Tall Tales and Real Man Adventures! Amy Ray, T Cooper, & Scott Turner Schofield at the Star Bar One Night Only!
A DECADE IN THE MAKING
Amy Ray, T Cooper, & Scott Turner Schofield REUNITED--and it feels so good...
Join us for a winter blowout extravaganza on Saturday, December 15 at Star Bar Atlanta, 7 PM
In celebration of T Cooper's latest book, "Real Man Adventures" (McSweeney's), and for the third time in a decade, rockstar Amy Ray, author T Cooper and king of performance Scott Turner Schofield will join together on stage for one wild night of live music, words and perfomance (sponsored by Charis Books and Charis Circle). Things that very well might come up on this special night: gender, masculinity, femininity, pit bulls, French people, the artist's life, Barack Obama, having a large penis, having no penis, Great White sharks, Hanukkah, Jesus, songwriting, The Real Housewives (of Atlanta, New York, Beverly Hills--no others), and much, much more--including audience questions addressed by the three performers.
Amy Ray has been making her solo music in between Indigo Girls' records
and gigs for the past 12 years. She started an indie label, Daemon
Records in 1989. After releasing over 40 records by her favorite artist,
in 2000 she decided to venture into making her own music, influenced by
punk, rock, and Appalachian music. Ray took writing cues and musical
inspiration from many of the artists on her label and bands she had met
through the underground community. Her first record Stag featured her
partnership with punk icons, The Butchies, along with The Rockateens and
Joan Jett. Her second release Prom, brought Jody Bleyle, Kate
Schellenbach, Donna Dresch, and 1945 into the fold. On her last solo
release, Didn't It Feel Kinder, Ray teamed up with producer Greg
Griffith (Vitapup, Le Tigre, The Butchies) and released what was
considered an evolution in her musical life. With newest record, Lung of
Love, Amy Ray is back with Greg Griffith, along with The Butchies, and
keyboard player, Julie Wolf. This newest CD is as energetic as her first
release Stag, but has the maturity and musical diversity that reflects
her long tenure in the musical community.
Scott Turner Schofield started his performance career at Charis Books and More in 2001, and he thanks the feminists in his life - especially Amy Ray - for his success. He has made a career of performance art, even emceeing, and theater, TV, and film acting that has taken him all over the world - keeping in close touch with T Cooper all along the way. He currently resides in France, where he acts with the National Theatre. Check outwww.Scott-T-Schofield.com to find out more.
T Cooper is the author of the bestselling novels "The Beaufort Diaries"
and "Lipshitz Six, or Two Angry Blondes." His work has appeared in a
variety of publications, including The New Yorker, The New York Times,
The Believer, O: The Oprah Magazine, and many other anthologies and
magazines. "Real Man Adventures" is his first nonfiction book.
A charged, personal, and entirely original take on gender identity, "Real Man Adventures" is a brash, wildly inventive, and comic exploration of the paradoxes and pleasures of masculinity. A brilliant collage of letters, essays, artwork and interviews, this book will forever change what you think it means to be a man.
* Wait, there's more: Check out the "Real Man Adventures" CD, with original music inspired by various chapters of the book. (Including music from The Julie Ruin (Kathleen Hanna), Chris Pureka, Dynasty Handbag, Geo Wyeth, Rocco Katastrophe, Our Lady J--and many more). Look for special CD giveaways at the event! *
All profits from ticket sales (after cost) for this event will go to Charis Circle, a 501c3 non-profit which exists to foster sustainable feminist communities, work for social and gender justice, and encourage the expression of diverse and marginalized voices. Charis Circle presents its programing in conjunction with Charis Books, North America's oldest indpendent feminist bookstore--Valuing all of our stories since 1974.
Show is 21+, Doors at 6:30pm
Tickets: $10 in advance; $12 at the door
Buy a copy of the book ("Real Man Adventures") in advance from Charis, get a ticket to the show for just $5. Stop by Charis or call (404)524-0304 to get your ticket today. $1 service charge for credit cards.
If you are ordering the book from our website please note that you would like a ticket in the memo field and know that we will be calling for additional info.
A few years ago, the novelist T Cooper wrote his parents a letter telling them he wasn’t their daughter anymore.” And that was the good news.”
A polar bear tries to go green--in Hollywood, with Leonardo DiCaprio--in an outrageous tale that includes equally outrageous full-color illustrations.
A postmodern family saga by one of Americas freshest literary voices
"This is a 'people's history' with tongue in cheek, delightfully funny, imaginative, but with a subtle undertone of seriousness. I enjoyed it immensely."
--HOWARD ZINN, author of "A People's History of the United States"
Original stories & artwork by:
In sparse, evocative prose, T Cooper tells the story of four splintered lives: Isak is a "gender freak" to the world at large. Taylor is so simultaneously perfect, yet useless, that she is paralyzed. Her mother Arlene is lonely and pill-popping, while Arlene's brother Charlie faces the unexpected--even unwanted--prospect of being healthy with HIV.
Two Truths and a Lie is a memoir in the form of three solo plays written and performed by Scott Turner Schofield. From inside the often hilarious-but all too real-moments of his young life on the Homecoming Court and Debutante Ball circuit (in a dress), armed with only a decoder ring and a gifted tongue, Schofield comes out with truly unbelievable stories of a body in search of an identity.