THURS. JUNE 2 | Post Show Discussion featuring Deborah Tannen (Professor of Linguistics at Georgetow
Following the 8:00PM performance, join us for a post-show discussion and talkback featuring Deborah Tannen (Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University) and Caleen Jennings (Professor of Theatre at American University).
Deborah Tannen is university professor and professor of linguistics at Georgetown University. Among her 23 books, the best known is You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation, which was on The New York Times best seller list for nearly four years, including eight months as No. 1, and has been translated into 31 languages. Her two most recent books, You Were Always Mom’s Favorite!, about sisters, and You're Wearing THAT?, about mothers and grown daughters, were also New York Times best sellers. Dr. Tannen has appeared on The Colbert Report, 20/20, Oprah, Hardball, Nightline, Good Morning America, and the Today Show, and many shows on CNN and NPR. She has been featured in and written for most major newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, USA Today, People, The Washington Post, and The Harvard Business Review.
Caleen Sinnette Jennings is Professor of Theatre at American University in Washington, D.C; since joining the faculty in 1989, she has directed for the main stage season and taught thirteen different courses in the theatre and general education programs. In 2003 she received American University’s Scholar-Teacher of the Year Award. She is a faculty member of the Folger Shakespeare Library's Teaching Shakespeare Institute. Dramatic Publishing Company has published her plays: "Elsewhere in Elsinore: The Unseen Women of Hamlet", "Inns & Outs"," Playing Juliet/Casting Othello", "Free Like Br’er Rabbit", "Sunday Dinner", "Chem Mystery", "A Lunch Line", and "Same But Different". "Uncovered" is published in the Lane/Shengold Anthology, "Shorter, Faster, Funnier" and her play, "Classy Ass" is published in five anthologies. She received a $10,000 grant from Kennedy Center's Fund for New American Plays and the Heideman Award from the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville. She is a two-time Helen Hayes Award nominee, and founding member of The Welders, a D.C. based playwrights' collaborative.