Upcoming Events Featuring Associate Professor Saviana Stanescu (Condeescu)


Contributed by Kelsey Dunne

Associate Professor of Playwriting, Saviana Stanescu (Condeescu) has a few exciting events in June:

Friday, June 19, 7.30 pm: BLACK WOMEN AND THE BALLOT

Saviana is honored to have her short play DON’T / DREAM (about an immigrant domestic worker) presented with two plays by four-time Emmy-nominated Judy Tate, as part of The American Slavery Project’s Juneteenth event, supported by Manhattan Theatre Club, EST, Civic Ensemble, etc. Tune in – it’s FREE. A donation to BLM organizations is strongly encouraged. Phylicia Rashad stars in Judy's play:


You can watch the event via The American Slavery Project’s website: www.americanslaveryproject.org


Saturday, June 20, 10.30 am: THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES

Saviana's adaptation of the classic fairy tale, THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES, commissioned by the Hangar Theatre, is timely, political and funny… For ages 4 to 104…🤪

A virtual production directed by the one-and-only Kyle Haden. Series coordinated by Shirley Serotsky. Check it out! This Saturday, June 20, at 10.30 am. It's FREE.

“When two mysterious weavers arrive in a kingdom bearing the most magnificent fabrics, the self-absorbed ruler demands an outfit of his own. When the fabric reveals some uncomfortable truths, citizens young and old must finally think (and see!) for themselves.”



Tuesday, June 23, 8 pm: LIBERTY’S DAUGHTERS – Immigrant Women’s Monologues

In honor of Immigrant Heritage Month, IASNY (Immigrant/International Artists and Scholars in New York) and the Nuyorican Poets Cafe present LIBERTY'S DAUGHTERS, an evening of Immigrant Women's Monologues written by members of Honor Roll! (women playwrights 40+) and IASNY writers. Hosted by Saviana. Featuring monologues by artists: Liz Amadio, DEBRA CARDONA, ALICE EVE COHEN, Cecilia Copeland, Jenna Chrisphonte, Minita Gandhi, DANA LESLIE GOLDSTEIN, YVETTE HEYLIGER, Jessica Litwak, Maria MicheleS, VERNICE MILLER, LISA RAMIREZ, SOPHIA ROMMA, SAVIANA STĂNESCU.


June 23, 2020 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Event link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83534738160
Meeting ID: 835 347 38160


Friday, June 26, 5 pm – FINE ARTISTS AT FIVE

Saviana will read a few immigrant women’s monologues in Ithaca College’s Center for Faculty Excellence series Fine Artists at Five (FA@5). It’s FREE and open to IC faculty and students.


Join us for one event, or for all!