Performers

Actor Ken Bolden

Ken Bolden is a 53-year-old actor, scholar of 17th and 18th century literature, and teaching artist at the University of Pittsburgh.  In this video, Ken delivers a powerful monologue from the Merchant of Venice and tells us how he got into acting.  He also discusses the difficulty actors face when confronting America’s broken health care system.

Video produced, directed, and edited by Julie Sokolow

 

Performance Artist Teresa Martuccio

Teresa Martuccio is a 31-year-old performance artist, photographer, and all-around creative force.  In this video, Teresa discusses her drag alter ego Layne James, a country singer who makes puppets and wood carvings.  She also relates a story about a friend who struggled due to being uninsured.

Video produced, directed, and edited by Julie Sokolow

 

Comedian Davon Magwood

Davon Magwood is a 26-year-old comedian, writer, and musician living in Pittsburgh.  In this video, Davon reveals the inspiration behind his comedy while we enjoy highlights from his comedy shows.  Davon endured the harrowing experience of visiting the ER while uninsured.  This video tells his story.

Video produced, directed, and edited by Julie Sokolow

 

Actress Casey Lazor

Casey Lazor is a 20-year-old actress and theater major at the University of Pittsburgh. In this video portrait, she performs a monologue, talks about her lifelong passion for theater, and philosophizes on the topics of art, empathy, and the need for  justice in health care.

Video produced, directed, and edited by Sarah Huth
Camerawork and cinematography by Asher Marie Coffield

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