TPE Book Celebration and Conversation with Steve Kuusisto and Elizabeth Bearden at NYU (In-Person & Online)

Co-sponsored by the Modern and Contemporary Colloquium and the Center for Disability Studies at NYU There Plant Eyes: A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness (Pantheon, 2021) is now out in paperback! To mark the occasion, author M. Leona Godin (NYU) will be joined by Stephen Kuusisto (Syracuse University) and Elisabeth Bearden (University of Wisconsin, Madison) to read from their… Read more

The Star of Happiness Theme Song

The Star of Happiness Theme song was written for Helen’s vaudeville act in 1920 and was recorded for us by the lovely voiced Christina B of the Starlight Girls. The Star of Happiness: Helen Keller on Vaudeville?! Historical fact and schoolyard humor collide in dr. michelle-leona godin’s autobiographical treatment of Helen Keller’s time on vaudeville. This one woman, two voice,… Read more

Announcements: The Star of Happiness is Near!

The Star of Happiness: Helen Keller on Vaudeville?! is an autobiographical treatment of Helen Keller’s time on Vaudeville wherein historical fact and schoolyard humor collide.  Yes, contrary to what you might think is the normal state of the universe, Helen Keller really did perform on vaudeville stages for four years (1920-1924).  Truth is at least as strange as fiction! So… Read more

Announcements: Happy Good Lovin Day!

This month you can find me at the following fantastic shows! Me and my accordion back up the insanity that is: THE BTK BAND Monday, February 14th, 9pm Under St. Marks Theater, $5 The BTK Band is NYC’s hardest-drinking improvised storytelling rock band. Raconteurs regale the audience with true stories from their lives while music and lyrics are improvised to… Read more

Announcements Jan 2011: Happy New Year!

This month I’ll be appearing in the following shows, so come on out and say hi! Thursday Jan 6, 10:30: the variety show to beat all: God Taste Like Chicken Camp Chicken, God Tastes Like Kool Aid, with Paulina Princess of Power, Liam McEneaney, Killy Dwyer, Harry Terjanian, Noah Levin, Bill Chambers, Joe Yoga, Chanell Futrell, Ramtim Taheri, Jacob Jampel,… Read more