Becoming a Parent and Remaining an Artist
Thursday, January 26
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Primary Stages Studio A
All ESPAfest events are FREE and open to the public.
This roundtable discussion focuses on one of the hardest questions that an artist has to face - how do I navigate this career while also creating a family? Our panelists from the Primary Stages community have careers as actors, writers, directors, coaches, and administrators; they have kids OF all ages and had kids AT all ages; they are men, women, gay, straight, adoptive parents, biological parents, single parents. Whether you have children, are trying to figure out how to start a family while maintaining your artistic career, or questioning if a family is the right choice for you, this roundtable will provide an opportunity for open and honest discussion about a scary and sometimes taboo topic.
This roundtable will be facilitated by Primary Stages Artistic Director Andrew Leynse, with panelists including ESPA faculty members Jane Guyer Fujita, Kait Kerrigan, Deb Laufer, Susie Pourfar, and Jen Wineman.
Want to learn more about our ESPAfest events?
Go to www.primarystages.org/espa/our-community/espafest to find out about our free Master Classes, Workshops, Mixer, and Performances. All ESPAfest events are FREE and open to the public.
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Primary Stages ESPA
Primary Stages Marvin and Anne Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA) is a multidisciplinary school with departments in writing, acting, and directing. Now in its ninth year, ESPA has refined actors who have been seen on and off-Broadway, developed writers whose work has won awards and received workshops and productions, and served as a professional and artistic home for emerging talent. ESPA is defined by its strong commitment to collaboration through programs such as Detention, a monthly series that partners ESPA writers, actors, directors, and a faculty advisor in the creation of highly original performances. Having provided a home to over 2,500 students, ESPA has become a leader in performing arts education through its excellence in training, collaboration and networking opportunities, and strong professional community. ESPA is open to all artists, in all stages of their careers.