Oct 20, 2022 - Things to Do

Remembering Amy Krouse Rosenthal

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Chicago author Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Photo: Kevin Nance/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

👋 Hi, Justin here. The Yellow Umbrella Party is streaming a recorded performance tonight dedicated to the late Chicago artist and writer Amy Krouse Rosenthal.

Why it matters: Amy KR was a creative force who died of ovarian cancer in 2017. Her foundation is raising money for cancer research.

State of play: Amy's work is living on through Netflix, where Jennifer Garner adapted her book for the hit movie "Yes Day" and is starting production on another film.

Context: Besides writing her famous Modern Love essay, Amy was a best-selling children's book author, filmmaker and collaborator who gave young local voices their first big break.

What they're saying: "Amy brought together a community of people who like to, in her words, 'make things,'" "The Interview Show" host Mark Bazer tells Axios.

  • "If Amy believed in you, suddenly you believed in yourself."

What's happening: Tonight's stream is a special edition of "The Interview Show" hosted by Bazer and Amy's husband, Jason Rosenthal.

  • It features interviews with Green, Garner and "Billions" creator Brian Koppelman.
  • And I'm partnering with improviser T.J. Jagodowski for a staged-reading of one of Amy's classic books, "Duck! Rabbit!"

If you watch: The stream is at 7pm. Tickets start at $11.


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