WORKING UP A SWEAT: DISCOVER BALTIMORE'S BEFORE AND AFTER
While Sweat takes place in Reading, PA—the reverberations of de-industrialization are felt worldwide. Explore key themes from Sweat, through an essential conversation in partnership with the University of Maryland, School of Social Work.
- What is the relationship of work to community and pride to personhood?
- What happens when the world changes and families find themselves navigating new realities? What is the difference between surviving and thriving?
- Where do we see this in Baltimore? What has the evolution of this city been?
Discover the Baltimore in a play that feels ripped from the headlines of today, while examining the city’s foundations of the past.
Open to all patrons attending the November 4, matinee performance. There will be a short 15 minute break for light nosh and bar purchase prior to discussion beginning after the show.
Adam Schneider serves as a clinical instructor—facilitating courses on community organizing, social policy, legislative advocacy, and social action. He has worked as an outreach worker, case manager, policy advocate, and community organizer with people who are living in poverty and without housing. In addition to his work at the UMSSW, Adam is a member and supporter of several grassroots initiatives undertaken by people who are deprived of housing that seek to overturn the dominant paradigm and create more just society. Mr. Schneider received his Master of Arts from Johns Hopkins University and his Master of Social Work from University of Maryland School of Social Work.
Seanté Hatcher is a multifaceted clinical professional and currently the Assistant Dean of the Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work. She has immeasurable experience in group work, conducting clinical assessments and providing therapy for individuals and families. Ms. Hatcher's expertise include depression and anxiety management, historical trauma relief/release, establishing positive coping skills and guidance through life challenges. She has been trained in mediation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) through the Beck Institute and in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). Ms. Hatcher received her MSW from the University of South Carolina’s College of Social Work and her undergraduate degree from the esteemed Wilberforce University, the oldest private Historically Black College/University (HBCU) in the Country. Ms. Hatcher has been a licensed practitioner in Maryland since 2006 and a Board approved supervisor.
Dr. Michael Reisch is the Daniel Thursz Distinguished Professor of Social Justice at the University of Maryland and one of the leading social work scholars and educators in the U.S. A former Woodrow Wilson Fellow and Fulbright Senior Scholar, Professor Reisch is the author or editor of nearly 30 books and monographs, over 100 articles and book chapters, and over 400 papers presented at conferences of both national and international attendance. Professor Reisch has also played a leadership role in advocacy, professional, and social change organizations that focused on issues of poverty and inequality, particularly as they affect low-income children and families, welfare recipients, immigrants and refugees, and unemployed or homeless persons. Dr. Reisch teaches courses in the MSW program on social policy, macro practice, social justice, and social work values and ethics, and courses on social theory in the PhD program.
Alejandro Ruiz plays Oscar in Everyman's production of Sweat. Other credits include: Cherry Lane Theatre: The Drill, The Actors Gang (with Tim Robbins): A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest; Longacre Lea: Bones in Whispers, How We Died of Disease Related Illnesses; Cornell University: The Hard Man, Casa Cushman, Those Learned Ladies, Big Love, Romeo & Juliet. TV/Film: Detained in the Desert (Chuy) (Josefina Lopez), Setup, Punch (with Elijah Wood) (Delirio Films). Voiceover: United States Library of Congress, Potomac Talking Book Services, Graphic Audio, National Geographic, U.S. Department of Health, U.S. Center for Disease Control, Various video games & animated programs. Education: BA, Theatre Arts, Cornell University.