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Offscript: Stage Migrations

Blanka Zizka, Carmen Rivera, Ed Sylvanus Iskandar, Maria Manuela Goyanes, and Ngozi Anyanwu discuss the immigrant and first-generation American experience in theatre.

Offscript is a podcast occasionally produced by the editors of American Theatre.

Last week American Theatre hosted a live event at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in New York City. In the panel, AT senior editor Diep Tran spoke to immigrant and first-generation American theatre artists. In a wide-ranging conversation, these artists spoke about their personal multi-hyphenate identities and making art in the midst of current anti-immigrant sentiments and policies.

Panelists included Blanka Zizka, artistic director, Wilma Theatre; Carmen Rivera, playwright (La Gringa); Ed Sylvanus Iskandar, director (Sojourners, Her Portmanteau); Maria Manuela Goyanes, incoming artistic director of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company; Ngozi Anyanwu, playwright (The Homecoming Queen).

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