Joanna Russo

Mondo Bizarro

Joanna Russo is a theater director, writer and performer. In 2007, she joined the New Orleans-based performance and digital storytelling ensemble Mondo Bizarro, and in 2008, co-founded theater troupe NEW NOISE. She is a contributing member of Alternate ROOTS, a Southern non-profit organization which exists at the intersection of art-making and justice-seeking. Her writing has been recognized by the American Academy of Poets. Joanna is a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab.

Presentations from Facing Race 2014

Race Peace

Race Peace is a dialogue and performance project that creates communities of anti-racist practice in which participants can celebrate common bonds, explore their differences and lay the civic foundation to pursue solutions to the issues that impact their communities. This workshop will create a space in which people from diverse backgrounds can confront racism using the unique ability of art to embrace complexity and contradiction. Our color line process helps participants to develop a shared understanding of the complexities of racism, both individual and institutional, and to envision themselves as agents of change.

Speakers: Carlton Turner, Hannah Pepper-Cunningham, Melisa Cardona, Joanna Russo