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Town Hall Seattle and Free Play Society present

Idris Goodwin with Robert Schenkkan and Ana María Campoy

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Wednesday, May 1
7:30 pm PDT
$5 - $25 Sliding Scale
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The Wyncote NW Forum
1119 8th Ave (Entrance off Seneca St.)
Seattle, 98101 United States
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Note: Town Hall events are approximately 75 minutes long.

From left to right: Headshots of Idris Goodwin, Robert Schenkkan, and Ana María Campoy
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In these digital times, can a contemporary dramatist still “catch the conscience of the king?” Join Playwright and SCT Artistic Director Idris Goodwin as he moderates a conversation between Tony Award-winning dramatist Robert Schenkkan and director and translator Ana María Campoy about craft and the role of the dramatist in times of political tension.

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Author Idris Goodwin is an award-winning storyteller for multiple generations. An accomplished playwright, breakbeat poet, content creator, and arts champion, Goodwin is recognized as a culture bearer who celebrates community values and cultivates histories with care. Idris is the author of over sixty original plays, ranging from his hip-hop-inspired breakbeat series to historical dramas to works for young audiences. Driven by a passion for cultural impact and civic engagement, Idris currently serves as artistic director of Seattle Children’s Theatre. Your House Is Not Just a House is his debut picture book. The book centers a biracial child, engaged and enthralled by his own imagination, discovering the possibilities even within his own home.

Robert Schenkkan is a Pulitzer, Tony, WGA and Humanitas Award winning, three-time Emmy nominated writer for film, television, and stage.

Ana María Campoy is a Chicana theatre artist, educator, engagement consultant, and activist. Theatre work: The 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Village Theatre, ArtsImpact’s Voices from the Fields, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s FUERTE. Cherished roles include Catherine in a bilingual adaptation of David Auburn’s Proof, which she co-translated alongside director Arlene Martínez-Vásquez. She’s toured nationally in La Causa (Living Voices), developed and directed bilingual Shakespeare productions (SSC, New Mexico Shakespeare Festival), and is a Sound Theatre board member. Her most recent role was as the Mask Maker and Fight Announcer for Seattle Children’s Theatre’s Luchadora!. Outside the arts, she founded and organizes for WashMasks Mutual Aid, focusing on farmworker justice (@washmasks).

Presented by Town Hall Seattle and Free Play Society.

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