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    March 22, 2024
    5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
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Write Who You Know: A Conversation with Luke Yankee, Son of Actress Eileen Heckart
Friday 3/22/24, 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: Luke Yankee, writer (The Last Lifeboat, The Lavender Mafia and TRU Voices finalist The Jesus Hickey), director, producer, actor and teacher, former Producing Artistic Director of the Long Beach Civic Light Opera and the Struthers Library Theatre. And the son of theater and film legend Eileen Heckart (Oscar winner for Butterflies Are Free, nominee for The Bad Seed; Tony nominee for Butterflies Are Free, Invitation to a March and The Dark at the Top of the Stairs; and on te NY stage as recently as 2000 in The Waverly Gallery and recipient of a Tony lifetime achevement award that same year). What's it like being raised by a star, and living "just outside the spotlight"? How did it shape Luke's esthetic and style as a writer? His play Marilyn, Mom and Me is currently in development, and yes, it's about that Marilyn. What is the creative process like taking people you know and moments you've lived and dramatizing them effectively and objectively?