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Writers Theatre and select North Shore libraries are proud to present the twelfth annual From Page to Stage series. This comprehensive series of special events, lectures, workshops, and performances are designed to enhance and enrich your appreciation of Parade.
The list of events surrounding our 2017 production of Parade will be released soon. Sign up for our email list to receive details and invitations to these events.
All events are FREE of charge and open to the public. Reservations must be made per each event to secure your seat(s).
Past EVENTS - 2016 From Page to Stage SERIES
FROM PAGE TO STAGE KICKOFF
Monday, May 9 at 7:00pm
Hosted by the Glencoe Public Library at Writers Theatre
Featuring: Co-director Stuart Carden and co-creator and writer Tim Sniffen
The co-director and co-creator/writer of Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody discuss the themes of the play, the process of its creation and the challenges of satirizing some of the greatest works in the American Theatre canon. Enjoy coffee and desserts following this annual literary event!
Tuesday, May 10 at 6:30pm
Hosted by Wilmette Public Library | 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette
Featuring: Michael Smith, independent filmmaker, author and film studies instructor based in Chicago
Join us for a screening of the classic film, A Streetcar Named Desire, followed by a discussion with filmmaker Michael Smith, author of the book Flickering Empire: How Chicago Invented the U.S. Film Industry.
Learn how laughter helps your body stay healthy, keeps your mind sharp and helps you keep emotionally connected with other people—and yourself. Debra Joy Hart will lead attendees in laughter exercises, play-filled jocularity and mindful planned spontaneity while also tackling tough subjects such as when to laugh and when to cry.
Stanley Kowalski from Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody (actor Michael Perez) comes face-to-face with Stanley Kowalski from Writers Theatre’s 2008 production of A Streetcar Named Desire (actor Matt Hawkins), to discuss the difference in approach when creating a character from the original source text, as opposed to a new work that is parodying the original.
Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody is a mash-up of four of the best-loved dramas in the American theatrical canon. See how much you know about the source material in a lively round of theatre trivia.
Join us for an informative lecture that contextualizes Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody by examining the rules and conventions of comedy, parody, and satire, and exploring the emerging art and culture of mash-ups.
This energetic and enlightening presentation by The Second City includes an exploration of parody and discussion of how improvisation informs the choices performers make in creating a real person or character.
From Page to Stage is generously sponsored by Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin.
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