The Hosts: Genne & Kelli

Kelli has been known to kiss her insurance card on stage...with tongue. All in the name of compelling storytelling.

Kelli has been known to kiss her insurance card on stage–with tongue– to help illustrate a story. A very strange story.

Kelli Dunham is everyone’s favorite ex-nun comic and author of five books, How to Survive and Maybe Even Love Nursing School (FA Davis, 2004); How to Survive and Maybe Even Love Your Life as a Nurse (FA Davis, 2005), The Boy’s Body Book: Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up YOU (Applesauce Press, 2015 3rd edition) the Girl’s Body Book: Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up YOU (Applesauce Press, 2015 3rd edition) and, most recently, Freak of Nurture, a collection of hilarious essays and stories published in 2014 by Topside Press.

She is a contributor to numerous humorous anthologies including Love’s Funny That Way (Sterling Press), Squeaky Clean Comedy (Andrew McNeil Press), She’s So Funny (Andrew McNeil Press), Dangerous Families (Haworth Press), and Life’s a Stitch (Random House).Back in the day Kelli was a long time writer for Philadelphia’s Au Courant, and won two Vice Versa Awards for her humor column “Trippin’ Out” She has appeared on Penn & Teller’s Bullshit and the Discovery Channel and has four comedy CDs to her credit, all on regular rotation in the Sirius Rawdog Station and Pandora’s Margaret Cho Station.

Genne Murphy is a Philadelphia native, playwright, and arts Gmurphy_Color_2014educator.  Genne’s short plays and monologues have been featured in Philadelphia by Azuka Theatre, Flashpoint Theatre Company, MERGE at the Annenberg, Madhouse Cabaret, the Philly Fringe Festival, and LIVE at Kelly Writers House (WXPN radio).  She is also a recipient of a 2011 Leeway Foundation Art and Change grant for a Queer Memoir partnership with the Attic Youth Center. Her full length plays include Hope Street and Other Lonely Places (2011 Eugene O’Neill finalist, 2012 Azuka Theatre production) and Outside the Wire (shortlist, 2013 BBC International Radio Play Competition). Genne is currently a member of SF PlayGround, the 2015 San Francisco Olympians Festival, and Philadelphia Young Playwrights’ Alumni Council. Genne will begin studies for an MFA in playwriting at Yale in the fall of 2015.

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