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Tuesday, November 9 • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Lost Jobs, Found Voices: A Documentary Theatre Exploration of Professional Loss

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What does a digital record of the professional loss we experienced in 2020 look like? We propose a project using creative storytelling to document stories of professional loss experienced. Cultural workers experienced displacement—whether through layoffs, untenable working conditions, or family caregiving. We propose a project that we will debut during MCN 2021— a documentary audio play based on interviews conducted with museum workers who experienced pandemic-related career transitions.

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Rachel Ropeik (she/her)

Museum Educator/Museum Adventurer, independent
Rachel Ropeik is a museum educator and museum adventurer who brings thoughtful, playful, and progressive approaches to engaging people with art.

Alli Hartley-Kong

Playwright, Independent
Alli Hartley-Kong is a playwright, poet and museum educator. Her arts journalism work has appeared in Hyperallergic and Smithsonian, and her short plays have been produced nationally and internationally. This project is part of her overall explorations of the connections between theatrical... Read More →
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Mimosa Shah

Graduate Student, MS in LIS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Information Sciences
Mimosa Shah is a graduate student currently working towards her master's degree in library and information sciences through the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's distance learning program LEEP. A former public library worker and perennial museum nerd, she enjoys connecting... Read More →

Tuesday November 9, 2021 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
Channel 4
  Big Ideas