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Odd Mondays “Talking About Theatre with Lily Janiak & Joel Mullennix”
November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Theatre lovers everywhere! Come by Folio Books, 3957 24th St., Monday, November 5 at 7pm for a special treat. Maxine Einhorn will be speaking with critic Lily Janiak and director/actor Joel Mullennix about their individual perspectives on theatre at Odd Mondays’ “Talking About Theatre.” Janiak is the theatre critic for the San Francisco Chronicle. Mullennix is a director and performer at the Word for Word Performing Arts Company in San Francisco. How does a professional reviewer/critic watch and evaluate a production? How and why does the director choose to work with a particular play? How does the performer get into character? Bring questions and hear about upcoming Bay Area productions. Free admission. Free refreshments.
ABOUT THE PANELISTS:
Lily Janiak joined the San Francisco Chronicle as theater critic in May 2016. Previously, her writing appeared in Theatre Bay Area, American Theatre, SF Weekly, the Village Voice, and HowlRound. She holds a B.A. in theater studies from Yale and an M.A. in drama from San Francisco State University.
Joel Mullennix is a performer and director with numerous performance credits, especially with Word for Word Performing Arts Company, both at the Magic Theater and Z Space in San Francisco. He won the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for directing Olive Kitteridge and has directed numerous Word for Word productions, such as Stories by Alice Munro, Which is More Than I Can Say About Some People, and most recently Deep Kiss by Tobias Wolff at Word for Word’s 25-Year Anniversary Performance at Z Space.
Maxine Einhorn is a Londoner, an educator, having lectured and managed a department in colleges in inner London for over 25 years before coming to San Francisco and joining the Education Department at KQED Public Media. She has a B.A. in History from the University of Sussex and an M.A. in Film and TV from the University of London and has taught film studies, communications, and media literacy. She has researched and written education guides for independent film productions in London and San Francisco and, now retired, is a senior programmer with the Mostly British Film Festival.