Jac Ford, Ann Hould-Ward and Beverly Emmons talk about COVID, collaboration, and documenting a legacy as a designer.

The above conversation during a virtual class session was the launching pad that inspired these blogs. Throughout their 16 weeks of working together Fellow Marissa Ontiveros and Co-Teacher Jac Ford, both early career/emerging artists, would ask Ann questions about her experience as a human, collaborator, and artist. In these blogs, Ann responds to these questions.

A little bit of context about Marissa and Jac before you jump in:

Marissa (she/her) is a Brooklyn based Theater Artist. With an emphasis on physical theater, storytelling, mime, Process Drama, and classical text. She proudly serves as a teaching artist at various arts organizations across New York City including Brooklyn Acting Lab, St. Nicks Alliance, CO/LAB Theater Group, Brooklyn Art Exchange, and Learning Extended Arts Programs (LEAP). She holds a BFA from New York University Tisch School of the Arts. She was Ann’s Fellow for Fall 2020 and so grateful for the words of wisdom shared.

Jac (she/her) is an actor, writer, maker based in New York with experience in Off-Broadway Wardrobe Departments as a Dresser and Stitcher. She also went to the University of Virginia for her undergrad, the same university (and department) where Ann got her Master’s degree.