Explore ideas of how our work and identity become intertwined.

What makes up your identity? Do our current circumstances challenge how you see yourself?

About the speaker

Mara Richards Bim is a playwright, director, and theater artist. She is the founder of Cry Havoc Theater Company, recipient of the 2018 National Community Impact Award from Theatre for Young Audiences/USA. Mara’s Dallas directing/devising credits include Cry Havoc’s Endlings (upcoming July 2020); Crossing the Line (July 2019, co-directed with Tim Johnson); Babel (July 2018); A History of Everything (January 2018), The Great American Sideshow (August 2017); Shots Fired (January 2017 and July 2017, co-directed with Ruben Carrazana); Shut Up and Listen! (January 2016) and The (out)Siders Project (August 2015).

Mara is a recipient of 2018 and 2019 Special Projects Grants from the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs for public art installations to accompany Cry Havoc Theater Company productions. In 2019, Cry Havoc was named “Best Thing to Happen to Local Theater” by D Magazine and the company’s production of Crossing the Line received three D-FW Theater Critics Forum Awards including Best New Play or Musical, Best Performance by an Ensemble, and Best Directors (Mara Richards Bim and Tim Johnson). In 2018, Cry Havoc received three Forum Awards including Best New Play or Musical (Babel), and a special citation to Mara for “conducting thorough research and creating compelling verbatim drama.”

Prior to founding Cry Havoc, Mara held positions at Dallas Theater Center (Dallas), New Victory Theater (New York), The Joyce Theater (New York), and MCC Theater (New York). Mara has a BFA in Drama and an MA in Performance Studies from New York University, and an MSEd in Educational Theatre from The City College of New York.

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