House of SpeakEasy: Seriously Entertaining
Seriously Entertaining is House of SpeakEasy's acclaimed series of literary cabarets where authors take the stage to riff and ruminate informally, dinner-theater-style, on the evening’s theme. The Wall Street Journal calls it “Think-y entertainment for New York’s book-loving crowd,” The New York Times says it’s “a literary mixtape [with] perfect flow and variety,” and CBS Local News adds: “You have never seen a cabaret quite like this…. The lineup includes some of the most brilliant minds in the literary and artistic worlds.”
September 19: "Fortune Favors"
Jonathan D. Cohen, historian and program officer at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Rachel Eliza Griffiths, poet, visual artist, and novelist
Hannah Rothschild, author, filmmaker, and businesswoman
Lawrence Wright, New Yorker staff writer, playwright, and screenwriter
October 24: "What Goes Around"
Fancy Feast, burlesque performer and writer
Ben Greenman, New York Times bestselling writer, journalist, and collaborator
Nick McDonnell, reporter and novelist
Isle McElroy, writer and novelist
November 7: "In Being Bold"
The November 7 edition of “Seriously Entertaining” is a partner event between House of SpeakEasy and W. W. Norton & Company to celebrate Norton’s 100th anniversary and the launch of Norton Shorts, a new series of short books by leading scholars. This show will feature authors in the series, a venture “in being bold.”
Ruha Benjamin, writer and professor of African American Studies with a focus on the relationship between innovation, inequity, and imagination
Tiya Miles, National Book Award winner and founder and director of the ECO Girls program
Ashley Shew, writer and professor of science, technology, and society with a focus on disability studies and technology ethics
Dennis Yi Tenen, writer and associate professor at Columbia University, his research focuses on the intersection of people, text, and technology
Photos courtesy House of Speakeasy
$15 - $35 (exclusive of ticket service fees)
5:30PM on September 19
6PM on October 24 and November 7
For last-minute tickets, please visit our Box Office at 425 Lafayette Street. Web sales and phone sales end when doors open, and tickets may be released for in-person, walk-up sale right before the show begins.