Talk: Tina Satter
Modérator: Quentin Noirfalisse
In collaboration with: Médor
Is This A Room: Reality Winner Verbatim Transcription will serve as the starting point for a discussion between the creator of the piece, Tina Satter, and journalist and filmmaker Quentin Noirfalisse. Taking place after the performance on Thursday 28 May, this encounter invites a comparison between Satter’s research on whistleblowers and the lack of protection they have in the United States, with Noirfalisse’s knowledge of the local Belgian-European situation. As an investigative journalist himself, notably for the magazine Médor, Noirfalisse will also be talking about the current state of the working conditions of investigative journalists who generally work on these whistle-blowing cases.
See also: Is This a Room
Confronted with the SARS-CoV-2 crisis, we had to cancel this project
Tina Satter is a writer, director, and Artistic Director of Obie-winning theater company Half Straddle. Her over 10 plays, performances, and videos made with Half Straddle have been presented at theaters and festivals in Europe, Japan, Australia, Canada, and the U.S. She had her Off Broadway debut in October 2019 when her play Is This A Room premiered at the Vineyard Theatre in an extended run and was named Best of 2019 Theater by numerous publications including The New York Times, New York Magazine, and ARTFORUM. Tina is a recipient of a 2019 Pew Fellowship, a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award, and a Doris Duke Impact Artist Award. Tina has been in residency at Yaddo, Headlands Art Center, LMCC, The Performing Garage, New Museum, MASS MoCA, and been visiting faculty and/or a guest artist in recent years at Yale, NYU, Princeton, University of Michigan, Bowdoin, Reed, Sarah Lawrence, University of Pennsylvania and the Hunter MFA playwriting program. Her first collection of plays, Seagull (Thinking of you), was published.