RUTHERFORD AND SON: Sunday Scholars Series

Sunday, December 15 at 4pm

We hope you will join us for this special panel discussion, moderated by dramaturgs Lucas Garcia and Maren Robinson and featuring these special guests:

Julie Proudfoot — Founder and Executive Artistic Director of Artemisia, A Chicago Theatre, a professional theatre dedicated to the production of classic and all-new feminist plays that center on women who have agency, independence, and are the focal point of their own narratives. Every theatre season, Artemisia searches for and develops a cutting-edge feminist play through a dedicated creative process that leads to a groundbreaking premiere production in Chicago. In addition to her work with Artemisia, Julie is a story analyst for HBO Films and has more than 20 years of experience as a professional actor, director and dramaturg developing and producing new work. At Artemisia, Julie has appeared as Viola in Chewing On Beckett and as Lauren in Visiting, and directed the American premiere of Belfast Girls by Jaki McCarrick and the Midwest premiere of Sweet Texas Reckoning by Traci Godfrey. Upcoming projects include directing Artemisia’s world premiere of Every Waiting Heart by Lauren Ferebee, running June 5 – 28 at The Den Theatre. Julie holds an MFA degree in directing theatre and a BA degree in theatre arts and currently teaches Screenwriting at Roosevelt University.

Hilary Strang — Director of the Master of Arts Program in the Humanities and senior lecturer in Humanities, English, and Gender Studies at the University of Chicago. Her teaching and research focus mainly on questions about collective life and living together under emergent and contemporary capitalist biopolitics, as well as what life might be beyond or other than those arrangements. Science fiction, the 19th century British novel, equality and literary realism, and Marxist theory are particular interests. Her current research is on utopia, intimacy and relationality in the feminist science fiction of the 1970s and 1980s.

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 before 4 pm and you can enter the theatre once the performance concludes. Questions? Call the Box Office at 773.281.8463 x6.