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Monday, July 20 • 11:00am - 1:00pm
Taking The Patriarchy Out Of Directing: An Ongoing Conversation

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In this ongoing public conversation, panelists will continue to interrogate the normalization of directing as a top-down, hierarchical practice with roots in patriarchal and colonial systems. What structures and norms do we engage in unconsciously as directors? Consciously? Are there other ways? How does changing the way we work change the work we make, both process and product? What other systems of oppression exist in directing, and what can we do to uproot those as well? There's so much to talk about—join us!

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Key Alexander

Associate Artistic Director, Women's Theater Festival
Keyanna Alexander (she/her) is a Durham, NC based freelance theatre maker, focusing on directing, streaming and playwriting. She is a 2014 North Carolina Central University graduate with Magna Cum Laude and Honors. Eagle Pride! When Keyanna isn’t dismantling the structure of the... Read More →
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Laura T. Garza

Executive Artistic Director/Co-Founder/Producer, Teatro Audaz
Laura T. Garza is Executive Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Teatro Audaz San Antonio as well as a theatre educator in San Antonio, Texas.  Teatro Audaz (founded in 2016) is dedicated to exploring the varied experiences and cultures of Latinx people through producing and showcasing the creative talents of Latinx / Chicanx artists while making teatro that is accessible to All audiences with a focus on those under-served... Read More →
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Rowen Haigh

Director of Education & Outreach, Women's Theatre Festival
Rowen Haigh is a freelance director, deviser, playwright, and educator. She serves as chair of SETC’s Women in Theatre Committee, as Director of Education & Outreach for the Women’s Theatre Festival (Raleigh, NC), and as a board member with the Kentucky Theatre Association. Areas... Read More →
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Molly Claassen

Associate Professor of Theatre, Directing, Columbus State University
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Rachel Blackburn

Assistant Professor, Columbus State University
Dr. Rachel Blackburn is a stage director, performer, and Assistant Professor in the Theatre Department at Columbus State University. Rachel holds a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas (2018), an M.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University (2013), and a B.A. from the Conservatory... Read More →

Monday July 20, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT