Bianca Vivion: Reflections


This season, as part of TFANA’s Humanities programming, we will inaugurate Reflections, hosted by essayist and commentator Bianca Vivion. During the run of each production, Vivion will host one free post-show discussion with guests from the worlds of arts and activism, considering the work onstage through the political and cultural questions that matter to a rising generation of New Yorkers.

At age 14, Bianca Vivion became the youngest National Public Radio correspondent, writing weekly commentaries for All Things Considered. At 16, she was chosen to head NPR’s youth news desk at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. At 17, Vivion became the youngest journalist nominated for the California Journalism Award for excellence in radio reporting, and at 18, she became the youngest opinion writer for The New York Times. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University and recently served as a New York Times and CNN commentator on the 2020 Democratic presidential debates.

Join us on Thursday, December 15, after the 7:30pm performance of Des Moines when Bianca’s guest will be Hari Nef.