Join us Monday, April 1, for a special edition of the Daily Grind. We will be joined by playwright and poet, Saviana Stanescu-Condeescu, playwright and drama professor, Claire Gleitman, and journalist/documentarian, James Rada, for a conversation about the power and importance of narratives in our lives.
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Saviana Stanescu-Condeescu is a Romanian-born award-winning playwright and faculty member in the IC Theatre Arts department, where she teaches playwriting. Saviana is the author of numerous award winning plays, as well as a distinguished poet. Her plays: “Aliens with extraordinary skills” (Inmigrantes con Habilidades Extraordinarias) and “Final Countdown” (Cuenta Regresiva) ran for a year in Mexico City at Teatro La Capilla, Teatro El Milagro, and Foro La Gruta.. “Bucharest Underground” won the 2007 Marulic Prize for Best European Radio-Drama. In Stockholm, Sweden, Saviana’s play “White Embers” produced by Dramalabbet made it in the TOP 3 of Best Plays in 2008, and in NYC is published by Samuel French as one of their 2010 OOB festival winners.
Claire Gleitman is Professor of English and Chair of the IC English Department. She is a playwright whose original two-act play, Speech Acts, was produced by Theater Catalyst in the spring of 2004, under the direction of Carol Laratonda. Claire is a founding member (along with Jack Hrkach, in the Theatre Department) of the On the Verge play-reading series.
James Rada is an Associate Professor of Journalism in the Park School of Communication. He has published extensively on media portrayals of African Americans. James is currently producing a documentary: The 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the March on Washington for Jobs and Equality. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his landmark “I Have a Dream” speech at the March.
Join us for Coffee, Conversation, and Croissants beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center.
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