Recent Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok and Tony-nominated Come From Away creators Irene Sankoff and David Hein will participate in a free panel discussion on heritage and diversity in theatre in celebration of Immigrant Heritage Week.
The panel, titled Staging Our Stories, will take place April 20 at 1 PM in the Dramatists Guild of America’s Mary Rodgers Room.
The panel will be moderated by Tony-winning producer Michael Alden and will also feature playwright Penny Pun and actor and writer Jean Lodescar, known as Papa Jean.
Staging Our Stories is co-presented by the Immigrant Arts Coalition, Dramatists Guild of America, and National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.
“We are proud to be a part of Immigrant Heritage Week 2018 and we thank the Mayor’s Office on Immigrant Affairs for including us,” says Immigrant Arts Coalition Chair and NYTF CEO Christopher Massimine. “Storytelling has always been central in ensuring cultural legacy and continuity. The performing arts provides an important platform for authors to share their diversity, heritage and identity. The impact of using live performance as the vehicle for the platform allows for an immediate and direct cross-cultural dialogue that informs a greater understanding of how Immigrant Arts have influenced, enhanced, and continue to expand the richly varied composition of United States.”
To inquire about admission to Staging Our Stories call (212) 213-2120, ext. 206.