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Diversity Cohort Community Conversation

01/17/2018 7:30 pm
America/New York

O Brave New World, That Has Such People In It!

A Conversation About the Place of Shakespeare in a Diverse World

At NY Shakespeare Exchange, we believe that classical literature can and should be a part of our modern cultural landscape. But we also have a responsibility to address its limitations through inspired interpretation. 

Join us for a lively panel discussion about how the theater community of NYC can begin to address the many challenges we face with regards to diversity and inclusion. The playwrights of the NYSX 2018 Diversity Cohort will begin the conversation by sharing their experiences and perspectives, and attendees will have the chance to engage directly with their own questions and thoughts on the topics raised.

Featuring Diversity Cohort Playwrights:
Katie Kay Chelena, Evan T. Cummings, Kevin R. Free, Dani Martineck, Nilan, Ankita Raturi, Kelli Ruttle (learn more about the Cohort and its members

Moderated by Dr. Jaime Wright, Associate Professor of Rhetoric at St. John's University


Wednesday, January 17
7:30 PM

The New Ohio Theatre
154 Christopher St. #1E

This event is Pay-What-You-Like.

Jaime Wright, PhD is an Associate Professor at St. John’s University. She teaches classes about persuasion, classical rhetoric, public speaking, and public memory. Currently, she is writing a book titled Toxic Femininity in which she explores the material and rhetorical intersections of femininity, violence, and audience. She will be attending an argumentation conference in Amsterdam this summer to present a paper about applying classical methods of argumentation to contemporary controversies.