Meet Sarah Rose Kearns, JASNA's International Visitor
On the Fourth of July, while most of us were celebrating Sarah Rose Kearns was on a plane headed off to England. A flight long overdue from 2020, the year when Rose was first selected to be the JASNA International Visitor. A program that is based on the visitor's Austen Project and skills. It my pleasure to introduce you to (Sarah) Rose Kearns and all the wonderful events coming up.
(Don't forget to scroll all the way to the bottom for pictures of the cast of Mr. Malcolm's List from the preview event Rose and I attended)
Sarah Rose Kearns is a writer, performer, and lifelong Austen enthusiast. She studied acting with Dan Daily, Ragnar Freidank, Austin Pendleton, and many others; and she holds a bachelor's degree in creative writing from Columbia University. Her stage adaptation of Persuasion debuted off-Broadway in 2021, while her one-act play Manydown, which imagines one important night in the life of Jane Austen and her sister Cassandra, has recently been produced as a radio drama, available to purchase through Audible. Rose is the most recent recipient of the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) International Visitor Program fellowship; she will travel to Chawton, UK, in the summer of 2022 to conduct research for another biographical play about the Austen sisters. She is a frequent speaker on Austen and the art of adaptation, and has discussed her work at such venues as The Peabody Institute in Baltimore, The Jane Austen Summer Program in Chapel Hill, HB Studio, and The New York Society Library. She serves as a member of the JASNA committee for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
Saturday July 9th, 2022 at 6pm (UK) Chawton House
To attend in person, click the link to book your ticket
Thursday, July 14th, 2022 - 7pm EDT (US) Zoom Event
Playwright Kate Hamill, scholar Devoney Looser, and blogger-librarian Tabrizia Jones discuss Jane Austen's place in the theatrical canon and the many, varied representations of her novels on stage . . . past, present, and future.
Space is limited. Please click here to claim your place now.
All proceeds will help to fund The Holy Theatre's workshop of Persuasion, a new play by Sarah Rose Kearns, at The Warwick Institute of Culture.
Sarah Rose Kearns and Jennyvi Dizon
Mr. Malcolm's List Cast Preview Event - Freida Pinto, Zawe Ashton, Sianad Gregory, Emma Holly Jones, Divian Ladwa, Sope Dirisu, Theo James