Artistic Statement

Artistic Statement

Conversations with Ken and Yasmine is a new program uniting two best friends on two coasts as they discuss race, politics, equality, social justice, education, and the state of the arts in today's landscape.

Director and screenwriter, Ken Cosby and playwright and arts therapist, Yasmine Beverly Rana met twenty-eight years ago at a reception for incoming graduate students. Throughout the years, Ken and Yasmine have creatively collaborated on several projects with Ken directing the West Coast premieres of Yasmine's plays.

In addition to being artists, Ken and Yasmine are both educators. In response to the current pandemic and political movements, Ken and Yasmine will bring diverse perspectives through their conversations and interviews. Here is a preview with links to the channel: https://www.instagram.com/conversations_ken_yasmine/

Yasmine's "Anne and Her Shadows" in Lilith https://www.lilith.org/blog/tag/yasmine-rana/

Interview with Sandi Klein's "Conversations with Creative Women"
http://sandikleinshow.com/theater/yasmine-rana-playwright-and-educator/
http://sandikleinshow.com/blog/finding-joy-through-friendship/

Yasmine's article on the origins of her new play, "At the Barre" is found on Woman Around Town: https://www.womanaroundtown.com/sections/living-around/play-began-barre/

Please visit yasminebeverlyrana.com for more information.