Words Carry Us with Betty MacDonald, June 26, 7 PM, Livestream/Live Audience
Words Carry Us with Betty MacDonald presents "Joan Jokes For Change" starring Joan Reinmuth on Sunday, June 26 at 7 PM, livestreamed on YouTube.
Words Carry Us with Betty MacDonald presents "Joan Jokes For Change" starring Joan Reinmuth on Sunday, June 26 at 7 PM. This event will be livestreamed on the Green Kill Sessions YouTube Channel and will be open to a live audience of 30. Tickets are 10 dollars. Go here to purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/words-carry-us-with-betty-macdonald-june-26-7-pm-livestreamlive-audienc-tickets-357991491187
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Joan Jokes For Change
Joan will present an excerpt from her one-woman play What Am I Missing? an account of the night Margaret Sanger and Lenny Bruce were thrown into the same jail cell on the charge of lewdness and had sex.
A love child is born to Lenny Bruce and Margaret Sanger nine (nano) months after their NYC arrest. Both are charged with lewd and indecent behavior, and by accident are forced to share a cell. Actually it was less lewd, and more for advancing freedom of speech.
Due to the jail “occupancy confusion episode,” they wind up in the same dark cell with only a newspaper, an abandoned couch for orientation.
Sanger and Bruce forge a world view that leads to the classic memoirs that only heroes make.
Lights flicker on, off and on just long enough… to see… this play is gonna be all about the impact the ingenious geniuses had on each other.
I had a frontier childhood in the part of Manhattan where fighting for your beliefs was a day to day activity (even if it meant protecting the Bill of Rights). It’s one thing to believe the State is an enemy but quite another when the State believes you’re an enemy.
I’m an award winning (retired) hospital and Planned Parenthood nurse, and a decorated art jewelry designer.
I studied comedy on the streets of New York where comedy lives. I teach classes in satire because that’s how you learn you’re smarter than you think.
I stay connected to my inner Swiss Army Knife, and practice changes that mean change. When it comes to economics, I believe I know who benefits and who pays.”
Joan Predicts: We will return to the time when we had webbed feet and hugged each other.
Writer/actor Betty MacDonald contributed to the writing of and performance in TMI’s What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting. Her essay “Before Roe v. Wade” appears in the anthology Get Out of My Crotch! Her work is included in the anthologies 80 Things To Do When You Turn 80, Open House, Better With Age. and in Lightwood, an online magazine. Betty presented her essay “First Love” for 650Read at the Cell Theatre in New York City, and at Vassar College. Her essay "Daughter of Twins" is on video for 650Read's Mother's Day presentation. Her essay "Not Jewish Enough" is on video for 650Read's Jew-ish. Betty will present her essay “I’m Not a Woman of My Age” at City Winery, NYC on October 16th for 650Read’s event on Aging. Betty hosts Words Carry Us, a livestream show of readings and interviews from Green Kill in Kingston, NY.
Following her early career as a continuity writer and radio personality Tiny Lee, Betty became a travel industry correspondent. Unfortunately, she’s a homebody and finds travel uncomfortable and exhausting. For over 30 years, storytelling has influenced her work as a performer with Community Playback Theatre in the Hudson Valley.