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Wednesday, July 22 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Dismantling Power Structures in Directing

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Directing is a position steeped in complex power dynamics—dynamics that are often based in patriarchal, colonial, racist, misogynistic, and ableist patterns. There is power in naming these so that we can recognize where and how they are present and so that we can take them apart.
 We don’t have to direct—or cast, or collaborate—the way it’s “always” been done.
It is our responsibility to make changes so that the old systems are not perpetuated.

Join us for this panel discussion including directors from around the US who are questioning, disrupting, and building new practices. Panelists include Jessica Wu, Deena Selenow, Aurelia Belfield, and more!

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Aurelia Belfield

Aurelia Belfield is a creative multi-hyphenate drawn to storytelling in all mediums. She\\'s proud to have appeared as a performer in projects like: I Love My Hair, For Colored Girls, Orange Light, Much Ado About Nothing, Hair, The Vagina Monologues, and The 25th Annual Putnam County... Read More →
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Jessica Wu

Theatre-Maker, Inspirate Creative
Jessica Wu is a NYC-based playwright, director, songwriter, dramaturg, and actor-in-a-past-life. Her performance credits include the Broadway Revivals of Miss Saigon and A Chorus Line and she has crossed the US in a half-dozen National Tours, performed at Shakespeare in the Park... Read More →
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Deena Selenow

Deena Selenow is a director for live performance. Her interests are rooted in the cultivation of new live storytelling experiences that reframe how we (artists, institutions, audience) understand social identity in America. Her work has been presented by institutions including REDCAT... Read More →

Wednesday July 22, 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm EDT