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Saturday, July 13 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Intersectional Casting & Directing

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A panel discussion regarding how to maximize representation in casting across spectrums of gender, ability, and ethnicity, and how these choices affect the stories we tell. How can we rethink classical texts, or even contemporary texts, to ensure visibility in ways that are both inclusive and respectful? How can directors challenge their own implicit biases, and how can we engage playwrights to continue to write ever more inclusively?

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Holly L. Derr

Assistant Professor, Head of Graduate Directing, University of Memphis
Holly L. Derr is a director, writer, and professor of theater, and the Head of Graduate Directing at the University of Memphis. Her most recent production, Red Bike, by Caridad Svich, ran at the Know Theatre of Cincinnati.She directs new plays and gender-flipped classics, such as... Read More →
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Alika Vail

Head of Diversity, Women's Theatre Festival
Alika Vail considers herself to be a Creative. Some of her talents include dancing, writing, directing,acting and producing. She has always found a way to combine her career as an educator with her love for the arts by once working as a Dance Coach to a high school dance team and... Read More →

Saturday July 13, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
HQ Raleigh 310 S Harrington St, Raleigh, NC 27603, USA