GRATITUDES WITH JOY: A FAREWELL TO AUSTIN
Sunday, November 5th at 5 PM
Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd St.
Sliding scale tickets start at $20 and are available HERE
All proceeds go to Hyde Park Theatre and ScriptWorks
On the 20th anniversary of her father’s death, January 27, 2020, Austin theatre artist and storyteller (and former ScriptWorks member) Joy Cunningham began her gratitude project. The idea was to post stories from her life—often featuring her late parents and brother—in part to practice gratitude, in part to keep alive the stories of those she had lost.
Six weeks later, COVID hit. For the next year, almost daily, Joy wrote a gratitude and posted it on Facebook. Her hilarious, moving, often astonishing life stories became not just an anchor for her but a lifeline for many hundreds of others.
Now, after 38 years, Joy is leaving Austin. Come see her off in her thank you to Austin and fundraiser for Hyde Park Theatre and ScriptWorks, in which she will read and perform some of her best gratitudes.