Orange Is the New Black

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
8:30 pm ET
New York

In Person

Jenji Kohan
Piper Kerman
Taylor Schilling
Jason Biggs
Natasha Lyonne
Kate Mulgrew
Danielle Brooks
Uzo Aduba
Taryn Manning
Moderator: Elvis Mitchell

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The Netflix Original Series Orange Is The New Black has rapidly become one of the most talked about and critically adored series on television (the San Francisco Chronicle called it “a new definition of television excellence”). The comedic prison drama, with its novel setting, cast of richly diverse and multidimensional characters, and ability to seamlessly blend intense drama and no-holds-barred comedy, has been met with rapturous response by fans of challenging, quality television (it’s also more addictive than chocolate).

Viewers follow Piper Chapman’s (Taylor Schilling) journey from privileged, happily engaged urbanite to overwhelmed inmate after a youthful indiscretion catches up with her and she must serve time in a federal women's prison; through her eyes, the audience navigates the surprisingly complex prison world, confronting issues of race, class, sexuality, and religion while being richly entertained by the compellingly fleshed out characters and countless did-you-see-it moments built for a social TV world.

The Paley Center is delighted to welcome OITNB’s creator and executive producer, Jenji Kohan, members of the phenomenal cast, and Piper Kerman, author of the memoir that served as the basis for the show, to discuss the production of this remarkable new series.

 

Thank You

The Robert M. Batscha University Seminar Series is generously funded by Dick Wolf.