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!
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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.
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre
Expected Run Time is 90 minutes