Speakers for Statera ConFerence 2016
Speakers and panelists for #StateraCon16 are listed below. Click on the speaker photos to read their bio and learn about their breakout session. All presentations and workshops will be held in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts' Robert and Judi Newman Center for Theatre Education: 1101 13th Street, Denver, CO 80204.
Touchstone Speaker | Mary McColl
Statera Foundation is proud to announce that Mary McColl will deliver our 2016 touchstone address. McColl is the executive director of Actors’ Equity Association, the national union that represents more than 50,000 professional stage actors and stage managers nationwide.
FEATURED SPEAKER | CHRIS CRASS
This is a not-to-miss workshop about creating feminist, multi-racial movements for justice in the arts and beyond. Throughout history everyday people have come together to take on the most pressing challenges of their time and through collective organizing and struggle they have envisioned a better world, made large scale change, won important victories, and passed on lessons to the next generation. Chris Crass has dedicated his life and work to building powerful working class-based, feminist, multicultural movements for collective liberation. Statera Foundation is thrilled to host Chris as our featured speaker at StateraCon16! Learn more about Chris and his work at www.chriscrass.org.
speakers, Panelists & facilitators
WORKSHOPS & BREAKOUT SESSIONS
#WakingTheFeminists: How a movement was mobilized for equality, and what has been achieved since its inception, with Lisa Tierney-Keogh
An Inside Job: Understanding Our Inner Patriarch and How it Holds Us Back with Sasha Fisher
A New Frontier: Inclusion of Women with Disabilities in Theatre Arts with Lucy Roucis
Sister Organizations and the Movement for Change: a panel discussion with Age and Gender Equity in the Arts, WomenArts, and The Bridge Initiative with Jane Vogel, Karla Mason Smith, Martha Richards, Brenda Jean Foley, and Tracy Liz Miller
Discovering Ancestral Voices with Kathleen Mulligan
Mentoring Students in a Male Dominated Environment with Jennifer Popple
Finding Your Work-Life Balance in a Work-Obsessed World with Gillian McNally
The Power of Presence: Lessons in How Not to Go F*cking Crazy with Meridith C. Grundei
Assertive Communication and Business Strategies for Women in the Arts with Minita Gandhi
Wonder Women of the Stage: Researching Gender, Power & Identity in the Work of Women Theatre Directors with Emily A. Rollie
Processing: What does it mean to be a young feminist in Los Angeles? with Emily Qualey
Liberating the Voice when Facing Adversity with Anne-Marie Nest
There Aren't Enough Hours in the Day! How do I balance work and life and be personally fulfilled? with Nancy Slitz
Trish Arnold Movement Work: Releasing Tension to Connect Mind, Body, and Breath with Lynnae Lehfeldt
"Gender Parity and the Classical Canon", a panel discussion about casting concerns for Shakespeare festivals and theatres that specialize in producing the classics. The panel consists of Geoffrey Kent (Director, Actor and Fight Choreographer), Sam White (Artistic Director of Shakespeare in Detroit), Dawn Monique Williams (Artistic Associate at Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Lisa Wolpe (Artistic Director of Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company), and Frank Honts (Dramaturg at the Utah Shakespeare Festival). This discussion will be moderated by Jack Greenman, (Head of Acting and Associate Professor of Voice & Speech at Southern Methodist University and Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework).
WORKING BREAKFAST FACILITATORS
Technical Theatre Artists with Becky Merold
Theatre artists with young children seeking work/life balance ideas with Jenny Hatch
Navigating "opportunities" for young women in Hollywood with Caylie Kalmbach
Directing with Ina Marlowe