Since 2011 Smyra Yawn has worked as a stage manager, production manager, business manager and teacher in Chicago. She enjoys also coffee and gardening.
This week Smyra talks with the Liz Seidt, Caitlin Aase and Teagan Walsh-Davis, the three founding members of The Jades. The new storefront theatre company is dedicated to “lifting diverse, underrepresented voices and providing a platform for female-identified artists to thrive.” We discuss the company’s commitment to diverse casting, their personal struggles with internalized sexism and their premiere show, AN ALMANAC FOR FARMERS AND LOVERS IN MEXICO by Kate Tarker.
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Discussed in this episode:
- The Jades’ website, Facebook page and Twitter
- The Kilroys, an organization which publishes yearly a list of exceptional plays by women and trans* playwrights.
- The Alliance of Latinx Theatre Artists Chicago
- Part of the Problem: Porchlight’s Casting of ‘In The Heights’
- The Hypocrites
- Kate Tarker
- Liz’s website
- Caitlin’s website
The Jades upcoming show, AN ALMANAC FOR FARMERS AND LOVERS IN MEXICO runs Thurs-Fri at The Frontier. There will be no show on Friday November 4th. Industry night will be Monday November 7th. JADE SMASH, The Jades’ staged reading series running Thursdays during the run of AN ALMANAC FOR FARMERS AND LOVERS IN MEXICO.
If you have any questions, comments or rants please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us @spielchicago. See you at the theatre!