How School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play Actor Mirirai Sithole Is Empowering Artists to Defy Expectations

The Compass Podcast   How School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play Actor Mirirai Sithole Is Empowering Artists to Defy Expectations
 
Her new initiative AYE DEFY asks what it means to be an Artist-as-Citizen.
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Mirirai Sithole Marc J. Franklin

Mirirai Sithole, who can currently be seen in MCC Theatre’s acclaimed Off-Broadway world premiere of School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play, joins host Leah Walsh for Episode 98 of the artists podcast The Compass.

Walsh created the podcast that is dedicated to the stories of working actors, writers, directors, designers, dancers, musicians, composers, and playwrights who are navigating the waters between art and commerce.

The Compass has just begun a new initiative that explores the ways in which artists are being called to activism, and how they are taking action to affect change in the social and political spheres.

Each week, Playbill highlights Walsh’s latest episode with industry professionals who share their own stories about making art, making a living, maintaining inspiration—and using their art as activism.

Read: SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY EXTENDS OFF-BROADWAY

Sithole sits down with Walsh to share her new creative endeavor ayedefy.com, an online space that aims to empower and inspire others, while also advocating for equity, inclusion, and empowerment within artist communities of all kinds.

The Compass can be downloaded for free on iTunes.

Check out these past episodes from The Compass Podcast archives:
Episode 89: Stephen Sanders - Creative Producer/Chef
Episode 43: Kambi Gathesha - Actor/Dancer
Episode 30: Samantha Thornhill - Poet/Performer/Writer

Take a look at Sithole in School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play, which recently extended through December 23.

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