Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Open class, "Theater in Tucson", being offered at JCC


Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 11:29 AM


Monica Bauer, new playwright in town, is offering a class open to all at the Jewish Community Center of Tucson every Monday night in November, from 7 to 8:30. The class, "Theater in Tucson", is focused on two productions that speak to each other; Hamlet, and Rosencrantz and Guidenstern are Dead, taking advantage of this particular moment in Tucson where both plays can be seen. 

Instructor (discussion leader, really) is a former college professor, a Writing Fellow at Quinnipiac Univ. in Connecticut, Monica Bauer. Monica  is a published playwright with many productions from Off Broadway to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Awards include the Emerging Playwright Award from New York's Urban Stages theater. For more information about Monica as a playwright, visit her website at

The class will view video clips of several different Hamlets, and be engaged in the way playwrights, actors, and directors approach these two masterful plays from different eras, plays that speak to the human heart through tragedy and comedy. The particular genius of theater, the magic of theatricality, will be center stage in all our discussions. The class will be much more like a drama class than an English class, and the focus will be on the action of performing, and the ways playwrights use structure to create a piece of theater, not just a work of literature.

Class meets Monday nights, from November 2-30. Class meets from 7 to 8:30. Guests from the Rogue production will be available during one of the classes for in-depth discussion. Class members who already have tickets to the Rogue productions would pay $70, while those who don't yet have tickets will pay $130 which includes a ticket to both shows plus transportation, if needed, from the JCC.

Class size is limited. To register, please call the Jewish Community Center at 520-299-3000.



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