Quote of the Day:  Our stories come from our lives and from the playwright’s pen, the mind of the actor, the roles we create, the artistry of life itself and the quest for peace. – Maya Angelou

Screenshot_2015-12-29-10-07-43_resizedI have great news! I will be offering a theatre workshop for playwrights and actors this winter at Central Lakes College. With the support of Central Lakes College director Patrick Spradlin, Jean Beckmann, and a grant from the MN State Arts Board, we are able to offer this writing/acting class for just $15 to students in grades 5-12. The class will meet January 21 – February 25, 2016 on Thursdays from 5:00-6:30 pm in a classroom at the college. Students will have a chance to read plays (already published), write their own original scripts, help read and offer feedback to playwrights, and work on their own plays. I will be working alongside the students, with my own work, and helping them develop theirs. We’ll have a public reading of a portion of each play on the final class day, Feb. 25, at 6:00 pm. I am so excited to see what these young writer/actors come up with. They will also have a chance to work on characterization and voice work. 

Please register by calling Jean at CLC, 218-855-8253. If you have additional questions, please contact me. The info is on the ad that I attached (above). 

What a great way to start of the New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone!

Go. Create. Inspire!

Journaling Prompt: If you could teach a class, what would it be? What would your play be about? Do you set off fireworks on New Year’s Eve?