English Department

Dinner and Discussion with Playwright Mak Shealy

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Dinner and Discussion with Playwrite Mak Shealy

Dinner & Discussion: Mak Shealy

Thursday, February 24, 2022, 5:00 – 6:30pm, Sorum House Common Room

Mak Shealy (she/they) is a writer, performer, and published poet based in NYC and LA.

Mak is a Samuel French OOB Top-30 finalist, an Orchard Project Finalist, RAVE Theatre festival festival finalist, and 2021 OnWomen’s Festival MainStage Selection at Irondale. Mak has been commissioned by Kervigo Ensemble Theater, 7x7 at The Tank and The Balcony Arts; they’ve created original immersive plays for The Cell Theater and Wonder Media Network and just finished developing a full-length queer love epic with Original Idiots as part of The Generator.

Select performance: Off-Broadway: The Cooping Theory 1969 (Poseidon Theatre Company), Professor Brenner (HERE Arts Center), The Jersey Devil Doesn’t Exist

(The Shrill Collective); TV: LOVE LIFE (HBO).

Mak’s poetry has been featured in print with
Allegory Ridge, they’ve performed spoken word with Women Who Roar, Bowery Poetry and Make:Shift, and been featured online with Muse Pie Press as well as Someday Production’s poetry journal: Pillow Talking.

IG: @makattackssnacks www.makwashere.org NYU Tisch BFA Ring of Keys Member; Dramatist Guild Member

Mak will be discussing their playwriting, poetry, and performance and her works which celebrate the queer experience, highlighting nuanced and complex relationships, and engaging with the intersections between gender, sexuality, religion, and more.

Generously Sponsored by the Departments of Theatre & Dance and English, Sorum House, and the Minerva Council

Questions? Contact Prof. Dan Venning, venningd@union.edu