start time, you will receive an e-mail with information on how to log in and watch the event from your digital device. This is a live event. You must tune in at the set time and date to view this show. If you need assistance accessing the event on your digital device, please e-mail [email protected].Can I watch this show with the Symphony Space 20/21 Season Pass?No, unfortunately we cannot include this event in our Season Pass due to rights issues.What if I have an issue trying to access a virtual show?If you do not receive your log-in e-mail with directions on how to access the virtual show by the day of the event, please check your spam folder before contacting us. If you need assistance accessing the event on your digital device, please e-mail [email protected]. Information about events will be posted on our website.To Learn More About the Artist Min Jin Lee is the author of the bestselling novels Free Food for Millionaires and Pachinko, which was named a finalist for the National Book Award and a runner-up for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Her writing has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, One Story,The New York Times Book Review, and The Wall Street Journal, among other publications. Lee currently serves as Writer-in-Residence at Amherst College, a trustee of PEN America, a director of the Authors Guild, and a member of the National Advisory Board of the Immigration Initiative at Harvard. She is the recipient of fellowships in Fiction from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study at Harvard, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She was inducted into the New York Foundation for the Arts Hall of Fame in 2019. Her third novel, American Hagwon, and a nonfiction work, Name Recognition, are forthcoming.

Location: Symphony Space 2537 Broadway at 95th Street New York, NY. | Start: 1/28/2021 7:00:00 PM End:
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Location: Prospect Park (Clear Creek Trail) 44th Ave Wheat Ridge, CO. | Start: 1/6/2021 12:00:00 AM End: 2/24/2021 12:00:00 AM
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George Saunders has been teaching the nineteenth-century Russian short story for 20 years, and his newest book, A Swim in a Pond in the Rain, is a master class on some of his favorites. Now he brings his passion to Selected Shorts with a lineup of stories curated from his long history with the greats of Russian literature, including hidden gems not included in the book. With performances by Becca Blackwell (They, Themself and Schmerm), Donna Lynne Champlin (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Santino Fontana (Tootsie), Peter Jay Fernandez (Luke Cage), Zack Grenier (The Good Fight), Ann Harada (Smash), Richard Masur (Younger), and BD Wong (Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens).Our greatest actors transport us through the magic of fiction, one short story at a time. Sometimes funny. Always moving. Selected Shorts connects you to the world with a rich diversity of voices from literature, film, theater, and comedy.This is a virtual event. Ticket holders can watch the event on the Watch Here section of the Symphony Space website. You can tune in at the premiere or view at your leisure for two weeks afterwards. This event premieres on February 3 and is available until February 17.Frequently Asked QuestionsHow do I buy a ticket?Click the “BUY TICKETS” button above for a full list of ticket options. Once your purchase is complete, you will receive an email with your e-ticket(s) shortly after your purchase. Please refer to your e-ticket for important information regarding viewing your event(s).How do I watch Selected Shorts?You can access your ticketed events on the Watch Here section of the Symphony Space website. You will need to log in to your account using the same email/password you used when purchasing tickets. You have the option of tuning in at the premiere or viewing at your leisure for two weeks afterwards. Your access is unlimited and on-demand, so you may watch this event multiple times during the two-week period. Can I watch Selected Shorts with the Symphony Space 20/21 Season Pass?Yes - you can access this event on the Watch Here section of the Symphony Space website. You will need to log in to your account using the same email/password associated with your Season Pass. You have the option of tuning in at the premiere or viewing at your leisure for two weeks afterwards. Your access is unlimited and on-demand, so you may watch this event multiple times through June 30, 2021. To purchase a Season Pass, click here.What if I have an issue trying to access a virtual show?If you need assistance accessing the event on your digital device, please e-mail [email protected]. Information about events will be posted on our website. Selected Shorts is supported by the Dungannon Foundation, sponsor of The Rea Award for the Short Story. Support is also provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation, the NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust, The Shubert Foundation, the Charina Endowment Fund, The Scherman Foundation, the Henry Nias Foundation, the Axe-Houghton Foundation, the Lemberg Foundation, and The Grodzins Fund. Selected Shorts is also made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts, and with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Symphony Space thanks our generous supporters, including our Board of Directors, Producers Circle, and members, who make our programs possible with their annual support.

Location: Symphony Space 2537 Broadway at 95th Street New York, NY. | Start: 2/3/2021 7:30:00 PM End:
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Location: Community Room 1 Community Dr Rochester, IL. | Start: 1/27/2021 12:00:00 AM End: 1/27/2021 12:00:00 AM
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Location: Patrick Henry College 10 Patrick Henry Circle Purcellville, VA. | Start: 6/27/2021 12:00:00 AM End: 7/3/2021 12:00:00 AM
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Location: Prospect Park (Clear Creek Trail) 44th Ave Wheat Ridge, CO. | Start: 1/8/2021 12:00:00 AM End: 2/26/2021 12:00:00 AM
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