Friday, April 28 at 9:30PM: SPECIAL THEATRICAL EVENING
Panel at 9:30PM in the mezzanine: Nasty Women* Challenging Stigma Through the Arts and Technology
Anna-Christina Douglas, Yahoo, Dropbox, YouTube
Anna-Christina grew up in New York and has spent that last twelve years working in technology product marketing in Silicon Valley. Some of her favorite initiatives have included launching Google Chrome with a comic book whitepaper in collaboration with Scott McCloud, bringing Dropbox to Brazil and adding a valentine creator to Yahoo Mail. She’s a strong supporter of women in technology and enjoys building dynamic teams.
Monet Hurst-Mendoza, Playwright
Monet Hurst-Mendoza is a New York-based playwright from Los Angeles, CA. She is a member of the 2017 Emerging Writers Group at The Public Theater, a 2016-2018 Van Lier Fellow at New Dramatists, and was a 2014-2016 Women’s Project Lab Time Warner Foundation Fellow. Monet is a proud member of Rising Circle Theater Collective, where she co-facilitates INKtank/PlayRISE, a developmental writers lab and new works festival for emerging playwrights of color. B.A.: Marymount Manhattan College.
Quanda Johnson, Fulbright Scholar, Performer
Quanda Johnson is a Fulbright Scholar and a Dean’s Graduate Scholar at Gallatin. A performer from Broadway to grand opera, she seeks ways to utilize performance to disrupt and consequently alter entrenched, cyclical conversations concerning Blackness and the African Diaspora.
Cocktail reception to follow.
Performances at 11:30pm at Joe’s Pub:
Artists for Action – Quiet
Artists For Action NYC is a growing collective of New York-based artists committed to taking concrete steps towards fighting injustice through art and activism.
Allison Brzezinski – UNTITLED
UNTITLED is about coming to terms with oneself and discovering the need to sometimes have stress in one’s life. Stress isn’t always the worst thing.
In this short excerpt of an hour-long show, Raghs steps in to the mind of a young Iranian American girl who falls for an older Iranian cousin.
By Sohailla Mahjour
Directed and Developed by Pati Amoroso
Lynae DePriest/Thoughtress – Fuck It
My poetry is my way of breaking the silence that poc are are taught to choke down in order to survive.
Ashley Lauren Rogers – Tag You’re Dead
Written by Ashley Lauren Rogers, Directed by Janelle Zapata
Morgan is played by Maybe Burke
Janet is played by Kat Moreno
Doctor is played by Tony Curtis
Ashley Lauren Rogers is a playwright, stand up comic, and transgender rights advocate and educator.
Taylor Tobin – Miss America
“Miss America” is a solo piece exploring the performative nature of femininity and the possibilities of resistance.
F.U.N. Theater Collective (Fierce Untamed Niñas) – Listen to Me
Director: Salomé Egas
Playwright: Donna Gary
Performers: Grace Chan, Camila Kann, Ankita Sethi, Myka Cue*
Music: Mixtape by Salomé Egas, various artists, and excerpts from song “Listen to Me” by Cheryle Chong, edited by Judith Sloan (EarSay Youth Theater Project, 2016) featuring voices by Josephine Rutledge and Gabriel Snitko
FB & IG: Salome Egas
Make Space Productions – On Wednesdays We Dress Like Women
Mean Girls take DC: your government, our worst nightmare #notsofetch
Facebook: Estelle Olivia
Facebook: Kendra Mittermeyer
Facebook: Kat Witschen
Kiirstin Marilyn – She
A song about my refugee grandmother and all women who make their voices heard everyday in the fight for equality.
Guitarist: John Brodeur