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I Wish I Knew: Serving Community with JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell

This week in I Wish I Knew land, blogger Nemuna Ceesay dives into what it means to foster community with JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell. JaMeeka is the Founder and Artistic Director of Black Ops Theatre Company in Durham, North Carolina. She is dedicated to telling Black stories for the Black Community of Durham, while also being a freelance director and a mother. Find out how JaMeeka started her company, what she finds to be the hardest part of being a freelance director, why engaging with her community is so important, and so much more.
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I Wish I Knew: NY, LA or Chicago? Interview with York Walker and Caitlan Taylor

One of the biggest decisions an artist will have to make in their career is “Where should I move?” This week in I Wish I Knew, we interviewed York Walker and Caitlan Taylor about their experiences living in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. If you’ve been looking for some advice about these three cities (the most popular choices for aspiring artists) this is the post for you!
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I Wish I Knew: 7 things to know as a director! Interview with Jeffrey Lo

Jeffrey Lo is a Filipino-American playwright and director, and the casting director at the soon-to-be Tony Award winning TheatreWorks Silicone Valley! J Lo (as he’s lovingly known by his friends), gives an incredibly detailed, thoughtful, wise interview about how playwriting led him to directing, why we still have a long way to go to achieving equity and inclusion in the theater, the difference in directing new works vs. classical works, and much, much more. If you’re interested in directing, playwriting, acting, or anything else, this is the interview for you!
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I Wish I Knew: Thinking About Grad School? Interview With Shanelle Leonard

Deciding whether or not to get an MFA? “To grad school or not to grad school” is a question that plagues many young artists, and this week in I Wish I Knew, I talk to Shanelle Leonard, a graduate student at PlayMakers Repertory Company. Shanelle shares her struggles to commit to a life in the arts, her reason behind choosing her school, what is great and what is hard about making the choice to get an MFA, and much more! If you’ve been trying to decide whether grad school is right for you, this interview might give you some insight. Enjoy!

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