After the performance on Sunday, March 12, join us for this one-hour panel discussion featuring experts on the themes of the play. This panel will feature:
Ashley Truehart, panelist
Ashley Truehart (she/her) is a Ph.D. candidate in Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago. Her research attempts to define the modern-day, de facto version of the Hollywood Production code as it pertains to intersecting identities that fall under the umbrella of blackness in contemporary films and television. Her work also examines how black artists and media makers navigate within or sidestep this Hollywood system while working to address these same intersections, as black liberation ideologies morph and collide over time. More broadly, Ashley is also interested in Afrofuturism, Black feminist theory, television studies, as well as remakes and adaptations as cultural artefacts.
Mildred Marie Langford, panelist
Mildred Marie Langford (she/her) has been a TimeLine Company Member since 2012 and is currently performing as “Dottie” in BOULEVARD OF BOLD DREAMS. She is thrilled to be back on the TimeLine stage, where she was last seen in A RAISIN IN THE SUN (BTAA nomination), MY KIND OF TOWN, and IN DARFUR (Black Excellence Award nomination). Other notable credits include THE GREAT JHERI CURL DEBATE (East West Players, Los Angeles); INTIMATE APPAREL (Northlight; BTAA, Equity Jeff, and Black Excellence award nominations–Best Actress); GUNSHOT MEDLEY: PART 1 (CAB/Rogue Machine Theatre, Los Angeles; Ovation award nomination–Lead Actress); NATIVE SON (Antaeus Theatre Company/Kirk Douglas Theatre 2019 Block Party, Los Angeles); DOMESTICATED, ANIMAL FARM, VENUS, and THE CRUCIBLE (Steppenwolf); THE ROYALE (American Theater Company, BTAA winner–Best Featured Actress); LUCK OF THE IRISH (Next); A RAISIN IN THE SUN (Milwaukee Rep); and FAILURE: A LOVE STORY (Victory Gardens). Her television and film credits include GREY’S ANATOMY, BOSCH, DELILAH, CHICAGO MED, MASTERS OF SEX, MAGIC FUNHOUSE, and the indie film projects THE THREE PHASES OF ISA, UPLOAD, DIGNITY, YOUR BEAUTIFUL BABY, CONCRETE ROSE, and ANALYSIS PARALYSIS. Mildred is a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA.
Camille Pugliese, moderator
Camille Pugliese (she/her) is a Garden State grown dramaturg pursuing her BFA in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism at The Theatre School at DePaul University. Credits include TONI STONE (Goodman Theatre – Assistant Dramaturg). Theatre School credits include HENRY IV PART I and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Dramaturg). Currently, Camille is dramaturging unaccompanied by Helaina Coggs, a new play coming to The Theatre School this spring!
This Sunday Scholars discussion will last approximately one hour and is FREE and open to the public. If you would like to attend but are not attending the show that day, please arrive at 3:30pm and you can enter the theatre once the performance concludes. Questions? Call the Box Office at 773.281.8463 x6.