Join us on select Saturdays for an in-depth panel discussion in the second-floor lobby on the themes and topics of each show. This event is free to attend, reserve tickets ahead of time with the Box Office.
HEROINES IN OUR MIDST
Long before the Women’s March, women have been speaking up, stepping out (running for office) and bravely giving us all permission to stand for something. How can The Revolutionists inspire better listening, observation, and value of contemporary female leaders? Taking a cue from the play, join our panel of local revolutionists for a discussion of their present-day efforts as organizers, educators, journalists and artists.
Maura Callahan is the Deputy Editor and Arts Editor at the Baltimore Beat, the city's new alternative weekly newspaper. Available online and in print every Wednesday, the Beat debuted on November 15 and offers an independent voice and forum for debating the issues affecting Baltimore—from government and police to art and activism, and everything in between. Previously she served as the Performing Arts Editor at the Baltimore City Paper, where she co-authored with Rebekah Kirkman the essay "Abuse and Accountability in the Arts Scene: A Reckoning," a story that was published in August 2017 and went on to receive national attention. She is a Baltimore native and studied painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Brittany T. Oliver is a race and gender justice activist with several years of experience in non-profit advocacy, management, communications and organizing. She's the former co-director, (now advisory board member of) Hollaback! Baltimore. In July 2017, she became the founding director of Not Without Black Women (NWBW), a movement of everyday black women who aim to radically uplift black women's voices through self-expression, dialogue and sisterhood. Named as Bitch Media's "20 Black Women You Should Be Following Right Now," she's been a featured speaker for the ACLU, Amnesty International, Women of the World Festival, Global Women’s Institute, Center for Applied Feminism and more.
Daniele Anastasion is a documentary and commercial director. She directed I am Yup'ik for ESPN's 30 for 30 Shorts, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Her first feature, The Redemption of General Butt Naked, received the Sundance award for Best Cinematography and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. Called "an extraordinarily complex odyssey" by the LA Times, the film follows a former Liberian warlord who seeks forgiveness from his victims. Daniele recently directed Run Mama Run, about an elite runner trying to make the U.S. Olympic team while pregnant. It premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Sports Documentary Series.