La MaMa Blogs: Our Mother of Science Fiction: Monsters, Magic, and Mary Shelley

Monday, October 24, 2016

Our Mother of Science Fiction: Monsters, Magic, and Mary Shelley

Immediately following the Sunday, October 30th performance of PHANTASMAGORIA; or Let Us Cheat Death there will be a post show discussion entitled: "Our Mother of Science Fiction: Monsters, Magic, and Mary Shelley."  Phantasmagoria playwright Chana Porter will be joined by authors Maria Dahvana Headley and Leah Schnelbach discussing Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.

MARIA DAHVANA HEADLEY is a New York Times-Bestselling author and editor, playwright and screenwriter, most recently of the young adult fantasy novel MAGONIA (HarperCollins), the dark fantasy/alt-history novel QUEEN OF KINGS (Dutton), and the internationally bestselling memoir THE YEAR OF YES (Hyperion). With Neil Gaiman, she is the #1 New York Times-bestselling editor of the anthology UNNATURAL CREATURES (HarperChildrens), benefitting 826DC. With Kat Howard, she is the author of the novella THE END OF THE SENTENCE (Subterranean Press) - one of NPR's Best Books of 2014.

LEAH SCHNELBACH is a staff writer for and the Fiction Editor of No Tokens journal. Her story, “Bracelet,“ received an Honorable Mention in Lumina’s 2013 Fiction Contest, judged by George Saunders. She was also chosen as an alternate for a Playa Fellowship in 2012. Her fiction has been published in Lumina and Anamesa, and her criticism has appeared on Electric Literature.

CHANA PORTER is a writer and teacher living in Brooklyn. Her plays and performance pieces have been developed and produced at Cloud City, 3-Legged Dog, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Cherry Lane, The Invisible Dog, Primary Stages, Movement Research, PS122, Dixon Place, and The White Bear in London. She is currently writing a series of science fiction novels, POST HUMAN CLASSICS and is the co-founder of the Octavia Project, a free summer program for Brooklyn teenage girls. Up next: Leap And The Net Will Appear, directed by Tara Ahmadinejad at Playwrights Horizons New Works Lab, Dec. 2016.


La MaMa presents
or, Let Us Seek Death!
Conceived and Directed By Randolph Curtis Rand
Written by Chana Porter
Puppetry by Benjamin Stuber
An Eric Borlaug Production

October 20 - November 06, 2016
Thursday to Saturday at 7PM; Sunday at 4PM

Tickets: $30 Adults; $25 Students/Seniors

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE

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