Art & Activism with Pearl Cleage
Welcome to Season 2 of the Alliance Theatre Podcast: An exploration of theater and the people who make it happen.
Join artist & activist Maya Lawrence leading a conversation with Mellon Playwright in Residence, Pearl Cleage, as they explore the role of art & activism in our world, and how to have the courage to invite in truth and speak it.
Pearl Cleage is currently the Mellon Playwright in Residence at the Alliance Theatre. Her world premieres at the Alliance include Angry, Raucous, and Shamelessly Gorgeous, Pointing at the Moon, What I Learned in Paris, The Nacirema Society Requests the Honor of Your Presence at a Celebration of Their First One Hundred Years, Tell Me My Dream, Blues for an Alabama Sky and Flyin' West. She also serves as playwright for the Palefsky Collision Project, an Alliance program for Atlanta area high school students. She and her husband, writer Zaron W. Burnett, Jr., recently collaborated with artist Radcliffe Bailey on In My Granny's Garden, a children's book, for The Mayor's Reading Club 2019.
Maya Lawrence is a NYC born- Atlanta based multidisciplinary artist, specializing in theater, performance, and poetry. As an actor, teaching artist, and facilitator with an audience range from newborns to as long as one can be alive, she uses her superpowers of creativity, curiosity, and compassion to facilitate theatre-based experiences rooted in Anti-Bias work for youth, families, corporations, and organizations in pursuit of becoming the most authentic and empathetic versions of themselves. She is a proud Spelman College alumna, the Inaugural Spelman Leadership Fellow, and now Artist-in-residence/ Allyship Program Director at the Alliance Theatre. Maya is on a mission to liberate the world through art using radical Love to light the path.
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