FREE afternoon panel discussions
Saturday, January 21st at 2:00pm & 3:30pm
the panelists include:
[Co-Director, A Host of People; Engagement Manager, Network of Ensemble Theaters]
Sherrine Azab is a theater director, producer, performance curator and educator. She is the Co-director of Detroit-based theater company A Host of People and has worked with theatres and arts organizations in Detroit, New York, Berlin and Seattle. Sherrine holds a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts and a postgraduate certificate from the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University. She was a member of the 2008 Lincoln Center Director’s Lab and is a proud Associate Artist of Target Margin Theatre (NYC). Sherrine served as the Associate Producer for The Foundry Theatre (NYC) during their 2011/2012 seasons and is currently the Engagement Manager for the Network of Ensemble Theaters.
Photo by Tanya Moutzalias.
Photo by Pin Lim.
Photo by Kevin Berne.
[Project Director, New Play Exchange, National New Play Network; Director of Brand & Marketing, Woolly Mammoth]
Gwydion Suilebhan is the author of The Butcher, Transmission, Reals, Abstract Nude, Let X, Cracked and Anthem. His work has been commissioned, produced and developed by Centerstage, Ensemble Studio Theatre, NNPN, Gulfshore Playhouse, Forum Theatre, Theater J and Theater Alliance, among others. Gwydion currently serves as Director of Brand and Marketing for Woolly Mammoth and Project Director of the New Play Exchange for NNPN. A co-founder of The Welders, Gwydion served as DC’s representative to the Dramatists Guild for six years. His speaking engagements include South by Southwest, TCG, LMDA, the Dramatists Guild, Americans for the Arts, APASO and TEDx.
Mark Valdez is an artist, organizer and consultant based in Los Angeles. He has worked at theaters such as the Alliance Theatre, Trinity Rep, the Mark Taper Forum, Mixed Blood, the Ricardo Montalban Theater, Teatro Vision, East West Players, the Falcon Theatre, among others. Current projects include DJ Latinidad’s Latino Dance Party, which he created to explore latinidad in contemporary U.S. culture, through the lens of a dance party; and a commission from the Alliance Theater to create a new play with and for people living and working along the Buford Highway, home to one of Atlanta’s largest immigrant/New American communities. Currently, Mark is working with various health providers and the Somali and East African residents of the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood in Minneapolis to use personal narrative as a tool for building social cohesion and improving health care advocacy and service.
Photo by Bonnie Allen.