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Tuesday 20 April 2021

Covid Monologues

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

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Tuesday 20 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 20 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.


I'm Old School by Reynaldo Piniella
Directed by Mari Travis
Produced by Arena Players


How To Be A Carved Horse by Shawn Reddy
Directed by Genevieve de Mahy
Produced by Single Carrot Theatre|
Public Health Professionals: Emily Hurley & Saraniya Tharmarajah

Reynaldo Piniella is an actor, writer and director from East New York, Brooklyn. He is a recipient of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship from TCG, the Thomas Barbour award for Playwriting, the All Star Project's Fellowship for Young Artists of Color, a HB Studio Rehearsal Space Residency and a “Play at Home” commission from Baltimore Center Stage. He is also a member of this year's cohort of the Civilians R&D Group. As an actor, he’s been previously seen Off-Broadway at Signature Theatre Company, TFANA, the Public, Rattlestick, Working Theater and NYTW Next Door. Regional credits include Baltimore Center Stage, Syracuse Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Cleveland Play House, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, O’Neill and the Sundance Theater Lab in Morocco. TV credits include Blue Bloods, Sneaky Pete, Law & Order: SVU, The Carrie Diaries, Flesh & Bone and Greenleaf. Follow him @ReynaldoRey. www.reynaldopiniella.com

Shawn Reddy is an educator and writer from Chicago. For the past ten years he has worked with Chicago Public Schools as the Social Science and Civic Engagement Specialist for Elementary Schools, and as an elementary teacher. As a writer he has written numerous plays, lectures, and monologues that have been performed throughout the country. These days Shawn focuses primarily on issues of equity and anti-racist learning.

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 tv@howlround.com, or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

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