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October 15th 2020: An Insider Look at the Message of “ BARS” by Pravin Wilkins at Four Walls Theater

Four Walls Theater is a grassroots socially responsible theater that produces new plays with diverse artists from around the country. Their upcoming show is the world premiere of “BARS,” a drama by Pravin Wilkins. On Psych Up Live, we are privileged to have an insider look with producer, directors, playwright and cast. We start with Elana Gartner, Founder and Producer and Gina Marie Dropp, the Artistic Director of Four Walls, who discuss the relevance and mission of this virtual theater during COVID and the reason for their choice of “ Bars.” Playwright Pravin Wilkins joins us to discuss his

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Elana Gartner

Elana Gartner has walked two different roads that led her to Four Walls Theater: theatre and social services. In theatre, she is an internationally produced and recognized playwright. She has written Jagged Journey, Runtime Error, Before Lesbians, Daughter, Pilar’s Brother, and Because of Beth, among others. Elana founded the EMG Playwriting Workshop and the International Centre for Women Playwrights 50/50 Applause Awards and has served on the ICWP board for five years. Elana is a member of the Dramatists Guild, writes freelance articles for HowlRound and is currently an MFA candidate at Spalding University. In social services, Elana has worked with people with disabilities, low-income adult
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Gina Marie Dropp

Gina Marie Dropp is a Chicago based Theater Artist, focused on Playwriting, Directing, and Theater Development. Her BA in Performance Arts is from Young Harris College (2015) where she focused on acting, directing, and projects as The Valentines Cabaret, which she curated and directed to raise funds for theatre students to study abroad and compete as a director at the KCACTF conference. Gina relocated to Chicago to study with The Second City, The Annoyance, and comedy theaters in areas of Improvisation, Sketch Writing, Solo Performance, and Stage management in shows as Under-aged Thinking (The Second City), Gravedigger: The Musical (Lincoln Loft), and The Solo Showcase(The Annoyance). Work w
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Pravin Wilkins

Pravin Wilkins is a playwright, poet, and fiction writer from San Diego, California whose works typically deal with race, class struggle and the many intersections between. He began writing plays during his time as an undergraduate student of literature and political science at the University of California, San Diego. There, he received the Eric Bowling Award from the UCSD Department of Theatre & Dance for his one-act play, #takebackgraffitihall. His experience inspired him to pursue a graduate degree in dramatic writing at Carnegie Mellon University. At CMU, he wrote his first full-length play, ‘Moreno’ (which was recognized as a 2020 O’Neill National Playwrights’ Conference Finalist) and ‘
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Heather Harvey

Heather Harvey (she/hers) is a Brooklyn-based writer/director/producer who specializes in nontraditional storytelling for stage, audio, and screen. She is one of the co-founders of Black Revolutionary Theatre Workshop, where she collaborates and raises hell with some of NYC's most powerful Black artists. And when she's not staying TF inside, she's walking the cutest dog this side of the Hudson River.
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Janan Ashton

Janan Ashton is a 30 year old actress/spoken word artist from Philadelphia,PA. Ms. Ashton began performing and studying acting at the tender age of 4, beginning At The Freedom Theatre. Over the past 26 years, she's been in numerous plays, including the critically acclaimed Marcus, or the Secret of Sweet by Tarrell Alvin McCraney and Ntozake Shange's "For Colored Girls..." as Lady in Red. Ms. Ashton has had a great number of on-screen opportunities as well, being featured in many commercials and even an episode of Forensic Files. Ms. Ashton states that she feels like her best self when she's performing, however, her best role to date is being “Mommy” to her lovely 6 year old twins, Autumn and
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2506/psych-up-live 28/11/2021 02:00 28/11/2021 03:00 Psych Up Live https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2506/psych-up-live Four Walls Theater is a grassroots socially responsible theater that produces new plays with diverse artists from around the country. Their upcoming show is the world premiere of “BARS,” a drama by Pravin Wilkins. On Psych Up Live, we are privileged to have an insider look with producer, directors, playwright and cast. We start with Elana Gartner, Founder and Producer and Gina Marie Dropp, the Artistic Director of Four Walls, who discuss the relevance and mission of this virtual theater during COVID and the reason for their choice of “ Bars.” Playwright Pravin Wilkins joins us to discuss his award-winning play in the light of oppressive social issues like the power of prosecutors to shape how laws are applied, to whom, and to what ends. Director Heather Harvey joins us to consider this play with respect to civic engagement at this time, and antiracism in our political engagement. Actress Janan Ashton considers her role as a female activist in personal and broader terms. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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