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Tuesday 28 April 2020

Feminism + Theatre with Marissa Wolf, Hana Sharif, and Ari Afsar!

with playwright Lauren Gunderson

Tuesday 28 April 2020

Playwright Lauren Gunderson presented Feminism + Theatre Marissa Wolf, Hana Sharif Ari Afsar livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 28 April 2020 at 11 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 1 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 19:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 20:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

Join Lauren for a conversation with three national leaders, art makers, and art activists about feminism and theatre.

This class was instigated by a comment from a viewer, Hannah Avery, who requested a discussion about how feminism plays out in theatre from writing, leadership, representation and more. Thanks for the suggestion, Hannah!

This is going to be a fabulous chance to hear from these changemaking women.

Marissa Wolf is a brilliant director, new play developer and current Artistic Director of Portland Center Stage. Wolf, was recently the Associate Artistic Director at Kansas City Repertory Theatre, and previously served as the Artistic Director at San Francisco’s innovative Crowded Fire Theater.

Ari Afsar is a singer/songwriter of Jeannette: A New Musical, and works with placements on ABC, Disney, and an On-Demand feature. A graduate of Ethnomusicology Jazz from UCLA, Afsar just released her debut EP, "Somewhere I Thought I'd Be." Most recently she opened for Michelle Obama at the Shrine Auditorium, performed at the U.S. Institute of Peace, and opened for the ACLU national conference in D.C. She was the original Eliza Hamilton in Chicago's production of Hamilton, Miss California 2010, top 10 at Miss America 2011, a top 36 American Idol Alum, and currently stars in a SXSW-award winning series. She has been an advocate/performer/and public speaker for The Women's March, The Social Innovation Summit, Nexus Global, The University of Chicago, The MoveOn rally on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, and The United State of Women.

Hana Sharif's multi-faceted theatre career includes roles as an artistic leader, director, playwright and producer. She is currently the Artistic Director of The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Beginning her professional career at Hartford Stage in 2003, she rose from an entry-level artistic assistant to the associate artistic director within seven years. During that time, Hana also served as Hartford Stage’s director of new play development. Starting in 2012, she served as program manager at ArtsEmerson, a leading world theatre company based at Boston’s Emerson College. Hana has been Baltimore Center Stage’s associate artistic director since 2014, directing acclaimed productions of Pride and Prejudice, The Christians and Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Her other achievements at Baltimore Center Stage include strengthening community engagement, producing multiple world and regional premieres and helping to guide the theatre through a multi-million dollar building renovation and rebranding effort.

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