Reno, 28th Annual ODU Literary Festival



Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center

Author/Artist Bio

Reno started performing at such haunts in New York City’s East Village as Dixon Place, St Mark’s Poetry Project, WOW and P.S. 122. Her first full-length show, “Reno in Rage and Rehab,” began at PS. 122 and was done off-Broadway, later adapted into an ACE Award-nominated HBO comedy hour. Other full-length shows done off-Broadway and toured extensively include “Reno Once Removed” and “Citizen Reno.” In 2001, her non-fiction sitcom television series, also called “Citizen Reno,” premiered on Bravo. Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner exec-produced that as well as the film she made with Lydia Pilcher for HBO, "Reno Finds Her Mom," co-starring Mary Tyler Moore and Tomlin. “Rebel Without A Pause,” her critically acclaimed, Drama Desk Award-nominated personal/political rant show about the events of September 11, 2001, opened October 4, 2001 in Nicky Paraiso’s club at LaMaMa ETC and closed off-Broadway at the end of summer 2002. Acting roles include: Tony Kushner’s A Bright Room Called Day (The Public); Edith Ann’s shrink in ABC’s “Edith Ann” (by Jane Wagner). Films include Kinsey, Manchurian Candidate, 24-Hour Woman (by Nancy Savoca, with Rosie Perez). Reno’s Web site is


Reno presented on Monday, October 3, 2005 at 8:00 p.m.


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