Penthouse Symposium with Wallace Shawn at The Sorrento Hotel
NIGHT SCHOOL @ THE SORRENTO
Penthouse Symposium no. 10 : Wallace Shawn in conversation with Sean Nelson. Topic: Wallace's recent release "Essays"
We will let Tony introduce Essays:
"Wallace Shawn's career as a playwright has been uncompromisingly devoted to proving, again and again, that theater is an ideal medium for exploring difficult matters of great consequence. The qualities that make his dramatic work so challenging, startling, unsettling, sensual, mind-and-soul expanding, so indispensible, are equally in evidence in the marvelous political and theatrical essays collected here." Tony Kushner
*Upon confirmation of reservation guests will receive a pdf of required reading. In a Symposium dialogue is encouraged.
$40/person, includes a hearty stew and a copy of Wallace Shawn's new book. Our thanks to Town Hall Seattle for making this event possible.
Wallace Shawn. Known to stage and film audiences as an extraordinary character actor, Shawn is also an Obie Award-winning playwright and best-selling author. His celebrated works include The Designated Mourner and The Fever, along with the poignant film My Dinner With Andre, which Shawn co-wrote. His most recent work, Essays, released in 2009, is a highly personal, often self-deprecating collection of Shawn's perspective on life, politics, morality and the power of art.
Sean Nelson is a Seattle writer/musician/filmmaker. Probably best known for being the lead singer in Harvey Danger, which disbanded last year, he was also in the Long Winters, and has recorded with Death Cab for Cutie, The Decemberists, Robyn Hitchcock, the Minus 5, and many other bright lights besides. His debut solo LPs, Make Good Choices and Nelson Sings Nilsson, are due out in 2011. Nelson co-wrote and starred in Lynn Shelton's My Effortless Brilliance. His debut as a screenwriter/co-director, Treatment, will be making the film festival rounds this year.
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