PRISM Speaker Series

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PRISM is the Department of Theatre Arts inaugural annual guest speaker series. We hope PRISM will be a vital connection between Loyola Marymount University and the professional theatre arts community. For Spring 2021, PRISM will thematically center Black theatre artists whose work and lived experiences foreground issues of racial and social justice. In light of COVID-19 restrictions, all lectures/workshops will be delivered live on Zoom.

Spring 2021 PRISM Speakers

A portrait of Ngozi Anyanwu.
Ngozi Anyanwu
Anyanwu is an actor, producer, director and playwright with an impressive list of credits including Limitless, The Affair, Law & Order: SVU, and most recently, HBO’s The Deuce. Her play Good Grief won the Inaugural CTG/Humanitas Award.

Thursday, Jan. 28
4pm-5pm PST
via Zoom
A portrait of Scot Reese.
Scot Reese
Reese is an Emmy-award winning actor and educator whose credits include stage productions from Los Angeles to New York and a wide variety of television programs.

Monday, Feb. 22
6:30pm-8:30pm PST
via Zoom
A picture of Bruce Lemon Jr.
Bruce Lemon Jr.
Lemon is a storyteller born and raised in Watts, CA. As a child, his father made him write stories and read them aloud in the hallway as punishment for lies and mischief. He’s still in trouble.

Thursday, Mar. 25
5:00pm-6:00pm PST
via Zoom
A picture of Chantal Maurice.
Chantal Maurice
Maurice is an award-winning actress and filmmaker. She has booked roles on over 15 Television shows including Queen Sugar, P-Valley, Blue Bloods, Quantico, The Blacklist, Mr. Robot and more.

Monday, Apr. 19
12pm PST
via Zoom