Artist

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  • Kimberly Senior

    "In a moment where the world feels like it's spiraling out of our control, we look to the dark spaces of the theater to find community. The shared experience of encountering characters and narratives outside of one's own purview gives us the rare opportunity to walk in another's shoes – even if it's only for a few hours. It’s a charged moment politically and socially around many topics – in particularly the expression of gender and sexuality."

  • Vanessa Stalling

    "In these times of deepening seclusion and fear, the experience of theater can unify a gathered public through shared experiences; together, witnessing events larger than themselves, spectators become lifted beyond the pedestrian, finding solidarity within that elevation. Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves provides audiences with just such an experience."

  • Rohina Malik

    "In a time where we are hearing so much anti-Muslim, Latino, Arab, immigrant and refugee rhetoric, Yasmina's Necklace takes audiences into the living rooms of these people. Politicians often talk of building walls, but in theater artists remove them and invite people to come inside. Once the wall is removed, we discover that those who we think are different, are often in fact, very much the same."

  • Ellen Fairey

    "I wrote Support Group for Men thinking about people who might not feel seen or in any way extraordinary in their lives. People we cross paths with every day but don’t necessarily notice or acknowledge. The magic of theater is its ability to make everyone—audience, playwright, director, actors, etc.—feel less alone in their human experience and sometimes even extraordinary."

  • Ann Filmer

    "There is nothing like the theater—sitting side by side in the dark in order to find the light.  While one "observes" film and other media, one participates in theater. Rohina Malik beautifully captures both the light and the dark in her powerful story of resilience and love in Yasmina's Necklace."