Anne Walaszek | Breakout Session
Anne joins Emily Ritger for a session called "Artistic Midwifery - Reimagining the Creative Process"
About this session: The Midwife Network was formed to explore the ways we can nurture the artist and cultivate new work. The Network is a circle of peer support, advocacy, and accountability. Each individual in the network commits to serving as both a midwife and an artist for a nine month term. The goal in these relationships is to create space for seeds of artistic projects to grow, change, and deepen. This process is guided by a philosophy of generosity, curiosity, and making the artist the authority in the room. We are nourished through service, find art in everyday life, and inspired by witnessing one another’s work. Join us for a conversation about community, art, and service.
Anne Walaszek currently serves as the Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer at the Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago. In Chicago, Anne has worked with Writers Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Lookingglass Theatre Company as an arts administrator. She has written, directed and produced plays in Chicago (The Building Stage, Chicago Fringe Festival, Artemisia Theatre, City Lit Theatre.) Regionally, she has worked as both an actor (Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Great River Shakespeare Festival, Theatreworks) and costumer (Utah Festival of Opera and Musical Theatre, The Muny). Anne helps to develop and support artists and their new work through an artistic mentorship project called The Midwives, of which she is a founding member. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in 2012 with a B.A. in Theatre Arts, magna cum laude.