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September 11th, 2013 | Blog, Events, The Taming | CF Monkey | No Comments

We’re SUPER excited to announce some special post show conversations throughout the run of THE TAMING. We’re bringing in some outside guests on select nights to help us dig deep into some of the juicier themes found in the play. So grab your ticket, doff your Commonwealth Club thinking cap, and come on out to chat with us…it’s cozy by the fire!

October 11th – “The Erotics of Power” with Jennifer Brody and playwright Lauren Gunderson

Jennifer BrodySQJennifer DeVere Brody is a Professor in Theater & Performance Studies and an Affiliate in the Center for Comparative Studies of Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE). She is also one of eight research fellows with the Clayman Institute fostering interdisciplinary collaboration to advance gender equality. Her work has appeared in Theatre Journal, Signs, Genders, Callaloo, Text and Performance Quarterly and in several edited volumes.  Her books, Impossible Purities (Duke University Press, 1998) and Punctuation: Art, Politics and Play (Duke University Press, 2008) both discuss relations among and between sexuality, gender, racialization, visual studies and performance.  She has served as the President of the Women and Theatre Program, on the board of Women and Performance and has worked with the Ford and Mellon Foundations.

October 16th – “Beauty & Power” with Mira Veda, Rachel Roberts, and playwright Lauren Gunderson

miraMira Veda, Editor-In-Chief and founder of Lipstick and Politics- (L&P), Artist, Activist, Blogger and Entrepreneur who also blogs for the Huffington Post. She is Head of Communications at Connected Patents, a company focused on strategic IP development. As an Artist/Songwriter, Mira has been on the  board of the Grammys and co-chair of membership committee. She serves on board of West Coast Songwriters. @miraveda


RachelRachel Roberts is a marketer, health and wellness writer and digital director in the beauty industry.  She has spent the last decade launching and managing luxury spas and skincare brands, giving her a unique perspective on the myths, misconceptions and marketing tactics within the beauty industry, and their impact on women’s lives.



October 24th – “A Romp with the Founding Fathers”  with Joel Richard Paul


Joel Richard Paul is the author of Unlikely Allies: How a Merchant, a Playwright, and a Spy Saved the American Revolution. Paul studied at Amherst College, the London School of Economics, Harvard Law School, and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He teaches international economic law, foreign relations, and constitutional law at the University of California Hastings Law School, where he is also the Associate Dean. He previously taught at the University of Connecticut, Yale University, Leiden University in the Netherlands, and the American University in Washington. He also practiced law with an international firm. Paul writes about international trade, globalization, regulatory competition, private international law, and the president’s foreign relations powers. He is currently writing a history of U.S. foreign relations and international law.

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