J. Ariadne Calvano is the director and Dr. Janna Segal the dramaturg for the upcoming production of Anna Deavere Smith’s Fires in the Mirror at the University of Louisville. They were in the studio to talk about it this week. Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM, or stream on Artxfm.com each Thursday at 10:00am to hear Keith Waits talk with artists about their work.
The University of Louisville’s Theatre Arts Department Presents Fires in the Mirror by Anna Deavere Smith
Thursday, November 7-17 at 7:30pm at the Thrust Theatre, 2314 South Floyd Street
J. Ariadne Calvano is an Assistant Professor of Acting and Movement at the University of Louisville, and as a freelance movement director and performer. She earned her PhD and MA in Theatre from the University of Colorado Boulder; and additionally, holds a BA in Fine & Performing Arts from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and a BA in History from the University of Maryland. Earlier this year she directed Theatre ’s production of Women Laughing Alone with Salad by Shelia Callaghan.
Dr. Janna Segal teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Louisville in: theatre history, literature, and theory; Shakespeare and Shakespearean adaptation; American feminist theatre; and dramaturgy. Dr. Segal is also a freelance dramaturg whose past production work includes Shakespeare, Shakespearean adaptation, contemporary theatre, and new plays in development. She is the Resident Dramaturg of the Comparative Drama Conference, for which she dramaturgs two to three new plays a year, and a dramaturg for ATHE’s annual New Play Development Workshop. At UofL, she has dramaturged Baltimore,Eurydice, and The Master and Margarita, and The Taming of the Shrew. She has also worked locally as a guest dramaturg for Commonwealth Theatre Center. Dr. Segal is a member of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA), and she serves on the Board of the Comparative Drama Conference.