In celebration of Women's Month, we have invited Felicia King, Nana Dakin, and Lauren Cox to talk about their stories of being a multi-talented theatre artist and working in the theater industry in our current social climate.
The event is on Tuesday, March 26th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Dramatist Guild Fund Music Hall at 356 W 40th St, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10018
Please RSVP to reserve a seat.
On our March panel will include:
LAUREN COX is a performer, educator, and storyteller based in Harlem. She is on the faculty at Joffrey Ballet School Jazz & Contemporary and travels nationally and internationally representing the program. She also teaches Jazz at The Ailey School Junior Division. Lauren’s performance credits include; Gwen Stefani, Alicia Keys, Pharrell, LLCoolJ, Saturday Night Live, America’s Got Talent, The View, Joey Yung Hong Kong, Ariana & The Rose, Vonavi, #EndHIV Gala and more. Commercials include Apple, Samsung and NYU Langone. Off-Broadway: Immersive play "Seeing You" (as 1940s Jazz Singer) and the Afro-Cuban Yiddish Opera "Hatuey: Memory of Fire" (as Xiomara). She is interested in the intersection of Poetry, Dance and Sociology in order to articulate diverse walks of life and provide opportunities for people around the world. Her Tedx Talk is a perfect example of the art she wishes to influence with. www.laurencox.org
NANA DAKIN is a Thai-American director of new plays, classics and devised performance based in New York City. Having grown up in multiple countries, her outlook is informed by diverse social and political experiences. Her work pursues social equity by examining the way culture is constructed and unsettling dormant biases. She is an Associate Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) and currently a NYTW 2050 Directing Fellow. She is also a core member of B-Floor Theatre, Thailand’s vanguard physical theatre company. As an Assistant Director she has worked with Anne Kauffman on Amy Herzog’s Mary Jane (NYTW), Anne Bogart on the SITI Company’s production of Euripedes’ The Bacchae (Getty Villa, BAM), Leigh Silverman on Hansol Jung’s Wild Goose Dreams (The Public Theater), and Bartlett Sher on a benefit concert of Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot (Lincoln Center Theater). Recent projects include an all-female production of Shakespeare’s Richard III, Wonder/Wander: An Interactive Tarot Card Reading, and the development of new plays by Anchuli Felicia King, Gina Stevensen and Nora Sørena Casey. In May 2019 she will direct the world premiere of White Pearl by Anchuli Felicia King at The Royal Court Theatre in London. BA: Sarah Lawrence College. MFA Theatre Directing: Columbia University. www.nanadakin.com
FELICIA KING is a multidisciplinary artist of Thai-Australian descent who works primarily in live theater. Her areas of interest include playwrighting, VFX and projection designs, interactive technologies, music production, and technodramaturgy. As a playwright, Felicia is interested in linguistic hybrids, digital cultures and issues of global urgency. Her first full-length play "White Pearl" will receive its world premiere on the Royal Court Mainstage in May 2019. Currently based in New York, Felicia has worked with a wide range of companies and institutions, including Punchdrunk, PlayCo, 3LD Arts & Technology Center, Roundabout theater, 59E59, Ars Nova, the Obie Awards, The Builders Association, Ensemble Studio Theater, NYTW, and Red Bull Theater. She continues to work globally, with companies such as The Royal Court & Yellow Earth Theater (London), Playwriting Australia, Sydney Theater Company & Belvoir Theater (Sydney), Melbourne Theater Company (Melbourne), House of North (Berlin) and SHIFT Festival (Shanghai). With South African director Kim Kerfoot, she is the co-founder of experimental theater collective NPG.