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Virtual Open Write: Kirsten Greenidge + Amy Zhang

By Company One Theatre (other events)

Saturday, April 16 2022 11:00 AM 1:00 PM EST
 
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Join us Saturday, April 16 from 11am-1pm ET for a free online experience led by C1's Mellon Foundation Resident Playwright Kirsten Greenidge with special guest host Amy Zhang, a multi-disciplinary art maker, writer, and producer from Hong Kong, Beijing, and New York City. She has contributed work to The New York Times and The Atlantic, worked as an associate in arts education & community engagement at Ping Chong + Company, and as a segment producer at Netflix's "Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj."

Carve out some dedicated space to write while sharing in virtual community with other writers and partaking in exercises in writing toward community.

RSVP required; this is a Pay-What-You-Want experience with $0 minimum. All proceeds support C1's mission to build community at the intersection of art and social change.

>> About Amy Zhang
Amy Zhang is a multi-disciplinary art maker, writer, and producer from Hong Kong, Beijing, and New York City. Her non-fiction and fiction can be found in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Atlas Obscura, and Jellyfish Review, and her documentary theater show "Ascend!" premiered at The Tank in 2021. Previously, she was a segment producer at Netflix's "Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj" and worked in community engagement at Ping Chong + Company, an experimental documentary theater company in NYC. Currently, she is a Masters student at Emerson College's engagement lab, studying innovative ways to create impact around media and entertainment. She's happiest by the water.

>> About Kirsten Greenidge, C1 Resident Playwright
Kirsten Greenidge’s work presents African American experiences on stage by examining the nexus of race, class, and gender. Kirsten (she/her/hers) is currently a Mellon Fellow/Howlround Artist in Residence at Company One Theatre in Boston Massachusetts, where she helps run Company One’s PlayLab Circuit program. She is the author of Baltimore, a commission from the Big Ten Consortium at the University of Iowa, which toured to the National Black Theatre Conference; Bud Not Buddy, an adaptation of the children’s novel by Christopher Paul Curtis, with music by Terence Blanchard, which will be produced this winter at Metro Stage Company in St. Louis; The Luck of the Irish (Huntington Theatre Company; LTC3); and Milk Like Sugar (La Jolla Playhouse; Women’s Theatre Project; Playwright’s Horizons), which was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award and received an Independent Reviewers of New England Award, and San Diego Critics Award, and an OBIE Award. She is a 2016 winner of the Roe Green Award for new plays from Cleveland Playhouse for Little Row Boat; Or, Conjecture, a play about Sally Hemings, James Hemings, and Thomas Jefferson, commissioned by Yale Rep. Her play As Far As A Century’s Reach toured to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August, after being part of the Royal Exchange’s B!RTH Project. She is a proud author of Audacity, part of Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s EVERY 28 HOUR PLAYS, and she’s enjoyed development experiences at Family Residency at the Space at Ryder Farm, the Huntington’s Summer Play Festival, Cleveland Playhouse (as the 2016 Roe Green New Play Award recipient), The Goodman, Denver Center Theatre’s New Play Summit, Sundance, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Sundance at Ucross, and the O’Neill. Kirsten is currently working on commissions from Company One, La Jolla Playhouse, OSF’s American Revolutions Project, The Goodman, and Playwrights Horizons. She is an alum of New Dramatists, and has proudly graced the Kilroys list of New Plays by women and women identified playwrights several years running. Her play Familiar, a winner of the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival New Play Award, was presented by Harvard’s A.R.T. Institute this winter. She is an alum of Wesleyan University, and the Playwrights Workshop at the University of Iowa. She oversees the Playwriting Program at the School of Theatre at Boston University.

>> About C1's Open Circuit Programs
C1's Open Circuit Programs are free, alternating monthly Saturday morning meetings open to all theatremakers dedicated to new work. Virtual Open-Write months feature guest writers who lead attendees through exercises and writing time. Field Work months feature a professional development topic relevant to building a career as a civic-minded theatre artist, with guest artists providing a teach-in on that theme, and time for attendees work on their own materials.

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