Monday, October 29, 2018

Jill Soloway

in conversation with Hannah Gadsby

discussing their memoir,
She Wants It:
Desire Power and Toppling the Patriarchy

(special guests to be announced)

Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre
New Roads School
Herb Alpert Educational Village
3131 Olympic Blvd.,
Santa Monica, CA 90404


$53 Reserved Section Seat + Book
$43 General Admission Seat + book
$20 General Admission (on sale Oct 16 at 10am)


This evening will be an instigating, participatory forum for thought leaders and audience alike to engage with the front lines of our understanding of gender, power, desire, and consent.

Jill Soloway is the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning creator of Transparent and I Love Dick. Their first feature film, Afternoon Delight, won the 2013 Directing Award at Sundance. Their work can also be seen in Six Feet Under, How to Make It in America, and United States of Tara. An activist and artist, Jill cofounded 5050by2020, a strategic initiative of Time’s Up, as well as East Side Jews, and the spoken word series Sit n’ Spin. Jill lives in Los Angeles.

Tasmania’s own Hannah Gadsby  has come to the world’s attention through her multi-award winning stand up show Nanette which played to sold out houses across Australia, London, Edinburgh, New York and Los Angeles before launching on Netflix in June and stopping the comedy world in its tracks. The overnight success of Hannah Gadsby was more than ten years in the making, with her award winning stand up shows a sell out fixture in festivals across Australia and the UK. She played a character called Hannah on the TV series Please Like Me and has hosted three art documentaries, inspired by comedy art lectures she created to accompany collections at major galleries.  

“As uproariously funny as it is profoundly furious.” — The New Yorker  

“The laughs of her show are a means to an end, which is, at its core, a ferocious attack on comedy itself.” — The New York Times 

“Nanette is the kind of work that leaves you shaken. Not because it’s really funny (it really is), or because it’s equally heartbreaking, but because it finds a fusion of those two modes that’s incandescent.” — The Atlantic

This event celebrates the publication of Jill’s explosive new book, She Wants It: Desire Power and Toppling the Patriarchy.  Soloway and She Wants It are uniquely positioned at the center of the current gender and consent conflagrations to offer new perspectives on dated and damaging “he said/she said” binaries. Jill’s recent transition from identifying as femme, female and straight — to queer, masculine-of-center and non-binary — brings a vital new perspective and radical feminist philosophy to this pivotal moment.