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Live Chat with the League of Women Voters’ Dianna Wynn and Burning Coal Theatre’s Artistic Director Jerome Davis

Dianna Wynn joined the League in 2014 and has served on the LWV-Wake Board since 2015. In addition to serving as LWV-Wake’s president, she co-chairs the Communications Committee, co-chairs the Redistricting Committee, co-chairs the 100th Anniversary Committee, co-facilitated the development of LWV-Wake’s strategic plan, and is a member of several other LWV-Wake committees. Dianna is a communication consultant, textbook author, and a former college professor. For over 30 years Dianna provided communication skills training and assisted in developing strategic messaging strategies for corporate clients and nonprofit organizations. In addition, she has provided advocacy training to litigators, Department of Justice employees, college students, and citizen activists. She has an MS in Communication and Public Address from the University of North Texas and a BA in Speech Communication with a minor in Political Science from California State University Fullerton. Dianna previously served on the Board and as President of the ACLU of North Carolina. She also previously served on the Board of Artspace in Raleigh.

Jerome Davis is Burning Coal Theatre Company’s founding artistic director. He has worked at Trinity Repertory Company (Providence), People’s Light & Theatre Company (PA), New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, Phoenix Theatre (SUNY/Purhchase), Wellfleet Harbor Actors’ Theatre (Cape Cod), Columbia University, and Soho Rep, New Dramatists, Avalon Rep and MINT Theatre (NYC). Originally from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, he studied in New York with Uta Hagen, Nikos Psacharapolous and Julie Bovasso. For Burning Coal, he has directed Rat in the Skull, Pentecost, The Steward of Christendom, Winding the Ball, Night and Day, The Weir and Company. He recently directed Of Mice & Men at the Temple Theatre, See How They Run at Sandhill Rep and Twelfth Night for Apex High School. He co-wrote The Man Who Tried to Save the World with Floraine Kay, presented during Burning Coal Theatre’s 2003/2004 season. Davis is also the recipient of the Raleigh Medal of the Arts.

Burning Coal Theatre is pleased to present The 19th Amendment Project, a collection of short plays written by some of the most accomplished women and/or non-binary playwrights working today, writing on the passage of the 19th Amendment 100 years ago and its ongoing impact. Each of the 14 plays will be released virtually, one at a time, between August Aug 17 – 30.

Hear what Davis and Wynn have to say about The 19th Amendment Project, a series of productions coming later this month. For more information about this project, visit: https://burningcoal.org/.

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