On Monday we announced An Evening With Kathleen Hanna, a joint venture between Vanyaland and Bill Blumenreich Presents that brings the Riot Grrrl pioneer to the Wilbur Theatre on April 9. The general on-sale starts Friday, but we got your early hook — enter pre-sale code WT11 starting today at noon EST to get tickets before anyone else.
Hanna, the subject of award-winning 2013 documentary The Punk Singer and leader of influential bands like Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, and the Julie Ruin, will be speaking at the Wilbur about her art, music, writing, trends, women, and more. This appearance is an exclusive event to the Boston market, and currently is not a part of any larger tour of run of dates.
Another topic Hanna my touch on is her work as the title character’s voice in Myrna The Monster, a short film from Ian Samuels that will screen at SXSW next month. Here’s word on that:
A short film by director and screenwriter Ian Samuels with loving production by MTV Other, Myrna The Monster debuted at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and has announced being accepted at this year’s SXSW Film Festival! The film stars legendary Riot Grrrl pioneer Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, The Julie Ruin) as the voice of Myrna, a heartbroken alien dreamer from the moon who transitions into young adult life in Los Angeles just like any other 20-something. For the moral of the film to hit home, Samuels succeeded in hitting the right chord alongside Kathleen Hanna’s emotive voice. Hanna’s feminist punk background sits perfectly with the film’s portrayal of the universal desire to find meaning in life & identity, asking the question “Should I stay? Or should I go?”