Live Chat with Jacqueline E. Lawton (XIX)
Jacqueline E. Lawton is a playwright, dramaturg, producer, and advocate for access, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the American Theatre. She received her MFA in Playwriting from the University of Texas at Austin (Hook ’em Horns!), where she was a James A. Michener Fellow. She participated in the Kennedy Center’s Playwrights’ Intensive (2002) and World Interplay (2003). Her plays include: Among These Wild Things, Anna K; Blackbirds; Blood-bound and Tongue-tied; Deep Belly Beautiful; The Devil’s Sweet Water; Edges of Time, The Hampton Years; The Inferior Sex, Intelligence; Love Brothers Serenade; Mad Breed; and Noms de Guerre.
Following a two-day workshopping process of Jacqueline’s new play XIX about the role of Black women in the women’s suffrage movement, the Women’s Theatre Festival is presenting a virtual reading of excerpts of the play followed by a panel discussion on protecting the vote facilitated by dramaturg Jules Odendahl-James. The reading/discussion will take place on July 11 at 7:30PM. For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1723106231176426/.
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