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Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library (KVML) invites you to our annual Night of Vonnegut gala in the year during which our theme is education.
Our evening at the Madam Walker Theater, located directly across from KVML on historic Indiana Avenue, will be emceed by Vice Chair of the KVML Board Terrian Barnes and feature a silent and live auction, a brief keynote address by free speech activist Barry Lynn, comedy by Dwight Simmons, the presentation of the Kurt Vonnegut Humor Award to Mark Proksch, and a facilitated discussion with all three on the state of free speech in American entertainment moderated by KVML Founder and CEO Julia Whitehead.
Lynn’s background includes teaching sex education in a Catholic girls’ school to working for the ACLU at its national headquarters in Washington, D.C., to running Americans United For Separation of Church and State for a quarter century.
Dwight Simmons has been identified as one of the 50 best undiscovered comedians in the United States, and he’s from right here in Indiana. We are certain he will become one of your favorite comedians.
Mark Proksch, a comedian and actor who has been influenced by the work of Kurt Vonnegut. He is best known for acting in the television series The Office, Better Call Saul, and What We Do in the Shadows. Mark will join the other speakers and KVML’s CEO Julia Whitehead for a discussion about the state of free speech in entertainment.
Members-only pricing on tickets is available until July 15th. Members can email [email protected] for access to ticket page. If you’re not a member, become one today so you don’t miss out on this exclusive deal!