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Episode Info: This conversation was recorded in late May 2020, prior to the murders of George Floyd, Tony McDade, and Rayshard Brooks, and in the wake of the murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and far too many others. We hold their families in our thoughts and wish for swift justice. We’ve attached links in this video and in its description to point you towards just a few of the many ways you can support Black lives, Indigenous lives, and people of color. We hope to not distract from the important work happening in our world, but ally it with light from artists, and to spread leadership and hope.We recognize and stand with the following organizations:Black Lives Matter, blacklivesmatter.comBlack Visions Collective, blackvisionsmn.orgNAACP Legal Defense Fund, naacpldf.orgAmerican Civil Liberties Union, action.aclu.org/give/nowNational Resource List, linktr.ee/NationalResourcesListRecorded on May 20, 2020We gathered three rising stars of the field who serve our industry as both director and associate artistic director to debunk what exactly is the role of an associate artistic director? We also deep-dived into the experience of being a woman of color on the job at a historically White institution. Drama League alums Nicole A. Watson (Round House Theatre), Dawn Monique Williams (Aurora Theatre Company), and Pirronne Yousefzadeh (Geva Theatre Center) sit down with our Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks.IN CONVERSATION, The Drama League's acclaimed series of discussions with the directors changing the face of theater, television, and film, is now online! The process of creating art is revealed in these intimate, surprising, and wide-ranging conversations with award-winning creators from around the world.The artists in this video have donated their time and fees to help provide much-needed aid, relief, and programs for stage directors affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.You can help! Donate here:dramaleague.org/ghostlightIf you're a director needing assistance, visit our COVID-19 resources and emergency relief programs here:dramaleague.org/covidresources/covid19resourcesWatch the interview on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/434185313/2ec2932dfa Learn more about Nicole A. Watson:nicoleawatson.com/Learn more about Dawn Monique Williams:dawnmoniquewilliams.com/Learn more about Pirronne Yousefzadeh:pirronne.com/A list of artistic leaders of color to know:Meila BensussenArtistic DirectorHartford StageChanel BraggAssociate Artistic DirectorArizona Theatre CompanySnehal DesaiArtistic DirectorEast West PlayersBarry FlemingArtistic DirectorActors Theatre of LouisvilleNataki GarrettArtistic DirectorOregon Shakespeare FestivalMaria Manuela GoyanesArtistic DirectorWoolly Mammoth Theatre CompanyRebecca MartinezAssociate Artistic DirectorWP TheaterJonathan McCroryArtistic DirectorNational Black TheatreMuriel MiguelArtistic DirectorSpiderwoman TheaterRaelle Myrick-HodgesCreative Director651 ARTSEvren OdcikinInterim Associate Artistic DirectorOregon Shakespeare FestivalJaco...
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