Next week, I am heading to Fayetteville, AR, to teach two playwriting workshops for students, faculty and guests at the University of Arkansas. The goal of these classes is to familiarize the UArk community with the unique Theatre for One experience ahead of the university's ArkType New Works Festival, in which several new Theatre for One pieces will be debuted, including a new monologue by myself. I will be incorporating elements from workshops masterminded by Christine Jones for Theatre for One and other immersive experiences, as well as from playwriting classes I have participated in or taught over the years.
Next month, I'm giving my Radcliffe Fellow presentation at the Knafel Center, where I will be discussing the work I've been doing during my Radcliffe year and presenting excerpts from two works-in-progress (as well as a surprise at the end). My primary project this year has been a play I'm calling Double Double, an exploration of folkloric witches, 21st century feminism and female spaces. The other project is a play about the dangers women face in their engagements with men and the role of unthinkability in the restructuring of the narrative of self.
The Knafel Center, Radcliffe Yard
April 12, 4pm
Light refreshments immediately following
Because my presentation couldn't be filmed (I incorporated readings of works-in-progress with actors), here is an excerpt from the text of my lecture:
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