McKenzie is thrilled to play Judith Noone in Artemisia's American premiere of Belfast Girls, by Jaki McCarrick. McKenzie loves the contemporary relevance of Jaki's remarkable play. "I feel honored to help tell these women's powerful stories, to embody their fortitude and their unapologetic audacity. I feel inspired by the relentless hope that drove them forward in search of new agency, new happiness, and new life,"
Rachel Carson - Marine biologist, conservationist & native of Springdale Borough. Her book "Siilent Spring," published in 1962, documents the harmful effects of pesticides, especially on birds, and is credited with helping to launch the environmental movement. Her childhood home is now known as the Rachel Carson Homestead and is on the National Register of Historic Places. On Earth Day 2006, Allegheny County renamed the 9th Street Bridge in honor of her life & accomplishments.
Margaret Mead -the most famous anthropologist in the world. She had an exceptionally close relationship with Ruth Benedict, one of her instructors. In her memoir about her parents, With a Daughter's Eye, Mary Catherine Bateson implies that the relationship between Benedict and Mead was partly sexual.
Judith Butler (born February 24, 1956) is an American philosopher and gender theorist, whose work has had a significant influence on the fields of feminist, queer, and literary theory, philosophy, political philosophy, and ethics.
Jamal Howard is directing 'Mr. Pink" by Rick Kinnebrew "I am thrilled to back and participating in Artemisia's Fall Festival 2016! Feminist art and theatre is extremely important to produce and support. I'm proud to join Artemisia in their quest for new plays that challenge the ways we see women in today's society."