Arianna Afsar Master Class
Monday, December 2nd
6:15 -7:15 PM
Lawrence Family JCC
Singer, Songwriter, Composer...JCompany Alumni!
Ari Afsar is a graduate of Ethnomusicology Jazz from UCLA, Afsar just released her debut EP, "Somewhere I Thought I'd Be." Afsar is currently composing a musical, Jeannette, with America’s most published playwright, Lauren Gunderson. Jeannette, about the first woman elected into Congress 4 years before women could vote, has been selected for the prestigious O’Neill National Musical Theater Conference (one of three selected musicals from a pool of over 400). In October, she composed “Allegory” produced by La Jolla Playhouse for the WOW festival commemorating the 19th amendment featuring 75 singers. Afsar opened for Michelle Obama at the Shrine Auditorium, performed at the U.S. Institute of Peace, and appeared at the ACLU national conference in D.C.
She was the original Eliza Hamilton in Chicago's production of Hamilton, Miss California 2010, top 10 at Miss America 2011, a top 36 American Idol Alum, and currently stars in a SXSW- award winning series. She is an advocate/ performer/ and public speaker for The Women's March, The Social Innovation Summit, Nexus Global, The University of Chicago, The MoveOn rally on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, and The United State of Women.