Past event

Letters Live New York

16 May 2024

Letters Live made a highly anticipated return to The Town Hall in Midtown, Manhattan on 16th May 2024 to once again enchant New Yorkers with its remarkable blend of emotion, storytelling, and a touch of mystery.


Each Letters Live performance is unique, offering audiences a one-of-a-kind experience filled with unexpected moments and evocative tales. The performers’ identities will remain a closely-guarded secret until the moment they take to the stage. Check out our line up for this very special evening below.


This show was in association with Montblanc and supported Choose Love and its vital work with refugees and displaced people around the world.





Peter Dinklage

The bee flies anyway

Spalding Gray to New York City


Sarah Cooper

God’s Law

An adoring fan (J. Kent Ashcraft) to Dr. Laura Schlessinger


Christian Slater

Federal Agent at Large

Elvis Presley to Richard Nixon


Ira Glass

Did we learn anything from Watergate?

Ben Bradlee to students


Patti Smith

The most beautiful work of all

Patti Smith to Robert Mapplethorpe


Dagmara Domińczyk


Julie Scagell to her son’s recorder


Louise Brealey

I’m amputating you

Frida Kahlo to Diego Rivera



The dearest daughter a man could have

Cary Grant to his daughter


Maria Popova

Dear One

Rachel Carson to Dorothy Freeman


Lili Taylor

Know that you are loved

Dorothy Freeman to Rachel Carson





Sarah Cooper

Give women their names

Tabitha King to the media


Maria Popova

And now I must dress to receive the planets, dear

Willa Cather to Edith Lewis


Peter Dinklage

Regarding your dam complaint

Stephen Tvedten to David Price


Louise Brealey &
Lili Taylor

Let’s be mortal

Heather Havrilesky to a reader


Dagmara Domińczyk

Stop writing letters to the top poets in America

Anne Sexton to an aspiring poet


Christian Slater

The battle isn’t over, it’s just begun

Aaron Sorkin to his daughter and her mother


Dagmara Dominczyk,
Lili Taylor.
Louise Brealey &
Sarah Cooper

Dear Michael

Various women to Michael Block



My Dungeon Shook

James Baldwin to his nephew





Real Life

Joan as Police Woman



Patti Smith