Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner have announced their next project after their successful HBO show “Girls” wrapped its sixth and final season: the two are taking the “Lenny Letter” on the road with a six-city tour starting May 31.
LennyLetter.com is a weekly newsletter created by Dunham and Konner to give a platform to female voices to discuss feminist issues and other perspectives. It often features profiles of prominent figures and editorials by famous faces such as Jennifer Lawrence.
Along with Dunham and Konner, frequent contributors such as “Saturday Night Live’s” Sasheer Zamata, comedian and writer Charla Lauriston, and stand-up comedian Morgan Murphy, will be joining the Lenny: American IRL Tour. Fans will also see writers Chloe Caldwell, Jenny Zhang, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Katie Crutchfield, Rachel McKibbens, and Jaqueline Novak.
“Lenny is taking its singular mix of politics, entertainment and conversation on the road. Imagine if the beat poets weren’t a bunch of ego-driven guys and there were no methamphetamines? Well, there you go!” said Dunham and Konner in a statement.
The point of the show, Dunham and Konner continued, is to create a sense of community and to let audience member share their experiences.
“Instead of publishing our newsletter from the comfort of our office we want to engage in a larger conversation across America, with women whose experiences may differ from ours but who share the same essential goals: freedom, self-actualization and the perfect night out,” the two continued. “We will be talking, reading, playing music, showing films, asking and answering questions for, by, and of the women we meet.”
Lenny newsletter fans will get a code for a special pre-sale starting on Wednesday, April 26. Everyone else will get the chance to purchase tickets at the end of the week.
The tour dates and locations are as follows:
Wed. May 31
The Sheldon Concert Hall
Thurs. June 1
Lexington Opera House