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    April 12, 2024
    5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
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Feminists in Action: Meet the Magnolia Theatre Company!
Friday 4/12/24, at 5pm ET

Community Gathering on Zoom - register with the bright red reservation box to receive the Zoom link. These gatherings are a service for the theater community and are offered free for TRU members; we ask that non-members help keep us running by making a donation or joining as a member.

In the room: Gina Handy Minyard, founding artistic director and Rachel Robinson, board member of the Magnolia Theatre Company, founded in 2012 in Pennsylvania as a response to the lack of female leadership in theater. From the start the company has been dedicated to fostering a world where gender equity thrives in the theater, and uplifting those who have been historically marginalized and oppressed by the limitations of the gender binary. What prompted the company's move to Dayton Ohio in 2014? In what ways have they served their mission of supporting and uplifting the voices of female-identifying artists? Do they consider themselves "political" and is there a line that separates art and politics? How did they adapt to the limitations of shutdown, and are audiences in Dayton coming back to live performance now? And does Magnolia offer opportunities to artists outside of their area? 


    (she/hers) Founding Artistic Director of Magnolia Theatre Company, is a theatre artist, with passion around performing, directing, and teaching. Favorite credits include: The Glass Menagerie (Amanda), Sunset Blvd (Norma Desmond), The Full Monty (Georgie), and the world premiere of 26 Pebbles. Gina has taught for Dayton Public Schools, Sinclair Community College, Dayton Live, Town Hall Theatre, Columbus Children's Theatre and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.  As a director, Gina has worked with Wright State University, Short North Stage, Miami University, Festival 56, Vandalia Youth Theatre, and Town Hall Theatre.  Gina holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Mars Hill University, with additional training in theatrical intimacy and Michael Chekhov technique.  Gina is a member of Actor's Equity Association.