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Night of Comedy & Storytelling



Event Type(s): Lecture / Workshop, Fundraiser / Benefit
Organization: The Paramount Theater
Description: Virginia Organizing Presents: A Night of Comedy and Storytelling for Racial and Social Justice

Speakers Include:
Susan Bro

Mother of Heather Heyer and founder of Heather Heyer Foundation.

Tom Perriello

Former congressman and special envoy.

Sons of Ichibei

Main act:
Ann Randolph

Award-winning playwright performing her piece Inappropriate In All the Right Ways

For more information, visit

“I cried, laughed, spit up my drink, and had my ego obliterated. I am a forever fan.”
– Alanis Morissette

“She’s a genius.” – Mel Brooks

“…a show like no other! … 100% FUN!…” — The Huffington Post

“Randolph fuses her trademark irreverent observations with TED-style self-help messaging to create an opportunity for the audience to take the stage and tell their own stories in a has-to-be-seen-to-be-believed transformational theatrical experience.

“‘Inappropriate In All the Right Ways’ starts with Randolph sharing her own wild ride: from living as a volunteer in a mental institution in Appalachia; to living on a boat off the coast of Alaska pretending to clean the Exxon Oil spill with some good ol’ boys from Louisiana; to a homeless shelter in Santa Monica; to hooking up with Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft for an Off Broadway run on 42nd St; to teaching thousands to take the stage and speak their truth. Each step of the way, we watch Randolph face tremendous obstacles and defeats and are witness to how each of these challenges led to the unfolding of this always unique and always surprising artist.” — The Huffington Post

This event will include a Sign Language interpreter
More Information About the Event:

Virginia Organizing and Ann Randolph believe that lightness and laughter help us face life’s challenges. Additionally, they know from experience, when we have the opportunity to share our stories, and truly be listened to, it strengthens us and empowers us to act. This is why Virginia Organizing’s chapters host regular meetings around the state that invite people, particularly those who traditionally have little or no voice in our society, to talk about their lives and then take action to make change. Storytelling is the starting place of all of Virginia Organizing’s campaigns. In that same spirit, in the days prior to this event, Randolph has offered her talents for three “page-to-stage” workshop sessions for 12-18 people interested in discovering and writing their own unique stories. For more information on participating in these workshops, please contact Then, as part of her performance piece on December 9 at The Paramount Theater, she will invite on stage a handful of workshop participants who are eager to share their stories with a wider audience.

“I’m going to be performing Inappropriate in all the Right Ways this December 9 in Charlottesville, VA, in a special event to promote racial and social justice. I’m honored to be sharing the stage with Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer, the young woman killed not long ago in Charlottesville. I’m looking forward to guiding the community in telling their stories; the hope of the Charlottesville Community is that we come together, we listen to each other’s stories, and we see how we are more united than divided.” – Ann Randolph

Virginia Organizing is holding this event to help us to realize our individual and collective power, and to tackle the many racial, social, and environmental justice issues we face. All event proceeds will go towards Virginia Organizing’s dedicated statewide efforts building relationships that cross the barriers of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, and more. Learn more about Virginia Organizing

For those whose budgets allow, Virginia Organizing is deeply grateful for your ticket purchase. Don’t let budget restrictions bar your attendance! There will be some ‘donation only’ tickets available here:
Address: 215 E. Main Street
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
Contact Name: The Paramount Theater
Contact Phone: 434.979.1333
Contact Email:
Date: Saturday, 12/9/2017
Start Time: 7:00 PM
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