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Shontelle Thrash, The Move-Ment

Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 3:00 PM | Open to the public | Members' Room | $25 per person | advance registration required

International Women’s Day is March 8. The Move-Ment looks at four historical movements—Slavery, the Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights, and Black Lives Matter—and examines how women were an integral part of each. The one-woman presentation combines lecture and performance to show how people are “moved” to take action and bring about change.

Writer, performer, and educator Shontelle Thrash has performed nationally and internationally. From Shanghai, China to New York City, her body of work spans over 25 years. Shontelle is also an accomplished film, television, voiceover and industrial/commercial artist. Film/television credits include: Satisfaction, Complications, Death Sentence, One Tree Hill, and Robert Townsend's Playhouse 22, for which she served as actor, director and producer. Her voiceover credits include: Bellsouth, American Cancer Society, Publix, and King and King Attorneys, among many others. Some of her favorite theatre productions include: Gees Bend, The Chairs, Hush (Composing Blind Tom Wiggins), A Raisin in the Sun, The Laramie Project, A Woman Called Truth, Ain't Misbehavin', Measure for Measure, and From the Mississippi Delta. Shontelle is also the producer/creator of the Artists Showcase of Atlanta, where she successfully produces showcases and workshops that enhance the development of artists creatively and professionally. She has directed plays and other works across the US as well as in Atlanta. Shontelle received her MFA in Acting from Louisiana State University and is currently the Director of Theatre and Professor of Theatre and Communication at Clayton State University.

To register, contact the Events Office at events@nysoclib.org or 212.288.6900 x230. Library members may click below to register online.