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 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
Mira 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
Rachel 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.