Jun 24
Clinton Presidential Center

Conversations with Anne

9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. | Clinton Presidential Center

Join us at the Clinton Presidential Center for Conversations with Anne, a special program in partnership with The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect. This one-act solo performance is taken directly from Anne’s diary and gives the audience an interactive look at Anne’s experience of her time in hiding. After the performance, actress Hannah Vaughn will answer questions in character. The diary and spirit of Anne Frank is used in the performance to educate young people and communities in the U.S. about the dangers of intolerance, anti-Semitism, racism and discrimination, and to inspire communities to build a world based on equal rights and mutual respect. Please note, this program is appropriate for ages 9 and up.

Friday, June 24, 2016
Two Performances: 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Great Hall, Clinton Presidential Center

Following the 12:30 program, the Director of Education at the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect will lead a professional development workshop for educators. Educators will receive a total of two professional development hours. Please note when completing the RSVP form if you are an educator who wishes to receive Arkansas Department of Education-approved Professional Development credit.

This event is FREE and open to the public, but reservations are required. Following the performance, be sure to view the Anne Frank Tree Installation, located in the Clinton Presidential Park.

Hannah Vaughn (Anne Frank/Script Development) is a New York based actor and writer. Recent stage credits include The Incredible Fox Sisters (Live Source), Clear Cold Place (The Secret Theatre) and Decompression in FringeNYC. She has also been in FullStop Collective’s Outfoxed and Foreplays. She has appeared in several films, including Ned Rifle (dir. Hal Hartley). She is the lead and co-creator of the web series Dates Like This. Her play Away From was recently workshopped at Dixon Place in New York.

Beth Slepian (Director of Education) collaborates with schools throughout NYC to provide arts-based instruction that offers young people a deeper understanding of Anne Frank while inspiring students towards self-discovery and community improvement. In addition, she regularly teaches school groups that visit the Center, hosts workshops for educators, and manages other educational programming in partnership with local schools and cultural organizations. She has more than a decade of experience teaching in schools, theaters, and museums throughout the country. Beth holds an M.A. in Educational Theatre and Social Studies Education from NYU.

Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, a partner of the Anne Frank House, uses the diary and spirit of Anne Frank as unique tools to advance her legacy, to educate communities in North America about the dangers of intolerance, antisemitism, racism and discrimination, and to inspire the next generation to build a world based on equal rights and mutual respect. Through a variety of innovative education programs and exhibitions, the Center uses Anne Frank as a role model for today. Her insights and courage continue to inspire students, educators and citizens near 70 years after her diary was first published.