Sutton Foster - “Hooked: How Crafting Saved My Life” - Chicago Humanities Festival

Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Sutton Foster

Sutton Foster will discuss her memoir, "Hooked: How Crafting Saved My Life." She will be joined in conversation by Alison Cuddy.

Presented in partnership with the Chicago Humanities Festival


About the Book: From the 2-time Tony Award-winner and the star of TV’s Younger, funny and intimate stories and reflections about how crafting has kept her sane while navigating the highs and lows of family, love, and show business (and how it can help you, too). Whether she’s playing an “age-defying” book editor on television or dazzling audiences on the Broadway stage, Sutton Foster manages to make it all look easy. How? Crafting. From the moment she picked up a cross stitch needle to escape the bullying chorus girls in her early performing days, she was hooked. Cross stitching led to crocheting, crocheting led to collages, which led to drawing, and so much more. Channeling her emotions into her creations centered Sutton as she navigated the significant moments in her life and gave her tangible reminders of her experiences. Accompanying the stories, Sutton has included crochet patterns, recipes, and more.

About the Author: Sutton Foster is an American actress, singer, and dancer. She is best known for her work on the Broadway stage -- for which she has received two Tony Awards for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical — as well as for her most recent role as Liza Miller on the critically-acclaimed, Darren Star helmed television series, Younger. Sutton previously played the lead role in the ABC Family comedy-drama Bunheads, and appeared in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. Sutton will return to the Broadway stage to star in the much-anticipated revival of The Music Man with co-star Hugh Jackman, opening in early 2022 and can be seen reprising her iconic role of Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes at London's Barbican Theatre this summer. Photo credit: Marten De Boer.

About the Interlocutor: Alison Cuddy is the Festival’s Marilynn Thoma Artistic Director. Prior to joining CHF in 2014, she spent more than 10 years at WBEZ, Chicago’s NPR affiliate, as a reporter and the host of Eight Forty-Eight.

Event Location: 
Columbia College Chicago - Student Center
754 S Wabash
Chicago 60605