Celebrating a Successful U.S. Premiere for the Play “Cooking Oil”

I’m proud to have wrapped up my work with the crew of “Cooking Oil.” The play, which held its United States premiere in Los Angeles June 6-9, was a great success.

As the Dialogues Producer for “Cooking Oil,” I organized six post-performance dialogues on topics including: Foreign Aid, Girls & Education, Accountable Leadership, Artists As Social Change Agents, Media Shaping Global Perceptions of Africa, and Positive / Equal Models for Human Development. These dialogues featured members of “Cooking Oil’s” cast from Uganda and Rwanda speaking together with leaders from around Los Angeles representing many organizations including: Girls Learn International, the City of West Hollywood, American Jewish World Service, Pacific Council on International Policy, WriteGirl, Pardee RAND Graduate School, Women at Work, Public Matters, Jacaranda Foundation, The Greater Contribution, and more. Each discussion connected local audiences with global issues in new and meaningful ways.

I also moderated the discussion with WriteGirl and Girls Learn International on “Getting Girls to School: Hopes & Challenges Locally & Globally.”

Learn more about this project HERE.