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Film Screenings (2) and Panel Discussion
written by MichaelDobbs, 4/15/21 1:53am
edited by Natasha, 4/20/21 1:06pm

Brad Bailey (MC '96) and Magda Romanska, will screen and discuss their respective films: Hale and The Life and Times of Stephen Hawking. Sponsored by Yale GALA, Yale Disability, and Yale in Hollywood RSVP for links to view films and join discussion.

Registration Required - you will receive links to screen the films and to join us for the panel discussion.

Magda Romanska

Magda Romanska is a writer, and theatre and media scholar. A graduate of Stanford and Cornell's doctoral program, she was a founding editor of Palimpsest: Yale Literary and Arts Magazine. Her op-eds and articles appeared in Reed Magazine, The LA Review of Books, The Boston Globe, The Conversation, Salon, PBS, and The Cosmopolitan Review. She is a recipient of Apothetae and Lark Theatre Playwriting Fellowship from Time Foundation, and winner of the Elliot Hayes Elliott Hayes Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dramaturgy, Aquila Polonica Prize from Polish Studies Association, and Gerald Kahan Scholar's Prize from American Society for Theatre Research. She has taught performance and transmedia at Harvard University, Yale School of Drama, Cornell University, and Emerson College. She is the author or editor of five critically-acclaimed theatre books, and she has also worked on over 30 theatre and opera.

A short zoom film excerpt of Magda Romanska’s play-opera The Life and Times of Stephen Hawking. Based on Goethe's text of Doctor Faustus - a meditation on life death, body, time, space, disability, and pandemic. Stephen Hawking makes a bargain with the devil: in exchange for learning the mysteries of the universe, he'll give up the use of his body. The project was developed at the Lark Theatre and Roundabout Theatres. The film was director by Yale School of Drama Alumn, Jackson Gay and features the chorus of other YSD alumni: Walter Byongsok Chon, Bridget Flanery, Gia Forakis, Amy Hopzapfel, Sarah Krasnow, Erika Rundle, and Wendy Weckwerth.

Brad Bailey (Morse College '96)

Originally from Moultrie, Georgia, Brad Bailey received his B.A. from Yale University in Political Science, a Master’s in Public Affairs from Princeton University (2000), in addition to graduate degrees in Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley, and Oral History at Columbia. This film is his directorial debut and the documentary thesis from UC Berkeley, advised by Robert Calo and Orlando Bagwell.

Hale (2019)

“Hale” is a documentary short film about Hale Zukas, who helped make Berkeley the birthplace of the disability rights movement. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a child, Zukas went on to study Russian and math at UC Berkeley in the 1970s and helped found Berkeley’s groundbreaking Center for Independent Living, which has become a nationwide model. Originally produced as Bailey's thesis project at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, the film later won a Student Academy Award and was subsequently nominated for an Oscar.

Nicole Smart

Nicole Smart is the Principal Consultant of Smart EDI Solutions, LLC, and has over fifteen years’ experience in leading, managing and supporting strategic, operational, and diversity & inclusion objectives for national organizations in a variety of industries inclusive of sports and professional live theater. Smart specializes in diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic planning & execution, change management, employee engagement, leadership development, and organizational management & development. She is an adjunct at NYU School of Professional Studies – Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport and a public speaker who has given talks on a variety of platforms on diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging, workplace culture, and unconscious bias. Smart has a master’s degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and a B.S. in Leadership and Management Studies from NYU. 


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