The Secret Society of The Sisterhood, Busy Philipps, Mara Wilson, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Jade Chang, Our Lady J, Randa Jarrar

The Secret Society of The Sisterhood

Busy Philipps

Mara Wilson

Marianne Jean-Baptiste

Jade Chang

Our Lady J

Randa Jarrar

Wed, January 31, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

Los Angeles, CA

$25.00 - $30.00

Calling to order all women and fierce allies of women!

Commencing on the full moon of every month in the glow of a candlelit room, The Secret of The Sisterhood invites some of the most prolific, iconic and diverse women of our generation to come together in front of our intimate audience, and share personal stories surrounding the topic of the evening. The theme for January 31st is "Reclaiming My Time”.

Proceeds will be donated to WriteGirl (www.writegirl.org), an organization developed to help young girls find their voice through creative writing mentorships.

PARKING IS FREE ON SITE

 

The Secret Society of The Sisterhood
The Secret Society of The Sisterhood
Iconic women coming together for an incredible night of storytelling! Welcome to The Secret Society of The Sisterhood!

MORE INFO ON JANUARY 31ST EVENT:

Chevalier’s Books ( chevaliersbooks.com ) will be selling the of works of our lineup members, as well as a curated selection of titles from other prolific female authors. We also invite incredible female artists to create pieces during the event that help to capture the evenings experience for our audience members. Those items will be featured and available for sale in the lobby after the show.

Featured Artists:
Stevie Wilson: pinkhairedharlot.com
Tababy J: tabaybej.com

We invite you to come and bask with us in the moonlight, as we all unleash our voices in celebration of women, life experience and human connectivity!

*Complimentary wine and hor d'oeuvres for all ticket purchasers served at the after-show gala located in the Eastern Star Room.

Brought to you by:
BanterGirl - bantergirl.com
Libby Flores - libbyflores.com
Rachelle Yousuf - vidaweb.org/vida-team/rachelle-yousuf

Photography by:
Heidi Heartwig - heidihartwig.com
Busy Philipps
Busy Philipps
Elizabeth Jean "Busy" Philipps is an American actress. She is best known for her supporting roles on the television series Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000) and Dawson's Creek (2001–2003). She is also known for her roles in numerous films, such as The Smokers (2000), Home Room (2002), White Chicks (2004), Made of Honor (2008), He's Just Not That Into You (2009), and The Gift (2015). Philipps starred in the comedy series Cougar Town (2009–2015), for which she won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
Mara Wilson
Mara Wilson
Mara Wilson is an author, storyteller, voice actor, and former child actor best known for roles in Mrs. Doubtfire and Matilda. Her writing has been featured in such outlets as McSweeneys, Reductress, Elle, and The New York Times, and her voice can be heard on Welcome to Night Vale and BoJack Horseman. She is the author of the book Where Am I Now?
Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Marianne Jean-Baptiste received Academy Award, Golden Globe and British Academy Award nominations for her feature-film debut role in Mike Leigh’s "Secrets and Lies.”

Marianne recently wrapped production on Peter Stickland’s feature film IN FABRIC opposite Gwendoline Christie. She can next be seen in the Sony live-action/animated film of the Beatrix Potter classic PETER RABBIT, opposite James Corden and Margot Robbie, which opens in February. Marianne recently starred as ‘LAPD Deputy Chief Joy Lockhart’ on CBS’s TRAINING DAY, as ‘Virginia Cross’ in ABC’s HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, and as FBI director ‘Bethany Mayfair’ on Season 1 of NBC’s hit show BLINDSPOT. She was also featured in Season 2 of the hit ITV drama BROADCHURCH playing ‘Sharon Bishop,’ a role written especially for her by the show’s writer and creator Chris Chibnall. For seven years Marianne portrayed 'Vivian Johnson' on “Without A Trace” (CBS). She and her cast were nominated for the SAG Award for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2004, and she was nominated for a NAACP Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series three years in a row. Other television credits include “Harry’s Law” (NBC), “Sons of Anarchy” (FX), "The Murder of Stephen Lawrence” (PBS), "The Man" (BBC) and Oprah Winfrey’s mini-series "The Wedding" (ABC).

Feature film credits include “Robocop” (MGM/Columbia) opposite Joel Kinnaman and Samuel L. Jackson, “The Moment” opposite Jennifer Jason Leigh, “Violet & Daisy” opposite James Gandolfini and Saoirse Ronan, directed by Geoffrey Fletcher, Fernando Meirelles’ “360” (Magnolia) opposite Jude Law, Anthony Hopkins, and Rachel Weisz, "Won't Back Down" (FOX) opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis. She can also be seen in “Takers” (Screen Gems), “City of Ember” (Fox), "The Cell" (New Line), "28 Days" (Columbia), "The 24 Hour Woman" (Artisan) and "Spy Games” (Warner Brothers) opposite Robert Redford.

A writer and composer, she wrote the score for Mike Leigh's feature film "Career Girls." She has written and performed with British jazz musicians, including Jason Rebello, for whom she wrote and recorded four tracks on his album "Keeping Time."

A graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Marianne’s theatre credits include Hang (Royal Court), The Way of the World, Measure for Measure (Royal National Theatre), The Winter’s Tale and The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare in the Park) opposite Al Pacino.

She made her directorial debut with the short film INK, which she also penned.
Jade Chang
Jade Chang
Jade Chang is the author of The Wangs vs. the World, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The Wangs has been named a New York Times Editors Choice as well as a Best Book of the Year by Amazon, Buzzfeed, Elle, and NPR, and was awarded the VCU/Cabell First Novelist prize. The novel will be published in 12 countries and NPR said this: "Her book is unrelentingly fun, but it is also raw and profane—a story of fierce pride, fierce anger, and even fiercer love."
Our Lady J
Our Lady J
Our Lady J is a writer and producer on the Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning series Transparent and Ryan Murphy's upcoming TV series Pose. As a singer/songwriter, she released her first studio album "Picture Of A Man" to critical acclaim in 2013. As a pianist, she has collaborated with the likes of Sia, Lady Gaga, Scissor Sisters, and Broadway stars including Chita Rivera, Christine Ebersole, and Justin Vivian Bond. Our Lady J holds the honor of being the first open trans woman to perform at Carnegie Hall and has been featured on Out Magazine's "Out 100," and the Huffington Post's list of "transgender icons."
Randa Jarrar
Randa Jarrar
Randa Jarrar is the author of the story collection, HIM, ME, MUHAMMAD ALI and the novel, A MAP OF HOME. She has won an American Book Award, a PEN Oakland, and has most recently written essays about sex and the body for Bitch Magazine and Buzzfeed.
Venue Information:
The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
6000 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90038
http://www.hollywoodforever.com