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Saturday, July 13 • 8:30am - 9:30am
Keynote Breakfast with Rachel Spencer Hewitt, founder of PAAL (Parent-Artist Advocacy League)

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RACHEL SPENCER HEWITT is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama MFA Acting program. Her work includes Broadway (King Charles III), Off-Broadway (The Seagull, A Civil War Christmas, Peter and the Startcatcher), numerous regional theatres around the country, and the Chautauqua Theatre Company Conservatory as a graduate student with Vivenne Benesch. She's the founder of Parent Artist Advocacy League for the Performing Arts (PAAL), which has been mentioned in multiple publications, including The New York TimesAmerican Theatre MagazineHowlRound Theatre Commons, and WAMU for NPR News in Washington D.C. She has participated in national think tanks, on panels, and facilitated workshops on parenting in the arts at multiple gatherings, including the national TCG conferences, Disney Theatrical's Women of Broadway panel on Parenthood, BroadwayCon, and StateraArts’ annual conference on gender equity in the arts.

Parent Artist Advocacy League for the Performing Arts (PAAL) is a national resource hub and advocacy organization for individuals and institutions to address the lack of support and silence surrounding caregiving in the performing arts. PAAL’s advocacy for creating supportive structures, work culture, and sustainable solutions for caregivers has been mentioned in numerous publications, including The New York TimesAmerican Theatre MagazineHowlRound Theatre Commons, and WAMU for NPR News in Washington D.C. 

https://paaltheatre.com/ 

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Rachel S. Hewitt

PAAL
Rachel Spencer Hewitt received her MFA in Acting from the Yale School of Drama and was the recipient of the Pierre-André Salim award. She earned her equity card performing at the Yale Repertory Theater, and her professional acting resume includes Broadway Debut in tony-nominated... Read More →



Saturday July 13, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
HQ Raleigh 310 S Harrington St, Raleigh, NC 27603, USA