Quote of the Day: I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being. – Oscar Wilde
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Mary Aalgaard, a writer living in Baxter, is one of the six women playwrights whose work will be read Saturday at the Fire Hall Theatre in Grand Forks, N.D.
The event “She Speaks — N.D.” is being jointly produced by the Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre and the International Center for Women Playwrights.
Aalgaard has been writing short plays with children and skits for various events for years. “Coffee Shop Confessions” is her first full-length play that will be read Saturday. She was inspired to write it because she spends much of her time hanging out in coffee shops. Aalgaard plans to have the full play performed at the Coco Moon in Brainerd later this spring.
The staged-readings are in celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. Other writers whose work is included are Margaret Bail, Adonica Schultz Aune, Kathy Coudle-King, Charlotte Helgeson and Debbie Pfluhoeft-Hassett. Directors include Marie Strinden, Jared Fladeland, Carly Flaagan and Larissa Netterlund.
Tickets are $5 and go to the Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks, as well as the International Center for Women Playwrights.
Oh, yay, you’ll need to tie a string to my foot because I’m soaring up in the clouds. My best writer-mama-pal Roxane will be driving up from Fargo. She’s bringing the chocolate. I have the wine.
Wine, chocolate, great friends, theatre, success = A VERY GREAT WEEKEND!
Go. Create. Inspire! And, have your own “up in the clouds” experience.
(ooo, the view is quite remarkable from up here)
Journaling Prompt: Describe an “up in the clouds” experience that you’ve had, or long to have.
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I’m so excited for your play, Mary. Congratulations on all your hard work coming to fruition. You deserve that wonderful weekend celebration. Cheers!
Mary, that is so exciting! Congratulations! I’ve never known a real playwright before. 🙂
Wow, I’m joining you up in those clouds, sampling some of that chocolate and cheering your success! Terrific news, it sounds like an awesome event, and lots of fun … Enjoy!
Oh Mary..how exciting! What fun..and Roxane being there will make it really special! You go girl!! 🙂
Oh lets see up in the cloud moment..When my Forgotten Old Photo Blog was chosen blog of note..I was pretty stoked:)
Congrats! I can’t wait to hear more about how it goes. I used to do some playwriting–it’s a neat medium, and very different from fiction.
Mary, you know I’ve always been in awe of your ability to write for theatre, and now, getting a chance to see this piece, which I first read as a debut reader, is truly an honor.
Sorry I didn’t read this before you took off, but you’ll see it soon, and by then, I might even be hanging out with you at Green Mill!
The Doves are flying along with me, both milk and dark.
Mary, this is WONDERFUL!
Thank you for sharing!!!
OMG! That’s awesome!
Congratulations, Mary… I am so excited!
Just like I do with mysteries (read a bit, hmmm, X did it, then skip to the back), I know how this will turn out and am uber excited!
In a few posts your ‘baby’ will be born! Gosh, but you’ve accomplished much in a year, Mary. You rock!