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Love, AI & Pride: Celebrating Pride Month with the New Release of Impossible Theories of Us!

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June is Pride Month and we’re celebrating!



In case you missed the live reading of Impossible Theories of Us by John Mabey, you can watch it now!


Two people unite against a crisis and divide on how to break through, revealing that sometimes fantasy is the perfect reality for impossible futures. 


Gina, a transgender woman, and Keith, a cisgender man, navigate the joys and complexities of life over the course of their relationship. As emerging technologies offer a chance to connect with those who’ve passed away, both must decide what being alive actually means. 


Impossible Theories Of Us is a play full of complicated hope, unfolding spirituality, and the dynamic ways one couple navigates mortality. Exploring both the possibilities and responsibilities of artificial intelligence, it challenges our expectations of what truly makes us human.



Lily Forrester is back!




We’re excited to release Life & Anth, Episode 5 Your Scars and You” with Zoomcatchers host, Lily Forrester! 


Last episode, Less is More, Lily discusses changes in women’s fashion over time as well as the changes in the conversation that surrounds it. The episode breaks down various socio-political narratives that are applied to women’s dress and examines the impact it has or doesn't have on the empowerment of women, so be sure to give that a listen.


This episode, Lily looks not at clothing, but at the body itself and the story it inadvertently and inevitably tells. 


Scars tell a story of survival and strength. Listen to Maya’s powerful narrative on her spinal fusion surgery and Lily’s insightful take on visible scars.


Check out previous episodes: Watch or listen 


What’s Coming!


Stay tuned for more episodes of Conversations on Aging! Coming next is Director’s Cut with Byron C. Saunders, The Poet’s Journey with Zoomcatchers’ founder and FSWW Executive Artistic Director, Garland Thompson Jr and an interview with award winning writer and poet, Jimmy Santiago Baca.


Byron’s highlights and many credits currently include working as an independent Arts Management Consultant helping artists and arts organizations with grants administration and fund development.


Byron has recently directed Elders Igniting: Many More Stories To Tell, a Zoomcatchers production, featuring 3 one act plays by some of Atlanta’s renowned senior playwrights.

 

Byron has served on many arts panels including: The National Endowment for the Arts; The New York Foundation for the Arts, The Department of Cultural Affairs/NYC, The Georgia Council for the Arts and The City of Atlanta Department of Cultural Affairs.


In New York City, he was the Executive Director of the Frank Silvera Writers' Workshop (1988-90) and the Workshop, on his watch, won an Obie Award for Playwriting Development. 


Jimmy Santiago Baca is an award-winning American poet and writer of Chicano descent.


While serving a five-year sentence in a maximum security prison, he learned to read and began to turn his life around, eventually emerging as a prolific artist of the spoken and written word.

He is a winner of the prestigious International Award for his memoir, “A Place to Stand,” the story of which is now also a documentary by the same title.




Garland Thompson Jr is an actor, poet, playwright, filmmaker, director, producer and Executive Artistic Director of The Frank Silvera Writers' Workshop (FSWW). His extensive career includes work with The Public Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Los Angeles Theater Center, and Steve Jobs Theater, among many others. By promoting creativity and inclusivity, Garland continues to help shape the future of theater and playwriting through the FSWW, impacting both the local community and the broader artistic landscape.




The Frank Silvera Writers' Workshop Foundation, Inc. is an arts organization celebrating 50 years of dedication to developing and supporting both new and experienced playwrights who tell stories of the African diaspora in the Americas, as well as those from other traditionally marginalized communities. It was founded in 1973 by Garland Lee Thompson, Sr, Morgan Freeman, Billie Allen Henderson and Clayton Riley with an enduring mission to continue providing an artistic, developmental home for playwrights and artists who are shaping the theater of the 21st century and beyond.


Click to watch or listen to previous Conversations on Aging..


Watch previous FSWW play readings here.


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The Zoomcatchers Team 


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