Tales of Woe at ... We Three Productions
136 2nd Avenue @ St. Marks
Subway: 6 Train to Astor Place, F Train to 2nd Ave., L Train to 3rd Ave.
Monday, October 11th at 8 P.M.
Toni (Antronette) Yancey, MD, MPH is Professor, Department of Health Services, and Co-Director, UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity in the School of Public Health. She serves on the Board of Directors, among others, of the Partnership for a Healthier America, supporting First Lady Obama's Let's Move campaign. Her second book, Instant Recess: Building a Fit Nation 10 Minutes at a Time, has just been released.
Sarah Shaefer moved to NYC in 2005. An award-winning actress and writer, she has done everything from a Pepsi commercial involving silver spandex and an elliptical machine to playing a supporting role in Yelling to the Sky (2011) starring Oscar-nominated Gabourey Sidibe and Zoe Kravitz. She will be shooting a lead role this winter in the feature Tiger Lily Road by filmmaker Michael Medeiros. She is very grateful to Wayne for asking her to read some of her work.
Author of the novels, A STILL SMALL VOICE (Delacorte Press), THE WHOLE (MTV / Simon & Schuster), the SPD bestseller, SNOWBALL’S CHANCE (Roof), ALL THE WORLD’S A GRAVE: A NEW PLAY BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (Penguin/Plume), and the forthcoming TALES OF WOE (MTV Press) TalesofWoe.com <http://talesofwoe.com/> ; MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University; Books Editor of the Brooklyn Rail; published in Open City, Artnet, Artforum, Paper Magazine, New York Press, Brooklyn Rail, Timeout New York, Bomb Magazine, Playboy, Art in America, Los Angeles Times; current member of the board directors of the National Book Critics Circle.
A media savvy social satirist, Alix has been a featured lifestyle and trend writer on national morning and talk shows including ABC, CBS, CNN, and the Today show. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, New York Post, Time Magazine, and Entertainment Weekly, among others. She is the author of the award winning short story collection The Joy of Funerals, Death Becomes Them: Unearthing the Suicides of the Brilliant, the Famous, and the Notorious, and the recently released, Based Upon Availability. Called “sharp and brilliant” by Elle magazine, and “A mesmerizing novel” by Booklist (starred review) Based Upon Availability delves into the lives of eight seemingly ordinary women, each who pass through a swanky Manhattan hotel. While offering sanctuary to some, solace to others, the hotel captures their darkest and twisted moments as they grapple with family, sex, power, love, and death. Please visit her web: www.alixstrauss.com <http://www.alixstrauss.com/> .
A. Grant McCrea
Once a high-school dropout and sort of homeless bum-like person for eight years, Grant McCrea went on to become one of the "world's leading litigation lawyers," (well, according to several editions of the Euromoney Guide -- take it for what you will). He still dips his hand, gingerly, into the law business from time to time, and writes novels (Dead Money, Random House 2006; Drawing Dead, RH 2008, Card Dead, RH, forthcoming) and other stuff. He made a final table in a World Poker Tour event, busting out in seventh place with AA against some donkey's overcall with 87 offsuit, and once lost $38,000 of real money in one poker hand, to a guy reputed to be a member of the Russian mob. He is a Chess Master of very little repute, though a teacher of some renown in all of the above pursuits. He is currently at work on his rags to riches and back to rags memoir.