JULIETTE CARRILLO ON JOANNE AKALAITIS

We’ve heard of Darwin and Alexander Fleming. But have you heard of Sarah Blaffer Hrdy? Blaffer Hrdy is an anthropologist – who among other things ­– proved that like men, females are competitive, independent, and sexually assertive beings. *Gasp*

Oh yeah, and they don’t just mate to reproduce – they can actually enjoy sex.

Blaffer Hrdy’s work was pretty outrageous for the time, and made her work not just groundbreaking for sociobiologists, but for feminists too.

In this video, Lucia Jacobs (Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Berkeley) recounts the incredible untold story of Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, the biologist our textbooks should have included.

JULIETTE CARRILLO ON JOANNE AKALAITIS:
“The room was so alive… because she was listening on such a deep level.”
Juliette Carrillo gives us insight into the profound creative process of one of America’s great theater directors, JoAnne Akalaitis… a woman we should all know more about.

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Juliette Carrillo

DIRECTOR / WRITER

Juliette Carrillo is a nationally recognized theatre director, writer and award-winning filmmaker from Los Angeles, CA. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Juliette is most known for directing her productions of LYDIA by Octavio Solis. Carrillo’s screenplay, SuperChicas was one of four feature projects selected nationwide for the National Association of Latino Independent Producer’s (NALIP)  Latino Producer’s Lab in Santa Fe.

JoAnne Akalaitis

DIRECTOR / WRITER

JoAnne Akalaitis is an avant-garde Lithuanian American theatre director and writer. She is the winner of five Obie Awards for direction (and sustained achievement) and founder of the critically acclaimed Mabou Mines in New York. She has staged works at Lincoln Center Theater, Court Theater, Opera Theater of Saint Louis, and The Guthrie Theater.