FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Live Theatre Workshop Proudly Presents
A WEEKEND WITH JAMES SHERMAN!
Playwright comes to Tucson for Post-Show Discussions and Writing Workshop
Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13, 2011
Nationally-acclaimed playwright James Sherman (BEAU JEST, ROMANCE IN D, JACOB & JACK, RELATIVELY CLOSE) is coming to Tucson for one weekend to participate in an audience talk-back and Q&A session following evening performances of his play HALF & HALF -- currently being produced on the mainstage at Live Theatre Workshop.
Mr. Sherman will be present for post-show discussions following the performances on
Friday, August 12th and on Saturday, August 13th, 2011 at 7:30 PM
Tickets are $15-$18 with discounts available
Call 520-327-4242 to make your reservation now
HOW TO BUILD A PLAY
Presented by James Sherman
Saturday, August 13, 2011 at Live Theatre Workshop.
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost of this workshop is $30.00
This workshop is for writers new to playwriting, experienced playwrights, actors, directors and anyone interested in learning how words are created for the page to the stage. Playwriting is an art and a craft and both aspects of the work need to be given due consideration. Plays are not only written, but built. Through lecture, discussion, examples of established plays and in-class writing exercises, participants will achieve and new appreciation for this unique for of artistic expression.
Call 520-327-4242 to reserve your spot now.
For more information go to www.livetheatreworkshop.org
LIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP - 5317 E. Speedway | Tucson, AZ 85712
Located on the North side of Speedway between Rosemont and Craycroft
Produced by Special Arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ABOUT THE PLAY
HALF AND HALF is a beautifully constructed new comedy which explores marriages past and present in two related one-act plays. In the first act, set at a breakfast in 1970, the breadwinner husband reads the newspaper and the homemaker wife fries the eggs. In act two, at breakfast 35 years later, the career-minded wife reads the paper and the stay-at-home husband cooks the frittata. With his unique comic insight, Sherman looks at how husbands and wives accept and reject their roles, how their roles have changed and, how their roles just might be changing back.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
JAMES SHERMAN is the author of the plays MAGIC TIME, THE GOD OF ISAAC, MR. 80%, THE ESCAPE ARTIST, BEAU JEST, THIS OLD MAN CAME ROLLING HOME, JEST A SECOND!, ROMANCE IN D, FROM DOOR TO DOOR, THE OLD MAN’S FRIEND, AFFLUENZA!, HALF AND HALF, RELATIVELY CLOSE, and JACOB AND JACK. James was a theatre student at Illinois State University in the early 1970s. He began his professional career as a writer and performer with The Second City in Chicago and received an M.F.A. degree from Brandeis University. Since 1986, he has been a Playwright-in-Residence at the Tony Award-winning Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago, and he is proud to be a member of the Victory Gardens Playwrights Ensemble. In the summer of 2006, James directed his own screenplay of his play BEAU JEST, starring Lainie Kazan, Seymour Cassel, and Robyn Cohen. James currently teaches Playwriting and Improvisation at Columbia College of Chicago and DePaul University. He has been a teacher of Playwriting and Acting on the faculties of The Second City Training Center, Chicago Dramatists Workshop, and Victory Gardens Theater. He was a visiting professor for the spring '01 semester in Seoul, South Korea, at the Korean National University of the Arts. He has led workshops in Improvisation at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. He has been the recipient of fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, the Ragdale Foundation, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Yaddo. He is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America.
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