Global Gab / Open Play
December 20, 2022
Global Gab and Open Play collab for the month of December! Global Gab is a monthly cross-cultural conversation focusing on the needs of immigrant artists. Open Play is a series that gives artists of any discipline a chance to share 5 minutes of work.
This partnership is the perfect opportunity for immigrant artists to network with non-immigrant artists, and vice versa! The space belongs to everyone.
Bring any 5 minute live work - play, dance, poetry, comedy, mime... Enter your name on the Wheel of Names for a chance to showcase your work! Should you need readers for your piece, feel free to invite your friends or the very enthusiastic audience members would be more than willing to volunteer their talents!
There will be a gathering in the theater after, be sure to stick around to mingle with other Rattlestick creatives.
This session will be hosted by Jody Doo and Robbie Pollock. You're in for an unforgettable night of global play this jolly holiday season!
Robert Pollock is PEN America’s Prison Writing Program Manager. For over a decade, he has worked with the justice system and its intersection with the arts. He is an ongoing participant in Rehabilitation Through the Arts, Musicambia, Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison, and Carnegie Hall’s Musical Connections Advisory Committee. He has collaborated with the Fortune Society, Osborne Association, and several NYC grassroots organizations. He has participated in workshops and panels at Columbia, Harvard, NYU, Yale, and other universities to advocate for the power of the arts in prison education and restorative justice practices. As a visual artist, he illustrated the picture book for children of incarcerated parents, Sing Sing Midnight, which is used in therapeutic settings around the country. As a singer-songwriter, his compositions have been heard at the Obama White House, the RFK Human Rights Foundation, Create Justice forums, the Vera Institute of Justice Gala, the New York Ethical Society, and Carnegie Hall. Robert is a Fall 2019 New York Community Trust Leadership Fellow.
Jody Doo is an actor and host, born and raised in sunny Singapore. She is passionate about using her work to uplift minority voices. As an actor, Jody pioneered the role of Sunny Lee in the U.S premiere of White Pearl (Studio Theatre), and has been seen in international commercials. As a host, Jody has a decade of experience - Universal Studios Singapore, rock climbing competitions, national cultural events, to name a few. She is now the host and producer of Global Gab - a monthly virtual panel discussing immigrant topics - where she seeks to dig deep with fellow immigrant artists. She also holds a B.A in Communications from University at Buffalo. Find out more about her work on www.jodydoo.com