Brighde Mullins on the Spirited Jane Addams
Look What She Did!
Brighde Mullins talks about activist, Jane Addams, advisor to eight presidents, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and founder of the American Settlement House movement. Addams’ views on art, education, community and the widening gap between rich and poor are as relevant now as when she was alive. Give a listen to the brilliant Brighde Mullins on this important American heroine.
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“Action is the only real form of ethics.”
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Julie Hébert is an award-winning writer and director of theater, film and television. She won the PEN Award for Drama twice, for her plays TREE and THE KNEE DESIRES THE DIRT. Her most recent play, NIGHT FALLS, premiered at ODC in San Francisco, codirected by Hébert and Deborah Slater. Ms. Hébert has written and directed plays for Steppenwolf, Victory Gardens, the Magic, the Eureka, LaMaMa, the Women’s Project, San Diego Rep, Los Angeles Theater Center, The Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, Seven Stages and Horizon in Atlantaand many more. She has received grants from the NEA, TCG, AT&T New Plays, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Alexander Gerbode Foundation, and the California Arts Commission for writing, directing, and inter-disciplinary arts. Hébert has written two films, FEMALE PERVERSIONS, starring Tilda Swinton; and RUBY'S BUCKET OF BLOOD, adapted from her play, starring Angela Bassett. Ms. Hébert has also worked as writer, director, producer for some of the most respected shows on television, including The West Wing, ER, Numb3rs, Blue Bloods, Boss, Nashville and American Crime. She co-directed the Third Watch documentary, In Their Own Words, shortly after 9/11 and was honored with a George Foster Peabody Award.