Please join us for a post-show discussion on June 1 exploring the need for a wider societal definition of beauty. The event is complimentary for all ticketholders and the discussion will begin immediately following the performance. Buy tickets to this performance.
Our Panelists include:
Jill Rafson (Moderator) is the Literary Manager of Roundabout Theatre Company, where she also serves as Associate Producer for Roundabout Underground. Jill has worked with The Broadway League, New York City Center, and ART/NY, in addition to lecturing for the Commercial Theatre Institute. Dramaturgical work includes National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, CollaborationTown, and The Flea’s 50-playwright radical retelling of the Bible, The Mysteries. Nominator for Off-Broadway’s Lucille Lortel Awards. Served as Script Consultant for “The Importance of Being Earnest HD” (screened worldwide), member of NYFA’s Emerging Arts Leaders Boot Camp, and graduate of Johns Hopkins University.
Carolyn Spector (Panelist) is the Executive Director of myFace, an organization formerly known as the National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction. She was appointed one year ago today and is excited about enhancing myFace’s organizational vision, developing innovative programs and securing the resources to ensure the achievement of myFace’s short and long-term objectives. Prior to joining myFace, Carolyn served as the Executive Director of Mission: Restore, a Foundation that provides life-saving and life-changing reconstructive surgery both globally and locally to children and adults in need. Prior to moving to New York City, Carolyn held the position of Assistant District Attorney in the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She was also a Visiting Professor at Northeastern University’s Graduate School of Criminal Justice. Robin Stern (Panelist) a licensed psychoanalyst, educator, and author, with over twenty five years of experience treating individuals, couples, and groups. Stern holds a doctorate in Applied Psychology from New York Univeristy and a post doctoral certificate in psychoanalytic group psychotherapy from the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health. She is on the faculty of Teacher’s College, Columbia University, as well as the Training institute for Mental Health in New York, and is a consultant at Yale University’s Health, Emotion, and Behavior Lab. Additionally, Stern is one of the lead facilitators and a senior supervisor for the Inner Resilience Program, created post September 11, to help educators build resilience and coping skills. Stern is a founding member of the Woodhull Institute and has created and facilitated workshops for women in personal and professional development for 15 years. She has been a guest on many local and national radio shows and has traveled widely to lecture at the Jr. League, The American Psychological Association, The National Association for Domestic Violence Prevention, Renfrew Center for Eating Disorders, Dove Campaign for Real Beauty, Yale University, Columbia University, among others. She lives in Riverdale with her husband and two children.
Dina Zuckerberg (Panelist) joined myFace as Director of Family Programs after working in Finance for several years. Dina brings her own life experience of growing up with a facial difference to the support programs she implements for the patients and their families and to the people she hopes to educate in schools and the broader community. She also currently serves on the Next Generation Committee of Facing History and Ourselves, the Mental Health & Wellbeing Task Force at UJA Federation and is a Board Member at Parsons Dance. Dina lives in New York City. She loves to travel, read novels and take advantage of all the culture that the city has to offer.
Since 1993, Roundabout’s innovative Theatre Plus programs have enhanced the theatergoing experience for thousands of audience members through pre- and post-show discussions with industry experts, actors, and members of the creative team. Buy tickets to the June 1 performance.
Violet plays at the American Airlines Theatre through August 10. For more information and tickets, please visit our website.
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