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Tania Katan to Host "The Most Of" Lit Lounge with a Must-See Lineup

When Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art announced it was bringing performer, author, and kickass entertainer Tania Katan on board to mix things up a year ago, we knew we were in for something good.

Almost a year later, we've sat in a sold-out SMoCA Lounge a number of times to experience a number of Katan's programs, including Lit Lounge. The event, billed by Katan as "a little rock'n'roll, a little This American Life," is a monthly opportunity to listen to selected authors and performers from Arizona and across the country. These lineups have shared their stories, paired with live music, to a live audience in the SmoCA Lounge.

And this month, Katan's taking Lit Lounge to a whole new level.

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On Thursday, May 30 Katan will welcome a handful of award-winning authors and performers to the big stage at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts for "The Most of" Lit Lounge.

Tania Katan to Host "The Most Of" Lit Lounge with a Must-See Lineup

The evening will include stories from Katan, award-winning author Hillary Carlip, Stephen Colbert's guest on Comedy Central Joe Smith, best-selling author Jen Sincero, Comedy Central Stage performer Shaz Bennett, The Moth Story Slam (New York) winner Molly McCloy, L.A. Drama Critics' Circle Award-winning playwright Kim Porter, NEA Award-winning performer Jeff McMahon, New Times contributors Robrt Pela and Katie Johnson, and more.

As a teaser, Katan's provided bits from a few of the event's previous performers:

"At some point in the chaos . . . my mom had apparently lost the key to her fake, but sturdy, handcuffs." -- Katie Johnson

"I recognize too late that this is not 'meet the therapist' but THERAPY itself!" -- Jeff McMahon

"My girlfriend is not the type of person who likes to rely on people and I am not the type of person upon whom people like to rely." -- Scout Durwood

"I have a lot of lists. They're all written in pencil." -- Joe Smith

"I'm about to embark on my first ever cruise ship, like the Love Boat, only all lesbians...The Lez Boat!" -- Tania Katan

In addition to great stories and funny anecdotes from Katan, audience members will also be treated to musical bits by Where Are All the Buffalo, Halden Wofford + Doug Bale.

Tickets to Lit Lounge always sell out, and this time around, there's room for all of your friends. SMoCA member tickets are $8, non-member tickets are $10, and both are available for purchase through Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

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