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Tuesday 13 April 2021

Covid Monologues

Where science meets theatre to build community resilience and relevancy for theatre in unusual times.

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Tuesday 13 April 2021

Single Carrot Theatre presented Covid Monologues: a series of fictionalized stories responding to peer-reviewed research about the social and societal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in America, livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 13 April 2021 at 3 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 5 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 6 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

As many theaters and theatre makers are faced with building relevancy in their communities and for their industry in the light of this pandemic, this event will bring together playwrights, producers and public health researchers who created Covid Monologues in a viewing of filmed monologues and a discussion about working across sectors, the fusion of science and theatre and what we can do as a theatre industry to use theatre to build community connections and resiliency.


Black Pain by Christin Eve Cato
Directed by Aladrian Wetzel
Produced by Two Strikes Collective


The Wrong Disease by Lane Stanley
Directed by Ben Pierce
Produced by Jess Rassp
Public Health Professionals: Emily Hurley & Saraniya Tharmarajah

Christin Eve Cato is a NYC based playwright and performer. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Playwriting at Indiana University. She completed her BA degree from Fordham University, and is also a graduate from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for Music and Art and the Performing Arts. Cato is affiliated with NYC theater companies, Pregones/PRTT, INTAR Theatre, and Hip-Hop Theatre Company, Rhymes Over Beats. With a Puerto Rican and Jamaican heritage, Cato’s artistic style is heavily influenced by Caribbean culture and the Afrolatinx diaspora. Plays include: Stoop Pigeons (2020 O’Neill NPC Semi-Finalist); Sancocho (Milagro Theatre); jelly beans (Indiana University); What’s Up With Marjorie? (Teatro Vivo); From Hunts Point To Whitlock (Pregones Theater/Harlem9); and Smacked-Up Love (Indiana University).

Lane Michael Stanley (he/they) is a filmmaker, playwright, and producer. Lane has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, and the Austin Chronicle. They have won Best Director from Baltimore City Paper's Best of Baltimore 2016, and received the Mayor's Individual Artist Award. Their plays have been produced by 19 theaters in 8 states. They are currently in post-production for their first feature film Addict Named Hal, and in development for their transgender Western feature, Bachelor, Colorado. For more information, please visit www.lanemichaelstanley.com and www.addictnamedhal.com.

Emily Hurley earned her MPH and PhD from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She designed and taught “Communicating public health findings through research-based theatre” in the undergraduate Public Health Studies Program. She has coordinated researchers, theatre artists, and advocacy groups to produce original performances based on research surrounding sexual assault and HIV advocacy. As a public health professor, she is immersed in current research on COVID-19, particularly as it relates to social and ethical issues. She has extensive networks in public health research as a member of multiple domestic and international professional groups.

Saraniya Tharmarajah is a public health researcher and theatre artist. She received her undergraduate degrees in Public Health Studies, Sociology, and Theatre Arts and Studies from Johns Hopkins University and her master’s in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation from University of Oxford. She has written, directed, and performed in various original plays, including award-winning research-based theatre pieces.

Single Carrot Theatre creates socially relevenat theatre as a form of civic engagement in Baltimore by producing experiential performances in traditional and non-traditional venues; building cross-sector partnerships; and facilitating empowering education programs.

About HowlRound TV
HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world's performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email [email protected], or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

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