U-Idaho Women’s Center Hosts Actor-Comedian Naomi Grossman

Thursday, March 28 2013


MOSCOW, Idaho – The U-Idaho Women’s Center will host “Carnival Knowledge,” a one-woman “comic, carnal romp” written and performed by critically acclaimed actor-comedian Naomi Grossman on April 5 at 7 p.m. at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main Street in Moscow.

Grossman is best known for her role as “Pepper” in the FX television show “American Horror Story: Asylum.” "Carnival Knowledge" premiered in 2009 at the Lex Theatre in Los Angeles, where it enjoyed a twice-extended, sold-out run and rave reviews (“Recommended” by LA Weekly).

It was then reprised at the world-famous fringe theatre festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, where it received more critical praise and a transfer to London’s West End. "Carnival Knowledge" most recently played at the 2011 New York International Fringe Festival, followed by an encore performance at NYC’s People’s Improv Theater.

“We are thrilled to bring this talented woman and her show to Moscow,” said Heather Shea Gasser, director of the Women’s Center. “Feminists are often portrayed in the media as angry and very serious, this is our opportunity to show that feminists can also be hilarious.”

Tickets are on sale now at the Women's Center, and will be available at the door. General Admission: $10, Students with valid ID: $5.

This event also serves as the opening program for the regional Northwest Women's Studies Association's annual conference, to be held at the University of Idaho on Saturday, April 6, 2013.

This event also serves as the opening program for the regional Northwest Women's Studies Association's annual conference, “Faces of Feminism: From Furious to Funny,” to be held at the University of Idaho on Saturday, April 6, 2013. Registered conference attendees will be admitted to the show free of charge.

Tickets are on sale now at the Women's Center, and will be available at the door. General Admission: $10, Students with valid ID: $5.

This event also serves as the opening program for the regional Northwest Women's Studies Association's annual conference, to be held at the University of Idaho on Saturday, April 6, 2013.

For more information about the NWWSA conference, please visit the Women’s Center’s website at www.uidaho.edu/studentaffairs/womenscenter/programsandevents/northwest-womens-studies-association, or contact the Women’s Center at (208) 885-2777 or wcenter@uidaho.edu. For more information about Naomi Grossman, please visit www.naomigrossman.net/Home.html.
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About the Women’s Center

Since 1972, the University of Idaho Women's Center has been a voice for gender equity on campus, discussing issues of concern to women and other targeted groups, holding informational conferences, organizing educational programs, networking and engaging the campus and local communities in dialogue in an effort to build a more inclusive and compassionate society. For more information, call (208) 885-2777 or visit www.uidaho.edu/womenscenter.

About the University of Idaho
The University of Idaho inspires students to succeed and become leaders. Its land-grant mission furthers innovative scholarly and creative research to grow Idaho's economy and serve a statewide community. From its main campus in Moscow, Idaho, to 70 research and academic locations statewide, U-Idaho emphasizes real-world application as part of its student experience. U-Idaho combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. It is home to the Vandals, and competes in the Western Athletic Conference. Through the university’s $225 million Inspiring Futures capital campaign, private giving will enhance student learning, faculty research and innovation, and a spirit of enterprise. Learn more: www.uidaho.edu.