Jenny talks on NPR’s Marketplace

Listen to Jenny talk on NPR’s Marketplace about weary words here:
http://bit.ly/JAMarketNPR

 

 

Jenny hosts The Moth

A special live edition of The Moth on Martha’s Vineyard, hosted by Jenny Allen with additional hosting by Jay Allison. The first African American Grandmaster details his unorthodox education and the private chess match that defines him; a socialite trying to escape an unhappy marriage accidentally crashes the coronation of the king of Nepal; and an octogenarian makes an romantic connection with a man she worked with over a half a century before. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

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‘Up Close and Personal’ at The University Women’s Club of Vancouver for Ovarian Cancer Canada

Join Vancouver’s own Vicki Gabereau as she hosts an intimate evening with Jenny Allen in support of Ovarian Cancer Canada.

Jenny Allen, writer (New Yorker, New York Times), performer (I Got Sick Then I Got Better), and cancer survivor, brings her signature wit and heartfelt insights to the discussion about what it’s like to live with ovarian cancer.

The University Women’s Club of Vancouver at Hycroft
Vancouver, BC
Friday, October 28th from 5 pm to 8 pm
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‘I Got Sick Then I Got Better’ at the Lowell General Hospital

Jenny Allen delivers a comic monologue on one woman’s adventures after falling down the medical rabbit hole. Diagnosed with and treated for cancer in 2005, writer and performer Jenny Allen (The New Yorker, The New York Times) tells her story of the harrowing tailspin she took following her diagnosis, combining humor with emotion in a witty and bittersweet monologue. 

October 12, 2016
Lowell General Hospital
Lowell, Mass
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‘I Got Sick Then I Got Better’ at the Four Arts Club

Jenny Allen delivers a comic monologue on one woman’s adventures after falling down the medical rabbit hole. Diagnosed with and treated for cancer in 2005, writer and performer Jenny Allen (The New Yorker, The New York Times) tells her story of the harrowing tailspin she took following her diagnosis, combining humor with emotion in a witty and bittersweet monologue. 

May 2, 2016
Four Arts Club
Christiana Creek Country Club
Elkhart, Indiana
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‘I Got Sick Then I Got Better’ in Saskatchewan, in support of Ovarian Cancer Research and Awareness

I Got Sick Then I Got Better
Jenny Allen will perform I Got Sick Then I Got Better at a fundraiser in support of Ovarian Cancer Research and Awareness. Diagnosed with and treated for ovarian cancer in 2005, Jenny Allen (The New Yorker, New York Times) tells her story of the harrowing tailspin she took following her diagnosis, combining biting humour with searing emotion in a witty, bittersweet monologue that showcases the personal and family collateral damage a life-threatening illness brings.
Do you have the ladyballs to talk about ovarian cancer?  Do you have the ladyballs to do something about the disease?  Do you have the ladyballs to help raise funds for research, increased awareness and support?
WE THOUGHT SO!  This is why you need to attend the first annual
LADYBALLS SHOW & TELL:  An Evening of the Arts

  • Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
  • Conexus Arts Centre, 200 Lakeshore Drive, Regina, SK
  • Tickets:  $150/ticket or $1000/table (income tax receipts will be issued)

FUNdraising Reception:  6:00 – 7:15 cocktails and hors d’oeuvres

Opening Remarks:  Elisabeth Baugh CEO, Ovarian Cancer Canada

Feature Performance:  7:30 – 9:00 – I Got Sick Then I Got Better

A one-woman show by Jenny Allen

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‘I Got Sick Then I Got Better’ at Canadian Conference

I Got Sick Then I Got Better ThumbnailJenny will perform I Got Sick Then I Got Better at the 8th Canadian Conference on Ovarian Cancer Research on May 15. The conference is in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and runs through May 17. To register for the conference, visit the CCOCR website.

Sponsored by Ovarian Cancer Canada. Preceded by a short reception from 17:00-17:30.

I Got Sick Then I Got Better is a comic riff on one woman’s adventures after falling down the medical rabbit hole. Diagnosed with and treated for ovarian cancer in 2005, writer and performer Jenny Allen (The New Yorker, The New York Times) tells her story of the harrowing tailspin she took following her diagnosis, combining biting humor with searing emotion in a witty, bittersweet monologue that limns the personal and family collateral damage a life-threatening illness brings.

Web series: All Downhill From Here

ALL DOWNHILL FROM HERE is a mockumentary style Web Series written by and starring real-life sisters Brooke Adams (Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Days of Heaven, The Dead Zone) and Lynne Adams (Guiding Light), based on characters they created for the feature film Made Up, directed by Tony Shalhoub.  In ALL DOWNHILL FROM HERE, aging sisters “Kate and Elizabeth James” come together on Martha’s Vineyard for one final movie project. Featuring guest stars Treat Williams, Griffin Dunne and others.

Here’s Brooke Adams writing about the series in the Huffington Post.

Watch the available episodes at http://alldownhillfromhere.tv/ and stay tuned for Jenny’s hilarious turn as Tony Shalhoub’s ex-wife.

NOT CONSTANTINOPLE at Vineyard Playhouse

See Jenny Allen in the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse production of NOT CONSTANTINOPLE, a new play by Arnie Reisman directed by MJ Bruder Munafo.

NOT CONSTANTINOPLE

“An elderly couple settles into the Witness Protection Program in a gated community in Boca Raton. The husband unwittingly befriends a hit man with a contract on him. But when the husband develops Alzheimer’s, the hit man develops a conscience: why kill a guy who won’t even know his own name soon? Time to send another hit man – a woman with an MBA. Yes, this is a dark comedy.”

Runs through June 20. Buy tickets and get more details.

Jenny in Richmond, Virginia

Jenny performed I GOT SICK THEN I GOT BETTER on March 30, 2015 at The Woman’s Club in Richmond, Virginia.