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What does representation mean? A Script Reading for “Mazel” with Hannah Grover
Mon March 28, 2022 @ 19:00 - 20:00
Join the cast and crew members of an in-development web series, tentatively titled Mazel for a script reading of an episode, during which the community will be given the opportunity to provide feedback and insight into what they would like to see from sapphic media.
Mazel follows two young women, Miriam and Lindsay, through graduate school as they navigate the development of their respective sexualities. It is an important exploration of various privileges and lived experiences as they pertain to sexuality, religious upbringing, and political endeavours. Each topic will be explored by the characters— Miriam as a Jewish out lesbian who expresses a deep interest in queer fandom, particularly the book Wicked, as she sees herself portrayed positively in the queer undertones of the narrative, and Lindsay, a closeted bisexual woman who struggles with embracing hers due to internalized biphobia. After a few months of being roommates in Montreal, the two women forge a friendship that later develops into a romance that allows for the flourishing of their respective marginalized identities.
Hannah Grover is a multimedia artist in Montreal, currently developing a sapphic/Jewish-centred web series about what it means to be visible and welcomed. She is likewise an emerging scholar just completing a Masters in Media Studies at Concordia University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in English from the University of Regina with a concentration in creative writing and has experience as a tutor, student journalist, actor in film, theatre, and television, and as an educational video producer. Hannah is passionate about intersectional feminist filmmaking, queer writing (be it prose or poetry), and community activism.
This event is a part of the Museum of Jewish Montreal’s Microgrant Program for Creative or Cultural Exploration, which is funded by the Quebec Community Group Network’s Community Investment Fund.