Faith Salie

Audible presents Faith Salie's Approval Junkie at Minetta Lane Theatre

The New York premiere of Approval Junkie begins performances at the Minetta Lane Theatre on March 17, 2020.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Audible Theater has announced the New York premiere of Faith Salie's Approval Junkie, directed by Amanda Watkins, which is set for a limited engagement at the Minetta Lane Theatre from March 17 through April 19, 2020, with an official opening on March 25.

Synopsis: "From winning her high school beauty pageant, to picking the perfect outfit to wear to her divorce, Faith Salie is the ultimate approval seeker. Salie has adapted her story into the heartfelt (and disturbingly hilarious) one-woman show, Approval Junkie. Through her witty, candid, and sometimes heartbreaking recollections, Salie reflects on a lifetime of looking for validation in all the wrong places — and reveals how she finally won gold stars from her toughest critic...herself."

Faith Salie is a comedian and an Emmy Award-winning journalist, who is perhaps best known for her appearances on NPR's "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!" and "CBS News Sunday Morning."

Salie commented: "There are those brave artists who create art for art's sake, who generously share their voices with no need for applause. I am obviously not one of those. I'm THRILLED and honored to bring Approval Junkie to Audible Theater, to ask nakedly for applause and laughter, and to bring to its vast audience these stories which are mostly inappropriate for my children to hear."

Approval Junkie was developed in collaboration with director Amanda Watkins and staged its world premiere at The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia in 2019.

As with previous Audible Theater productions at Minetta Lane Theatre, Approval Junkie will be recorded and released as an audioplay, extending its reach to millions of Audible listeners across the globe.

(Photo courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown)

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