“An evening with David Sedaris” – NoHo Arts District
Spend âAn Evening with David Sedarisâ on November 10 when the master of satire returns to The Soraya with his sharp wit and incisive social observations!
“If you read someone else’s diary, you get what you deserve.” – David SÃ©daris
Whether it’s his sardonic wit or his singing voice, bestselling author David Sedaris is one of the most attentive writers to the human condition. With essays in “The New Yorker”, bestselling books like “Calypso”, tours and readings on NPR, Sedaris is one of the most recognizable comedians in America today. Spend an evening with David Sedaris at Soraya reading his latest book, “The Best of Me”, a collection of 42 previously published stories and essays. The evening will also include a signing session before and after the show. Novelist Andrew Sean Greer wrote in the “New York Times”
âYou have to read ‘The best of me’. It will be a new experience, knowing that enough time has passed to find humor in life’s most difficult times. More than ever, we have the right to laugh.
“An evening with David Sedaris”
Thursday November 10 at 8:00 p.m.
Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya)
18111, rue Nordhoff
Northridge, CA 91330
Tickets for “An Evening with David Sedaris” are $ 41 to $ 109 and are available at www.thesoraya.org and by calling 818-677-3000.
About David Sedaris
David Sedaris is a master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers. Beloved for his personal essays and short stories, David Sedaris is the author of “Barrel Fever”, “Holidays on Ice”, “Naked”, “Me Talk Pretty One Day”, “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim” , âWhen You’re Burned Up,â âExploring Diabetes With Owls,â and âCalypso,â which was voted best book of the year by the Washington Post. He is the author of “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary”, a collection of fables with illustrations by Ian Falconer. He is also the author of a trial length eBook titled “Themes and Variations”. Each of these books was an immediate bestseller. Sedaris was also the editor of “Children playing before a statue of Hercules: an anthology of exceptional stories”.
His pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and have been included twice in “The Best American Essays”. The first volume of his diaries “Theft By Finding: Diarie” (1977-2002) was a New York Times bestseller. As a complement to the book, Jeffrey Jenkins has published and edited a Sedaris Diary Cover Art book titled “David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium”. He is currently working on the second volume of his diaries, “A Carnival of Snackery”, “Diaries” (2003-2020) (Little Brown / Hachette, October 5, 2021).
Sedaris and her sister, Amy Sedaris, collaborated under the name “The Talent Family” and wrote half a dozen plays which were produced at La Mama, Lincoln Center and the Drama Department in New York City. These plays include “Stump the Host”, “Stitches”, “One Woman Shoe”, which received an Obie Award, “Incident at Cobbler’s Knob” and “The Book of Liz”, which was published as a Dramatists Play book. Service.
Sedaris was nominated for five Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album. His audio recordings include “David Sedaris: Live for Your Listening Pleasure” and “David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall”. A film adaptation of his story “COG” was released after a premiere at the Sundance Film Festival (2013). Since 2011, he can be heard annually on a series of live recordings on BBC Radio 4 titled Meet David Sedaris. In 2019, David Sedaris became a regular contributor to âCBS Sunday Morningâ and his Masterclass, âDavid Sedaris Teaches Storytelling and Humorâ, was published.
There are over 16 million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 32 languages. In 2018, Sedaris received the Terry Southern Prize for Humor, as well as the Medal for Spoken Language from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In March 2019, he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2020, the New York Public Library voted “Me Talk Pretty One Day” as one of the 125 most important books of the past 125 years.
About Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya)
The 2021-22 season marks the 10th anniversary of the renowned Younes and Soraya Nazarian Performing Arts Center (La Soraya) located on the vibrant and diverse campus of California State University, in the heart of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles.
Under the direction of Executive and Artistic Director Thor Steingraber, The Soraya continues its vigorous commitment to innovate, excel and amplify access by offering a wide variety of performances that reflect LA’s many distinctive communities and showcasing new and original works from the Los Angeles area as well as artists from around the world. In 2020, Soraya’s online programs gained worldwide attention and from media outlets such as the New York Times..
In addition to its LEED Gold certified site, a rarity among performing arts centers, the 1,700-seat Soraya has been recognized nationally for its environmentally friendly practices and programs.
After enduring a year without live performances, the 2021-22 season will offer a joy-filled reunion with a dynamic schedule of nearly 50 classical and popular music, dance, theater, family and international events that will make The Soraya the one of Southern California’s top performing arts companies that uplift and inspire audiences.