Ashley Marinaccio is a PH.D. student in Theatre at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her focus is on theatre and war, specifically theatre in refugee and displaced populations in the Middle East. She is an Adjunct Lecturer in Performing Arts and Sociology/Anthropology at Pace University where she created the course, “The Drama of Social Change,” which teaches about the role of artists in social justice and activist movements across history. She is formerly the Founding Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Girl Be Heard, which provides young women with a safe space to write and perform their own theatrical work and connect their stories to the larger narrative of women and girls worldwide.
Learn more about Ashley at: http://ashley-marinaccio.com.