Food For Thought: Taming Of The Shrew

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Lean & Hungry Theatre presents another in our series of "Food for Thought" round-table discussions after the performance of Taming of the Shrew/La Fierecilla Domada, which will be broadcast on WAMU 88.5 and WRAU 88.3 in Ocean City at 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7.

Javier Rivera, the director of Taming of the Shrew/La Fierecilla Domada, will be in attendance to talk about the production, and Mark McDonald, WAMU Program Director, will moderate.

We're excited to have several noted panelists, including:

Blanquita Cullum
Cullum's program, Newsbeat, is syndicated nationally by the Radio America Network. Cullum has worked at "...KENS TV, KITE Radio, KTSA Radio, and KSJL as on-air talent, producer, investigative reporter and public affairs director." Cullum has made numerous appearances on CNN, FOX, MSNBC, the BBC, CBC, Good Morning America, The CBS Nightly News, CSPAN, Politically Incorrect and other programs. She is also the recipient of numerous awards, including the "Corporate Achievement Award" by Vista Magazine, "Distinguished Service Award" by Project Interchange, "Top 100 Talk Show Hosts" from Talkers Magazine. Ms. Cullum is also Chairwoman of the Talk Radio First Amendment Association and the first Hispanic woman and the first radio talk show host to serve on the United States Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG).

Dr. Rosalind Flynn
Rosalind Flynn is an educational drama consultant whose national touring workshops for teachers were developed in collaboration with The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In 1995 she completed her dissertation on the use of drama as a learning method and received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.

At The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, Rosalind is the head of the Master of Arts in Theatre Education (MATE) degree program. Her courses include "The Teaching of Theatre" and "Drama in Education."From 2002-2007, Rosalind was the Youth Education Consultant for the Washington Performing Arts Society. In that capacity, she observed, consulted with, and led professional development experiences for artists who perform and work in schools. She has designed and presented Artist Residency Institutes focusing on enhancing the development and delivery of arts residencies in classrooms locally and nationally.

Rosalind's articles on educational drama have been published in Dramatics, Youth Theatre Journal, Language Arts, English Journal, Teaching Artist Journal, and The Reading Teacher. She is also the author of two books on the educational uses of drama — A Dramatic Approach to Reading Comprehension (Heinemann, 2006; co-author Lenore Blank Kelner) and Dramatizing the Content With Curriculum-Based Readers Theatre, Grades 6-12 (The International Reading Association, 2007).

Since 1994, she has conducted workshops for students and teachers from 41 states and the District of Columbia.

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