Kathleen Mulligan | Breakout Session
Every year students in her course Dialects for the Stage create original monologues in the voice of an ancestor based on interviews with family members about their family history. These monologues encourage young artists to explore where they come from and how that journey affects who they are today. A sharing of the monologues has now become an important component of the graduation weekend at Ithaca College. Join Kathleen and students Brooke Shilling, Molly Makowiec, Jordan Pesci-Smith, Lily Waldron, Eunice Akinola for a very special breakout session, entitled "Discovering Ancestral Voices" where you'll see her students from Ithaca College perform their original Ancestral Voices monologues followed by a panel discussion.
Kathleen Mulligan is an Associate Professor of Voice and Speech at Ithaca College. In 2010 she was a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar to Kerala, India with her project "Finding Women's Voices", focusing on the empowerment of women through voice. She spent the spring of 2015 in Pakistan as a Fulbright specialist collaborating on her project "Voices of Partition" with husband David Studwell and members of Islamabad's Theatre Wallay. The resulting piece Dagh Dagh Ujala (This Stained Dawn), based on interviews with survivors of the Partition of 1947, toured to Ithaca, Boston and Washington D.C. in October 2015. The project was funded by a grant from the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and the Fulbright organization.
Kathleen is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association. Acting credits include The Acting Company (national tour), American Repertory Theatre, Fort Worth Shakespeare in the Park and PCPA Theatrefest in Santa Maria, CA.