Join us on Thursday, July 9th at 6PM EST to kickoff of our Summer Salon Series—now every Thursday this summer, Belonging: From Refugee to Hollywood with actress Sepideh Moafi.
Our Summer Salons—hosted in Zoom and open to the public—are a space for our community to learn from and write with some incredible authors, poets, journalists, and novelists. The Girls Write Now Summer Salon Series is an extension of our Writing Works Program.
Sepideh Moafi, actor, singer, writer, producer, & humanitarian is well-known for David Simon & George Pelecanos’ critically-acclaimed series The Deuce on HBO & currently stars as Gigi in The L Word: Generation Q on Showtime. She starred in The Killing of Two Lovers opposite Clayne Crawford, a 2020 Sundance Film Festival Favorite that was lauded in ‘Best of’ lists for Variety, The Hollywood Reporter & The LA Times. Hailed by the NY Times as “forthright & funny, the cast standout” Sepideh’s stage work spans from original off-Broadway musicals, to the great roles in plays and operas in leading theaters around the world. She’s had the honor to sing with the NY Philharmonic, at Davis Symphony Hall & The John F. Kennedy Center. Born in a refugee camp in Germany, Sepideh has a passion & commitment to advocate for refugee & immigrants who are in vulnerable situations worldwide. As an ambassador for both The International Rescue Committee (IRC) & the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, she dedicated the last year to creating unique celebrations & opportunities to benefit both organizations. She holds a Bachelor of Music from The San Francisco Conservatory of Music & and a MFA in Acting from U.C. Irvine.
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