Clockwise, L t R: Erica Brown, Simi Stone, Beth Broun, Verna Gillis, Martha Frankel, Nan Tepper.
Launched at the Public Theater in New York City, Generation Women is a cross-generational, multicultural storytelling night that features women or non-binary performers in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, or beyond to share an original true story on a given theme. With a curated lineup of local storytellers, the series will hold its first upstate installment at the Phoenicia Playhouse
on July 30.
The local debut of Generation Women will feature six leading lady luminaries, each one from a different age group: Erica Brown, Radio Kingston’s community engagement coordinator and host of “Let’s Talk Kingston”; singer-songwriter, musician (New Pornographers, Neko Case), and artist Simi Stone; comedian and actor (“Saturday Night Live”) Beth Broun; web and graphic designer Nan Tepper; author and Woodstock Bookfest organizer Martha Frankel; and writer, performer, and record producer Verna Gillis.
The theme of the program is “My Big Change: Stories of New Paths.” For the event, these local storytelling superstars will each hold forth with the tale of a particular time that they made a big change in their life, or had a significant change happen to them.
Generation Women’s “My Big Change: Stories of New Paths” will take place at the Phoenicia Playhouse in Phoenicia on July 30 at 7pm. Tickets are $25. For more information, visit the theater’s website.