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Hilton Als “Andy Warhol: The Series”

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May 21, 2018
May 21, 2018
Segal Theatre
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Left: Hilton Als, photo by Brigitte Lacombe.          Right: John Jesurun, photo by Paula Court.

Monday, May 21
Segal Theatre
5:00pm Reading + Discussion

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.

Originally written for television, Hilton Als’s Andy Warhol: The Series draws on historical accounts, rumors, and artwork to tell the story of the artist’s childhood, career, and fascination with Hollywood. The series is from the point of view of significant women in Warhol’s life–his mother and Shirley Temple. This evening will present the premiere reading, directed by New York-based director John Jesurun. Co-produced by Claire Montgomery and Alsun Keogh/Location One.

Hilton Als became a staff writer at The New Yorker in 1994 and a theatre critic in 2002. He began contributing to the magazine in 1989, writing pieces for The Talk of the Town. Before coming to The New Yorker, Als was a staff writer for the Village Voice and an editor-at-large at Vibe. His first book The Women was published in 1996. His most recent book White Girls, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the winner of the Lambda Literary Award in 2014, discusses various narratives of race and gender. In 1997, the New York Association of Black Journalists awarded Als first prize in both Magazine Critique/Review and Magazine Arts and Entertainment. He was awarded a Guggenheim for creative writing in 2000 and the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism for 2002-03. In 2016, he received Lambda Literary’s Trustee Award for Excellence in Literature. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2017.

John Jesurun is a writer, director, and media artist. Since 1982, he has provided text, direction, and design for over thirty pieces. He has been published by TCG, Sun & Moon Press, and NoPassport Press. His work Shatterhand Massacree and Other Media Texts has been published by Performing Arts Journal.

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