The radio program from PRI, heard Sunday evenings on WSKG Radio, appears LIVE at Cornell
Monday, April 20, 7:30pm (per Laurel Guy at Cornell)
Featuring noted theatre artists reading from Cornell authors' works:
How to Become a Writer by Lorrie Moore read by Rita Wolf
Who Am I This Time? by Kurt Vonnegut read by Isaiah Sheffer
Getting Ugly by Victor LaValle read by Daniel Alexander Jones
Rita Wolf (born 25 February 1960 in Calcutta, India) is a British-Indian actress and theatre producer. She moved to London at an early age and trained at the Royal Court Youth Theatre. She has appeared on British television and in many theatre productions, and is co-founder of a charity theatre group in London. Her first leading film role came in 1984 in the movie Majdha. In 1990, Wolf and Rukhsana Ahmed founded the Kali Theatre Company in London, which is a registered charity whose goal is to encourage, develop, promote and produce the works of Asian women writers. The Kali is supported in part by grants from the London Arts and the Arts Council of England. She now lives in New York City with her two children.
Daniel Alexander Jones is an award-winning interdisciplinary artist. American Theatre Magazine named him one of fifteen artists whose work would "change American stages for decades to come." He is the recipient of the prestigious Alpert Award in the Arts in Theatre for 2006. His theatre pieces include Phoenix Fabrik, Bel Canto, Earthbirths, Blood:Shock:Boogie and Cab and Lena. Daniel has performed nationally in numerous cities including New York, Minneapolis, Austin, St. Paul, Seattle and Boston and internationally in London, Dublin, Manchester and Leeds. He collaborates regularly with other artists including Walter Kitundu, Grisha Coleman, Helga Davis, Sharon Bridgforth, Erik Ehn and Robbie McCauley. Jones is the recipient of support from The Rockefeller Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts and TCG, The Creative Capital Foundation, The Howard Foundation and The Jerome Foundation. Daniel is a faculty member with Goddard College's Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts and has been an Adjunct Faculty member with The Department of Theatre and Dance since 2004. A native of Massachusetts, Daniel splits his time between Austin and New York City.
Host and Reader: Isaiah Sheffer is co-founder and artistic director of Symphony Space and director and host of Selected Shorts live and on radio. His radio, television, theatre, and film credits are extensive and include work as a commentator on the arts for WNYC's weekly radio column Around New York; producer/writer for The Road to the White House, a 20-minute public affairs series for NBC-TV (Emmy Nomination); and writer/director, The Last Chapter, award-winning historical documentary film on 1,000 years of Polish-Jewish history. Mr. Sheffer wrote the book and lyrics for the musicals Yiddle with a Fiddle and The Rise of David Levinsky. His latest play is Dreamers and Demons: The Three Worlds of Isaac Bashevis Singer. He is currently creating the libretto for a modern-baroque opera-ballet about the making of the American Constitution, A More Perfect Union.