What are the intersections of theatre, education, and activism—both over time and in this present moment? And, how might we view these intersections through the lens of feminist, journalist, and social political activist Gloria Steinem?

This virtual conversation coincides with the release of the new biographical film on the life and career of Gloria Steinem: The Glorias (2020). Esteemed director Julie Taymor will be in conversation with producer Lyn Hendee, and two cast members of the film, Kimberly Guerrero and Monica Sanchez— both college professors at UC Riverside and Colorado College, respectively. 

In The Glorias, Kimberly Guerrero, an assistant professor of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production at UCR, plays historical figure Wilma Mankiller, an activist and the first woman to be elected principal chief of the Cherokee Nation. Guerrero is also a producer and director with an emphasis on creating authentic roles for Native Americans.

Mónica Sánchez, an assistant professor of playwriting and performance at Colorado College, plays Dolores Huerta, the American labor leader who co-founded United Farm Workers with César Chávez.

Julie Taymor is perhaps best known as the director of the original Lion King production on Broadway (1997) as well as the films Frida (2002) and Across the Universe (2007). Lyn Hendee has been a producer on several Taymor projects, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2014) and The Tempest (2010). The conversation will be moderated by Micha Espinosa, associate professor at Arizona State University.

The event will be produced by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College and is co-sponsored by UC Riverside. 

To join: https://fac.coloradocollege.edu/connect/the-glorias-conversation-theatre-education-activism/

Photo: Kimberly Guerrero as Wilma Mankiller in "The Glorias". (Joe Mast/Courtesy of LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions)

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