Talk Backs

 
 Talk back with  Judy Jenkins and Ann Kelsey at Under St. Marks. 

Talk back with  Judy Jenkins and Ann Kelsey at Under St. Marks. 

 
 Mari Steed, head of Justice For Magdalenes

Mari Steed, head of Justice For Magdalenes

 
 IVP's Founder Ashley Adelman with astronomer Emily Rice

IVP's Founder Ashley Adelman with astronomer Emily Rice

 

In Their Footsteps has included talk backs with several women who served in Vietnam. Ann Kelsey and Judy Jenkins Gaudino, whose lives in Vietnam are portrayed in the play, as well as VWMF member Edie Meeks and Army Nurse Susan O'Neil.

 
 
 

Mari Steed, daughter of a Magdalene laundry survivor and head of Justice for the Magdalenes joined us for a talk back after the first run of Eclipsed in 2012. She discussed the challenges her mother and other women faced in the laundries and shared how audience members could help the surviving women and their families seek reparations from the Irish government.

 

 

 
 

After select performances of Insignificantwe were thrilled to have several experts in astronomy share their insights with audience members. Our guests were Emily L. Rice from the Museum of Natural History and College of Staten Island; Marc Taylor, Manager of Planetarium and Science Programs at the Hudson River Museum Planetarium; Dr. Gerceida Jones from New York University; and Jillian Bellovary from the Museum of Natural History. We had inspiring conversations about how to support female and other marginalized voices in the sciences.