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Thursday, February 28 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Parent and Working Artist: Support for the Necessities of Childcare

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There are practical solutions that theatres and universities can implement to actively support parents. Join this round-table discussion covering childcare needs of working theatre artists, managing long work hours, travel, breastfeeding accommodations, and tenure track demands.

Presenters
avatar for Maegan Azar

Maegan Azar

Vice President of Administration, Southeastern Theatre Conference
Maegan McNerney Azar is the Associate Professor of Acting & Directing and Chair of Theatre Arts at Furman University in Greenville, SC (www.furman.edu/theatrearts). She serves as Vice President of Administration for the Southeastern Theatre Conference Executive Committee, and is on... Read More →
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Molly Claassen

Assistant Professor, Columbus State University
Molly Claassen is currently the Assistant Professor of Directing at Columbus State University. She earned her MFA in directing from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and her BA in theatre, math minor, and teaching certification for theatre from Baldwin-Wallace University. She... Read More →
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Johannah Maynard Edwards

Executive Director, Women's Theatre Festival of North Carolina
Johannah Maynard Edwards is the Executive Director of the Women’s Theatre Festival based in Raleigh, NC. Johannah began making theatre when she was 15 and co-founded her first company, p.i.e., when she was 19. She has directed, devised, and produced countless theatrical productions... Read More →
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Rowen Haigh

Director of Regional Engagement, Women's Theatre Festival
Rowen Haigh is a freelance director, deviser, and teaching artist. Rowen creates multidisciplinary work for the stage that is grounded in collective creation, heightened physicality, and deep curiosity about the sensory power of live performance. An active advocate for diversity and... Read More →
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Brian Smallwood

Assistant Professor/ Technical Director, U of Nevada, Las Vegas
Brian Smallwood has been teaching at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for over four years now. His research focuses on increasing productivity through employee wellness, and he has presented on the topic for the American Public Works Association and Washington College. Prior to... Read More →


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