CHRISTINE HOWEY, SAMANTHA IRBY & MEATY @ Mac’s Backs
Saturday | 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
Poet and performer Christine Howey and Chicago humorist Samantha Irby, author of Meaty will be at Mac’s on Saturday, December 7th at 7 p.m.
Christine Howey is a former stage actor and director, primarily at Dobama Theatre. She recently performed Like a Doberman on a Quarter Pounder, a one woman transgender autobiographical piece at Cleveland Public Theater.
Her on-stage roles included Richard Nixon (An Evening with Richard Nixon), Bitos/Robespierre (Poor Bitos), Joseph Goebbels (The Resistible Rise of Artuo Ui), Lucifer (The Creation of the World and Other Business) and God (Steambath).
Christine has had poems published in Pudding Magazine, Muse Quarterly and in the anthology What I Knew Before I Knew by Kattywompus Press. Her first poetry chapbook, If You Find Yourself Submerged in a Pond Under Ice, was published in 2011.
Christine has been a theater critic for 15 years and currently reviews plays for Cleveland Scene and her blog, Rave and Pan. She also has written numerous theater reviews and related articles for The Plain Dealer, Cleveland Free Times, and City Pages in Minneapolis, MN.
Samantha Irby is a writer and performer who mostly makes jokes about hot dudes, diarrhea, kittens, and magical tacos on the internet at bitchesgottaeat.com. Meaty, written with the same scathing wit and poignant bluntness long-time readers have come to expect from her blog, takes on subjects both highbrow and low—from why she can’t be mad at Lena Dunham, to the anguish of growing up with a sick mother, to how to prepare your disgusting meat carcass for some new, hot sex, to why she wants to write your mom’s Match.com profile. Meaty is a Publisher’s Weekly Indie Choice book for Fall 2013 and a B&N Discover Great New Writers pick.
In addition to co-hosting The Sunday Night Sex Show, a sex-positive live lit show, she has performed at Essay Fiesta, Write Club, This Much is True, Grown Folks Stories, The Paper Machete, and Story Club, among others. She opened for Baratunde Thurston during his “How to Be Black” tour. She has been profiled in the Chicago Sun-Times as well as in Time Out Chicago, and her work has appeared on The Rumpus and Jezebel.