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Panel Discussion on “Top Girls and Busy Bodies: Spotlight on Women’s Issues”

Panel on Top Girls and Busy Bodies: Spotlight on WomenOn Thursday, March, 3/9, from 3:30-5:30pm, UT’s Commission for Women and the Department of Theatre in conjunction with the Clarence Brown Theatre’s spring productions of Susanna Centlivre’s The Busy Body and Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls will present a panel discussion on “Top Girls and Busy Bodies: Spotlight on Women’s Issues.”  The event will feature a brief staged reading from the Clarence Brown Theatre productions of The Busy Body and Top Girls, followed by a panel discussion with artists and scholars whose work centers on women’s issues. The panel will include:

  • Lynn Sacco, Associate Professor, Department of History
  • Wendy A. Bach, Associate Professor, College of Law
  • Marie Kohler, Playwright and Co-Founder of Renaissance Theaterworks
  • John Sipes, Professor, Department of Theatre and Director of The Busy Body
  • Misty G. Anderson, Professor, Department of English and Dramaturg for The Busy Body
  • Casey Sams, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre and Director of Top Girls
  • Kerri Ann Considine, Graduate Fellow, UT Humanities Center and Dramaturg for Top Girls

Hear from the directors and dramaturgs of the shows, a working playwright, and UT faculty as they consider women’s roles in relation to family and community in these plays and discuss their contemporary ramifications.

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