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Sunday Night Live at Virtual AJ
April 24, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us this evening for another Sunday Night Live at Virtual AJ event. Tonight’s performance is “Irena Gut: Only A Girl”, featuring Actress, Writer, Director — Janet Rodgers. This epic 50-minute solo performance tells the true story of Irena Gut, a young Catholic Polish girl who saved the lives of twelve young Jewish professionals from extermination by the Nazis during World War II. It is a story of love, compassion, courage, and human respect, and is based on the autobiography of Iran Gut Opdyke titled In My Hands.
Janet Rodgers is Professor Emerita of Theatre, Virginia Commonwealth University where she taught for 25 years, was Head of Performance for seven years, and created the first MFA with emphasis in voice and Speech Pedagogy in the United States. She also taught at the Boston Conservatory of Music and was principal actress with the Boston Shakespeare Company and Boston’s Lyric Stage, as well as performing Off Broadway at La Mama Theatre. Ms. Rodgers holds a BA in Theatre Arts and Speech from Mount Holyoke College and an MFA in Theatre Arts from Brandeis University. She has done further study at The American Center for the Performing Arts, London’s National theatre, and Harvard University’s American Repertory Theatre.
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