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An Evening with Joseph Keckler Special EventIn-Person

A black and white photo of Joseph Keckler with his arms crossed. By Michael Sharkey.

Friday, Apr 21, 2023

Pre-show drinks: 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Performance: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Made possible with the support of Jody and John Arnhold | Arnhold Foundation

Joseph Keckler shares highlights of his work—songs, stories, and films in which he zeroes in on moments of daily life and spins them into absurd and affecting underworld voyages.

Your first drink is on us!

Joseph Keckler

Hailed as a “major vocal talent . . . formidable . . . with a trickster’s dark humor” by The New York Times, Joseph Keckler’s musical performances have been presented by the NPR Tiny Desk concert series, Lincoln Center, and Centre Pompidou, among others, and he has performed his work at venues such as the Hammerstein Ballroom and Ryman Auditorium (as the national support act for rock band Sleater-Kinney). His critically acclaimed performance piece Train with No Midnight, commissioned by Beth Morrison, recently ran at Seattle's On the Boards, and was published in Theater: Yale’s Journal of Criticism, Plays, and Reportage. His writing has appeared in McSweeney’s, VICE, Lit Hub, among others, and his debut collection, Dragon at the Edge of a Flat World, was published in 2018 by Turtle Point Press. He is currently working on several films and new recordings.