Seizing Power & Creating Change
Saturday September 8th, 10:00am
Storytellers are the most powerful and influential individuals in a society because the narratives they weave shape our understanding of ourselves and each other. Yet today storytellers across mediums are feeling powerless in the face of our changing political landscape. How do we learn to frame ourselves and our work as agents for change? Mina Morita explores her personal journey in realizing her power as a storyteller and shares how she boldly works to make the invisible, visible.
About Mina morita
Mina Morita (director) is the Artistic Director of Crowded Fire Theater, a critically acclaimed, intrepid, female-led company dedicated to developing a fierce contemporary theater canon that reflects the plurality of our world. Previously, she served as the Artistic Associate at Berkeley Repertory Theatre—and a founding member of its Ground Floor program; as Board President of Shotgun Players; as a 2014 Lincoln Center Director’s Lab participant; as one of the founding members of Bay Area Children's Theatre; as Community Arts Panelist with the Zellerbach Family Foundation; and Guest Artist at UC Berkeley and Stanford University. She is a recipient of Theatre Bay Area’s 2014 award for Best Director of a Musical: Tier II and TBA's 2016, 40@40 award for her impact on Bay Area Theater. In 2015, Mina was honored to share her story on TEDx, and in 2016, she was chosen as one of the YBCA100, for "asking questions and making provocations that will shape the future of culture."