Jana Segal

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About me

Industry Arts
Location Tucson, AZ, United States
Introduction My journey hasn't taken me where I expected when I completed my MFA in Dramatic Writing. After working on love projects like the award-winning script, “Model-T Biscuits” with my mom (Lorna Beall) and raising my two boys, I spent years building Tucson's independent film community and writing movie reviews to promote meaningful films. In the process, I watched a few environmental docs which led to the most important trek of my journey - embracing a sustainable desert lifestyle with my husband Dan. Inspired by a group of rainwater harvesting enthusiasts, we spent our weekends digging basins to capture the rain. We learned everything we could about sustainability and climate solutions, then shared that passion. After searching my heart, I've decided that the best way to reach people is through storytelling. I love telling environmental stories like “The Beaver Family” and “The Santa Cruz River Story." I directed, “No! (That Isn’t Recyclable)" and a virtual reading of my play, "ReGeneration: The Tucson Story." It is such a joy to get back to my first love of playwriting. I believe that we can all use our talents and passions to create a sustainable future.
Interests Social Justice, Environment, Sustainability, Human Rights, Wildlife, Politics, water conservation, Regenerative gardening, rainwater harvesting, storytelling, filmmaking, writing, movie reviews
Favorite Movies Whale Rider, Kiss the Ground, Best Little Farm, Fantastic Fungi, Seed: The Untold Story, Ours is the Land, The Piano, Akeela and the Bee, The Great Debaters, Even the Rain, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Winters Bone, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Smoke Signals, Dance Me Outside, Sound of Music, Selma, Mad Max: Fury Road, Mustang, Silver Linings Play Book, Pride and Prejudice, Falls Around Her