Annabelle Gurwitch I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT Available for Booking Worldwide


Opus 3 Artists is excited to announce representation of New York Times Bestselling author and actress Annabelle Gurwitch's  I See You Made an Effort, a new one-woman stage show, based on her book of the same name. Effort is a hilarious 80-minute, one-act romp, set on the eve of a fiftieth birthday. Hounded by the AARP, Gurwitch is flummoxed by internet passwords, tempted by Hope in a Jar anti-aging face cream and wondering if her 401K balance will see her spending her Eileen Fisher years in an elder hostel in Uzbekistan. Annabelle finds herself in an ill-fated Mrs. Robinson sexual fantasy and discovers the restorative powers of motherhood after taking her son to a punk rock concert. If you’re a woman of a certain age, or you love a woman of a certain age, you need to see this show. The only downside is that you risk deepening your laugh lines at Annabelle Gurwitch’s Dry Vagina Monologues.

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Actress, playwright, activist and bestselling author Annabelle Gurwitch’s  I See You Made an Effort: compliments, indignities and survival stories from the edge of 50 (Blue Rider Press) is one of three finalists for the James Thurber Prize for American Humor Writing 2015. NPR Books calls it, “A seriously funny collection of essays.” While The New York Times says “Annabelle Gurwitch is a funny woman….at the center of the book is a serious question: How are we supposed to age? She convincingly argues that there is no longer a template.”  I See You Made an Effort is a New York Times Bestseller, a New York Times Book of Style select and was named one of Kirkus Reviews’ 10 Books Guaranteed to Make You Laugh 2014.

Annabelle gained a loyal comedic following during her numerous years co-hosting the cult favorite, Dinner and a Movie on TBS and in her years as a regular commentator on NPR. Her work has been called, “hilarious” by The Washington Post and “laugh out loud funny” by People. Her book, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up, a self-hurt marital memoir, co-written with her Emmy Award winning husband, Jeff Kahn, is now a theatrical play which has received four national tours. Annabelle turned being fired by Woody Allen into her first book Fired! which became an acclaimed documentary that has played everywhere from The Showtime Network to Capitol Hill.

Her many television appearances include: Dexter, Medium, Boston Legal, Seinfeld,  Real Time with Bill Maher, CBS This Morning, The Today Show, Dr. Oz, Fox and Friends, CNN, MSNBC, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

She writes for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Glamour, More, and O Magazine. Live appearances include touring with The Moth, The New York Comedy Festival, The Carter Center, the 92nd St Y, and two Jewish Book Council Tours. 

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