165: Creating New Work with Mental Health in Mind with playwright, Aysia Slade

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Griffin James speaks with theatre-maker and law student, Aysia Slade about her original play STATIC, creating art without causing harm to the artist, her writing process, Black theater and more. Aysia is a multi-talented artist who has such a thoughtful and nuanced approach to creating new work in theater. Enjoy this episode!


Aysia Slade is a lover of stories and the art of theater making. She is a 2021 graduate of North Carolina State University where she majored in psychology with minors in philosophy, theater and political science. While at her alma mater she participated in over a dozen shows on and off stage, and founded the Black Artist Coalition which created a space for fellowship and advocacy for black artists in every discipline. She is currently attending Duke University School of Law. Her most recent project Static won the Creative Artist Award for playwriting at NC State.


Static: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CO8s3Gtnj4

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