Date: Wednesday, November 9th
Time: 7:00PM - 8:00PM ET
History is often taught as an incomplete picture. Join Professor Jessica Kahkoska of Rutgers University as she discusses the stories that have been consistently pushed out of the frame. This conversation will explore often-ignored perspectives on the November Pogrom, the Nuremberg Trials, and the role of women as victims, perpetrators, and peacekeepers during and after genocide. Professor Kahkoska, one of two new Cokie Roberts Women's History Fellowship Recipients, will share a behind-the-scenes look into her research, her use of the arts and creative storytelling to expand our historical framework, and the importance of including marginalized communities in the process of reframing.
Jessica Kahkoska is a writer, researcher/dramaturg, and producer for theatre and TV. In theatre, she has premiered new plays and musicals in New York and across the country, at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, New York Stage and Film, The Cooper Union, Ars Nova, Goodspeed Musicals, The Drama League, and others. She is the recipient of a Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellowship, the National Archives Foundation Cokie Roberts Women’s History Fellowship, the Marsico Visiting Scholarship at Denver University, a Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, and the two-time recipient of the Marion International Fellowship in the Visual and Performing Arts. She currently has theatre pieces in development with Signature Theatre in Washington DC, Northern Stage Theatre in Vermont, and the Alley Theatre/Broadway Licensing. In TV, she has worked as a Researcher and Producer for series and films at CNN, Discovery Networks, Discovery+, the Magnolia network, and AMC/Sundance. She is proud to be on faculty at Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts. Graduate of Northwestern University. www.jessicakahkoska.com