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Seth Lepore

  • Located in Easthampton, MA
  • Seth is a writer, humorist and performing artist as well as community organizer.
  • His one-man show Losing My Religion: Confessions of a New Age Refugee was one the top ten plays of 2011 according to the Twin Cities Daily Planet.
  • Lepore has a chameleon like ability to shape shift between characters on stage.
  • Lepore grew up Catholic, became a Buddhist for a while, tried out a plethora of new age versions of spirituality and is now a very happy agnostic.
  • The name Lepore is Italian, not French.
  • Lepore met Hulk Hogan on a plane when he was nine and got his autograph on a napkin which he promptly lost the next day.
  • Lepore is excited to be working on an upcoming devised work with the media theorist Douglas Rushkoff in 2016-17.
  • Twitter: @sethlepore

Seth Lepore (Writer/Performer) holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies, focus: Creativity in Education from Naropa University in Boulder, CO. Since 1996 he has created several self-produced one-man shows. I am not Fragile: A Confessional (1996); 5 Perspectives on Public High School (1997); Jobs Galore (1998) which was performed in tandem with a one-act play entitled Versus which Lepore wrote and directed. Two Minutes to Midnight (1999) was the last monologue Lepore performed before taking a ten year break to focus on several music collaborations especially his solo project Older Than Hours.

In 2010 he embarked on a parallel trilogy of solo shows about the underbelly of the self-help movement. The first installment, Losing My Religion: Confessions of a New Age Refugee, has been self-produced in black box theaters and fringe festivals throughout the country. The show won an Encore Award at both the Boulder and Minnesota Fringe Festivals, an Audience Award at Frigid NY as well as being named one of the top ten plays of 2011 by the Twin Cities Daily Planet. The second part of the trilogy, SuperHappyMelancholyexpialidocious premiered in the Spring of 2012. Kicking Ass and Taking Names, the third part of the installment is an interactive and mostly improvised piece that began touring in 2014.

Lepore also tours War/Peace, a weeklong installation and participatory performance project involving community members throughout the United States.

More info is available at sethums.com.

You can find videos of him on Youtube at:

Topics Seth covers in his presentations include: the burry line between self-help and faith, agnosticism, new age and self-help as an organized religion, humor around faith and spirituality, cults, the positive thinking movement, identity and spirituality.

Seth asks for an honorarium of $750 for his appearances, though will discount that if other nearby SSA affiliates also host him.

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