Margo Hall, an award-winning actor, director, playwright and educator will be interviewed by Sandra Varner about her career and her vision for the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre as its first female Artistic Director.
• MARGO HALL award-winning actor, director, playwright, and educator has worked as a leading performer and director in the Bay Area for over 30 years. In 2018 she was awarded Jerry Friedman Lifetime Achievement Award by the San Francisco Theatre Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle. She was recently appointed the new Artistic Director of the Lorraine Hansberry Theater of San Francisco. The first female Artistic Director of the theatre named for the trailblazing Black female writer of A Raisin in The Sun.
Film credits include BLINDSPOTTING with Daveed Diggs, the Netflix film All Day and A Night, and Pixar's upcoming movie Soul as the voice of Aunt Melba. Recent acting credits include A Raisin in the Sun, A Winters Tale, American Night: the Ballad of Juan Jose and SPUNK at California Shakespeare Theater. Once in a Lifetime and Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet at the American Conservatory Theater. Fences and Seven Guitars for Marin Theater Company. Alice Childresses’ Trouble in Mind, at Aurora Theater. Marcus Gardley’s A World in a Woman’s Hands, for Shotgun Players.
• SANDRA VARNER established Varner PR Agency in 1991, to develop and implement community, media and public relations objectives for businesses and organizations. She is on the advisory Council of the BlackFemaleProject which aims to positively impact the wellness and professional experience of Black women, and affirm women who thrive at work and prepare younger women for the realities of the workplace.
This event sponsored by the Fromm Institute Student Association’s Diversity Taskforce and coordinated by Maxine Einhorn.