Artist Conversation with Todd London and André Gregory

Join us for a conversation with legendary Director André Gregory and Author/Artistic Director Todd London.
Theatre Artist Conversations continue on Friday, April 16th at 12 pm (ET-New York). Each week, we engage Special Guests and stay in community dialogue to keep in touch and share ideas, resources and support.

André Gregory has been directing in New York for more than half a century. He has collaborated on film versions of his theater productions with Wallace Shawn, Louis Malle, and Jonathan Demme. Gregory, Shawn, and Malle created the now-legendary My Dinner with André. Gregory is also an actor, a writer, a teacher, and a painter.

Todd London’s books include An Ideal Theater, The Importance of Staying Earnest, and his most recent novel If You See Him, Let Me Know. An artistic director, educator, essayist, and theater chronicler, he is a winner of the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism and was the inaugural recipient of Theatre Communications Group’s Visionary Leadership Award for his contributions to the American theater. 

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: April 16, 2021, 12:00 Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlf–rpjIsGdN1QLN5VrTRB2Vz0ud3tBEE
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you have already registered for a previous session, you can use the same link you already received for this session.

Each week support a charity that is serving our community. Please support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which is providing essential meals for people across the country affected by COVID-19, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses.
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See you on Friday (at 12:00.)

THANK YOU!

David J Diamond

Transformative Coaching for Artists

Theatre Without Borders
La MaMa Umbria International

 

Theatre Artist Conversations 

Theatre Artist Conversations continue on Friday, April 9th at 12 pm (ET-New York). Each week, we engage Special Guests and stay in community dialogue to keep in touch and share ideas, resources and support. Join us for a conversation with Dawn Chiang and Irina Kruzhilinadesigner and designer/deviser talking about their creative work during the Pandemic.


DAWN CHIANG

     Lighting Designer Dawn Chiang has designed for Broadway, Off Broadway and numerous regional theaters nationwide. She was resident lighting designer for New York City Opera. She also worked on the concert tours of Paul Anka, The Carpenters, Diana Ross, and Loggins and Messina. Dawn has earned two Drama-Logue Critics’ Awards, two Lighting Designer of the Year Awards (Syracuse Area Live Theatre), and nominations for the San Francisco Drama Critics’ Award, Los Angeles Drama Critics’ Award and the Maharam Design Award from American Theatre Wing. She was vice president and board member for Theatre Communications Group, currently a board member for Behind The Scenes charity, and a mentor for the Theater Development Fund’s “Wendy Wasserstein Project” outreach program for New York City high school students. Dawn has been a senior consultant with Theatre Projects, where she helped to plan, design and supervise construction for two of the world’s largest water based, acrobatic spectaculars — “The House of Dancing Water” in Macau and the Han Theatre in central China. You can reach Dawn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/dawnchiang/


IRINA KRUZHILINA

       Irina is a Russian-born, New York-based generative artist, scenographer, visual dramaturg, and teaching artist, creating work at the intersection of visual art, live performance and civic engagement. Irina’s creative endeavors range from interdisciplinary downtown theatre to large scale parades, from community pageants to site responsive installations. Since 2005 her work has been shown, locally and globally, at Times Square, Tokyo Disney, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Prague National Theatre, the NY Philharmonic, the XXI Commonwealth Games, Barbican Center, and many others. Irina is grateful to be in community and continuous collaboration with visionary artists like Dmitry Krymov, Doug Fitch, Lars Jan, Geoff Sobelle, and EnGarde Arts. Irina is the founder of Visual Echo, a New York-based performance organization dedicated to facilitating generative dialogues among people from diverse backgrounds. As an educator, Irina embraces collaborative artistic exchange among theatre makers from different backgrounds, fostering generous creative educational environments that value a diversity of approaches and ideas. Irina is a faculty member at the New School of Drama, a NEA/TCG Career Development Program recipient, a Target Margin Theatre Institute Fellow, and a Chashama resident.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: April 9, 2021, 12:00 Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlf–rpjIsGdN1QLN5VrTRB2Vz0ud3tBEE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you have already registered for a previous session, you can use the same link you already received for this session.

Each week support a charity that is serving our community. Please support Behind the Scenes, which provides financial assistance to entertainment technology professionals who are seriously ill or injured. https://wp.behindthescenescharity.org/

See you on Friday (at 12:00.)
THANK YOU!

David J Diamond

La MaMa Umbria International
Transformational Coaching for Artists
Theatre Without Borders
ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT: David J Diamond is offering a New Workshop for Theatre Artists beginning April 12th: Easing Into the New Normal: How To Think about Transitioning to the Next Phase of Our Artistic Work

For more information: Contact at ddjdstar@gmail.com or view: www.davidjdiamond.com

SUPPORT ARTISTS IN MYANMAR

Dear Theatre Without Borders community,
 
The Thai Theatre Foundation has created a petition in support of the people and artists of Myanmar. They are asking us to share that petition with you.
 
Would your organization be able to sign? If not, could you please sign it as an individual? 
The Thai Theatre Foundation will submit the petition to the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok on April 8th to add more pressure to the military government.
 
The Thai Theatre Foundation is also raising money to support Thai and Myanmar artists (who, often times, are vocal critics of the dictators). Please consider donating on their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/thaitheatrefoundation/posts/4030353340425304 
 
Although Thai Theatre Foundation is a 501(c)(3), donations are not tax-deductible in the US at this time as the fundraising hosts (BIPAM and B-Floor Theatre Group) are in Thailand.
 
Please help spread the word. Thank you so much!
 
Sent to TWB by:
Raksak Kongseng (she/they)
Operations Manager | Theatre Communications Group

PETITION:

Human rights violations in Myanmar continue to rise following a coup on February 1, 2021. According to several international news agencies, at least 550 civilians have been slaughtered thus far. Among these, Poet Kayza Win was shot and killed. Several other members of the Myanmar artistic community were arrested because of their artistic freedom of expression.

In response to the Call to the Global Creative Community to Show Solidarity with the People of Myanmar issued by 15 arts organizations in Myanmar, Thai Theatre Foundation (US) and Thai Theatre Foundation Working Group (Thailand) along with the following organizations and individuals have united to issue this statement of solidarity with the People of Myanmar and to defend their artistic freedom of expression.

We demand an immediate end to all cruelties.

We demand accountability for all the crimes unjustifiably committed against the People of Myanmar.

No one should be persecuted for their artistic expression.

Defending artistic freedom of expression transcends political party lines and international borders. It is a nonpartisan issue because once one person’s right is violated, everybody’s right is violated. It is vital that we stand up against injustice not only in Thailand, but also in Myanmar and throughout the world.

This petition will be submitted to the Embassy of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar in Bangkok.

PAYPAL DONATIONS: bfloortheatre@gmail.com