Producing Community Dialogues for the United States / Los Angeles Premiere of “Cooking Oil” the Play
The play Cooking Oil will hold its United States premiere in Los Angeles in June. Cooking Oil, was written by BBC award-winning Ugandan playwright Deborah Asiimwe, and is an international collaboration between artists in East Africa and the US. The play has already premiered in Uganda and Rwanda and explores issues around women’s education, foreign aid to developing nations, and the role of artists as social change agents. Rosalind is developing conversations around these issues within the Los Angeles community. Dialogues will take place both during the artists’ May residency and during the performances. Members of Los Angeles’ nonprofits, universities, community groups, and government institutions are being invited to participate in the dialogues.
Rosalind is also working with the play’s producers to develop partnerships with Los Angeles nonprofits and government organizations to fund bringing the East African cast to the U.S. for a residency and the performances. If you are interested in supporting “Cooking Oil,” please get in touch!
Learn more about this project HERE.
Developing Educational Programs for NewFilmmakers Los Angeles
Rosalind is working with NewFilmmakers Los Angeles to develop a series of educational filmmaking and mentoring programs for emerging filmmakers, students, and underserved youth. Stay tuned for more details!
Coordinating Programming for LitFest Pasadena 2.0
The young and growing LitFest Pasadena is coming up on Saturday, May 11 2013. Pasadena’s first community-wide book festival, the day will feature authors, exhibitors, and literary performances for all ages and interests. Rosalind is coordinating programming for LitFest Pasadena and working with the organizing committee in their efforts.
Launching Issue Two of the Literature for Life Literary Journal
Literature for Life is the nonprofit online literary journal that features the work of LA’s great writers. Cutting edge middle and high school curriculum is written for the stories, and Literature for Life partners with LA schools to encourage teachers to incorporate the stories into their curriculum. As the Managing Editor of Literature for Life, Rosalind is working with an all volunteer team to launch the next issue of the literary journal, complete with curriculum, by early summer 2013.