On the 20th anniversary of her father’s death, Austin theater artist and storyteller Joy Cunningham began her gratitude project. The idea was to post stories from her life — often featuring her late parents and brother — in part to practice gratitude, in part to keep alive the stories of those she had lost. Six weeks later, COVID hit. For the next year, almost daily, Joy wrote a gratitude and posted it on Facebook; her hilarious, moving, often astonishing life stories became not just an anchor for her but a lifeline for many hundreds of others. Now, after 38 years, Joy is leaving Austin. Come see her off in her thank-you to Austin and fundraiser for Hyde Park Theatre and ScriptWorks, in which she will read and perform some of her best gratitudes.
Sun., Nov. 5, 5pm. $20-50.