Joan Wile

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About me

Industry Arts
Occupation author-singer-songwriter
Location New York, NY, United States
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Introduction I am a grandmother of 5 who founded Grandmothers Against the War over 6 years ago. Among our many activities, we were arrested and jailed when we tried to enlist at the Times Square recruiting center, in Oct., 2005, which became a world-wide story overnight. We've traveled to Europe and to Washington to speak, rally, lobby and perform. We hold vigils, demonstrations, protests, all sorts of actions, and do shows written mostly by me. I am an ASCAP lyricist and composer with a long career as a singer in cabarets, recording studios, movie sound tracks, and on records. I have written at least a thousand jingles, songs, film songs, cabaret acts, and 8 musicals, 5 of which were produced off- and off-off Broadway. My first book was published on April 29, 2008, by Citadel Press, entitled "Grandmothers Against the War: Getting off Our Fannies and Standing up for Peace." Please order it on, or get it at a book store.
Interests Stopping the occupation of Iraq! Theatre, books, music, politics, films, my grandchildren
Favorite Movies Schindler's List; The Pianist; North by Northwest; Two Weeks' Notice (for light romantic comedy, the best)and many others.
Favorite Music Bach; Ravel; Bill Evans jazz piano
Favorite Books The Sun Also Rises (Hemingway)