The next installment of our blindingly fun Mouth to Mouth Open Mic is here! Brave the mad March weather to hear Leah Winkler and Annie Choi at our monthly party. Leah, a current member of Youngblood Theater Company, is a talented playwright and director. The New York Times praised her most recent play, The Internet, saying it “effectively skewers the false personas and banal self-descriptions on dating Web sites while underscoring the longing”. A novelist and comedienne, Annie has received glowing reviews for her memoir, Happy Birthday or Whatever. It’s so funny even her Tiger Mom approves! Annie also writes everything from “fauxbituaries” of famous architects to chair blogs. Join us for the Ed Lin and Jen Kwok hosted variety night, complete with ukulele, puns, and birthday hats.
Annie Choi is the author of Happy Birthday of Whatever: Track Suits, Kim Chee, and Other Family Disasters (HarperCollins). Her work has appeared in White Zinfandel, Pidgin Magazine, Architecture Digest (China), and the New Museum’s The Last Newspaper. She received her BA from the University of California, Berkeley and her MFA in writing from Columbia University. Her current Amazon reviewer ranking is 28,739. Visit her blog at annietown.com.
Leah Nanako Winkler is from Kamakura Japan and Lexington, KY. Her plays have been produced at venues like The Brick Theater, The Incubator Arts Project/Ontological Hysteric Theater, and Ars Nova as well as places in Philly, Ft. Lauderdale, Indianapolis, and Washington, DC. She is a Terra Nova Collective Groundbreakrs alum, current member of Youngblood, a founding member of Everywhere Theatre Group, and has worked with companies like Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company and the Asian American Arts Alliance. Her essays on hapa identity were commissioned by the Japanese American National Museum’s Discover Nikkei Project. www.leahwinkler.org.
Come at 7:30 PM to sign up for an Open Mic slot!