Lisa Ferber is a multidisciplinary satirist. Her paintings and illustrations have shown at National Arts Club, Location One, Governors Island Art Fair, Manhattan Borough President’s Office, and other galleries, and have sold to private collectors. Her plays and songs have been performed at La Mama, The Duplex, The Brick, Theater for the New City, and other venerable locations, and her play “Bonbons for Breakfast” was a New York magazine “notable production.” Her play “Lisa Ferber’s ‘An Evening With Molly Hadafew’” is published in “The Book of Estrogenius 2008.” Her film “The Celery Stalker” toured US film festivals. Her stories have been read at Dirty Laundry, Barbes, and she was featured in the KGB evening “People Who Get More Done Than I Do.” She made her singing debut in the musical “Whimsellica’s Grand Inheritance,” which she wrote with Emmy-nominated composer Robert Firpo-Cappiello. She co-composed the music to match her lyrics on “You Left Me for a Tranny and I’m Still Drinkin’” and “Married Don’t Mean Unavailable.” She was a guest celebrity on WVOX Radio and was profiled on BroadwayAfterDark.com. She experiences frequent bursts of gratitude for living in New York City.
EM Lewis won the 2009 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award for her play “Song of Extinction” (published by Samuel French, and playing at the Guthrie early next year) and the 2008 Francesca Primus Prize for an emerging woman theater artist for “Heads” from the American Theater Critics Association. Her work has been produced across the country, as well as in Canada, China, South Africa, and at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is currently working on a new play called “Magellanica: A New and Accurate Map of the World” at Princeton University, where she is the 2010-2011 Hodder Fellow in Playwriting. www.dramatistsguildweb.com/members/emlewis
Kathleen Warnock is a New York City-based playwright and editor. She has curated Drunken! Careening! Writers! since 2004 and enjoys it more and more each year. Her plays have been produced in New York City, regionally, and in London and Dublin, Ireland. She is Playwrights Company Manager for Emerging Artists Theatre, and Curator of the Robert Chesley/Jane Chambers Playwrights Project at TOSOS Theatre. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild. She is series editor for Best Lesbian Erotica (Cleis). By day, she edits travel guides for Frommer’s.
Drunken! Careening! Writers! is a reading series based on the proposition that readings should be by 1) good writers; 2) who read their work well; and 3) something in it makes people laugh (nervous laughter counts). And 15 minutes tops.