Taylor Schilling scheduled for ‘Madness of Hercules’ on February 18

Taylor Schilling scheduled for ‘The Madness of Hercules’ on February 18

From Penn State Wilkes-Barre

Hercules is coming to Pennsylvania in a rendition of a Theater of War production that gained attention during its run in New York City in 2016. Now, you can join Penn State Wilkes-Barre in viewing a staged reading of “Madness of Hercules,” designed to guide the community in understanding and responding to acts of gun violence. This virtual event is open to the public and free to view with registration.

Translated and directed by Bryan Doerries, “Madness of Hercules” tells the story of the famed Greek demigod as he returns home to the city of Thebes, only to find that his home is being occupied by a local tyrant. With his invincible bow, Hercules takes on the task of freeing his family. However, in the heat of battle, Hercules loses sight of the true enemy, taking the lives of everyone in sight, including those of his wife and children. After realizing what he has done, Hercules finds support from his friend and fellow war veteran, Theseus, who encourages Hercules to share the weight of what he has done with the community.

Telling the tale of Hercules will be David Denman (The Office), Frankie Faison (The Wire), Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black), Jumaane Williams (New York City Public Advocate) and Nyasha Hatendi (The Front Runner and Casual).

“Madness of Hercules” will be held virtually from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 18. To learn more about Theater of War Productions, visit https://theaterofwar.com/about.

 

Taylor Schilling participates in ‘The People’s Inauguration’ from Jan 21 – 31st

Taylor Schilling participates in ‘The People’s Inauguration’ from Jan 21 – 31st

From THR

Activist, speaker and author Valarie Kaur, together with partners Amplifier, the Revolutionary Love Project, Dream Corps and Sounds True, announced details today for the initiative meant to promote healing, justice and collective action around the presidential inauguration. It is scheduled for Jan. 21-31 and will be comprised of virtual and live events.

“The People’s Inauguration” will feature artists, musicians, faith leaders, and movement leaders. Programming consists of teach-ins, performances and discussions around core themes of wonder, grief, fight, rage, listen, reimagine, breathe, push, transition and joy. The participant lineup includes such names as Alysia Reiner, Aloe Blacc, America Ferrera, Cristela Alonzo, Debra Messing, Emily Tosta, Florence Pugh, Gina Belafonte, Grace Pekrul, Jamie Margolin, Maggie Wheeler, Tina Knowles-Lawson, Peppermint, Rachel Bloom, Rain Phoenix, Rashad Robinson, Rosario Dawson, Russell Craig, Taylor Schilling, Tracee Ellis Ross, Ai-jen Poo, Baratunde Thurston, Caitlin Breedlove, Deepa Iyer, Isa Noyola, Lisa Sharon Harper, Rabbi Sharon Borus, Resistance Revival Chorus, Sherrilyn Ifill, Simran Jeet Singh, Susan Raffo and Van Jones.

“It will be a celebration of what’s possible for this country,” Kaur says. “In the wake of violence, insurrection, and white supremacist terror, we are bringing people together around healing, justice, and community. We invite people to share their vision for a multi-racial America where we are all safe and free.”

More information can be found here.

Taylor Schilling joins Seattle Rep’s new online series ‘Plays in Process’

Taylor Schilling joins Seattle Rep’s new online series ‘Plays in Process’

 

From Broadway World

Plays in Process events will range in focus, but always showcase a diverse range of extraordinary artists in the exploration of key elements in a play’s production work.

Seattle Rep has announced its new virtual series, Plays in Process, a unique program that gives audiences rare exposure to the raw, behind-the-scenes creative process of plays on the horizon at Seattle Rep. Hosted by Artistic Director Braden Abraham, Plays in Process will feature top playwrights, directors, actors, and musicians including Uma Thurman (Kill Bill), Cheryl L. West (Shout Sister Shout!), David Strathairn (Good Night and Good Luck), Taylor Schilling (“Orange is the New Black”), E. Faye Butler (Pullman Porter Blues), Erica Schmidt (MAC BETH), and more in monthly installments that will get underway in January 2021.

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Taylor Schilling part of this year’s ‘Eugene O’Neill Award’ honoring Kate Mulgrew

From Irish American Writers and Artists twitter 

 

Taylor Schilling praises Marlee Grace’s book ‘Getting To Center’

Taylor Schilling praises Marlee Grace’s book ‘Getting To Center’

 

Marlee Grace 

“My copy of this book is dog-eared, tea stained, and annotated beyond recognition. Getting to Center is like a long late night conversation with your best friend that reminds you of your own radiant messy perfection. This book will open you to knowing and loving yourself in ways that previously felt impossible. I’m jealous you get to take this ride with Marlee Grace for the first time.” Taylor Schilling, actor