I had such a great time chatting with theater, film, and television producer Marie Cisco on this week’s podcast. In addition to her incredible creative output, Marie is the originator of a public Google document entitled “Theaters Not Speaking Out,” a remarkably thorough list of theaters who did not speak out against injustices toward black people after the murder of George Floyd. We talked a great deal about the importance of this document, her forthcoming Black Joy Project, the evolution of creativity during COVID-19, and even chat a bit about Goddess Kali.
Marie Cisco is a Producer for Theatre, Film, and TV. She holds a BFA in Theatre Arts from The Theatre School at DePaul University and a M.A in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College Chicago. Marie’s current projects include working as a Co-Producer on the feature film US vs. Billie Holiday directed by Lee Daniels and Ms. Pat a multi-cam pilot for Hulu directed by Debbie Allen. She is the lead producer and owner of Cisco & Co. Productions, a full-service production house that specializes in live theatrical events and film. The work CCP produces focuses on stories relating to black feminism and African/Black American culture.
Some further reading on Marie and her work:
Los Angeles Times on the “Theaters Not Speaking Out” list.
Broadway World on Black Joy Project.
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