REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS COURSE.
Course Description: This course will explore Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights and their works that reflect our world today. Participants can be readers (actors) and/or the audience and discussants. Students are encouraged to read the plays beforehand and be ready to join the discussion. We also will read two plays aloud with class members assuming the roles of the characters. The plays will include the 2017 Pulitzer Prize winner, Sweat. by Lynn Nottage, and Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2011. We will stay with each play for two weeks. If time permits, the class will look at other 21st century Pulitzer Prize winning plays, such as August: Osage County and Doubt.
Dates/Times: Fridays Feb 2 to Mar 1, from 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm.
Instructor: Randy Frankel
Randy Frankel won a scholarship at age 12 to study the Stanislavski Method of Acting at a well-known acting school in Greenwich Village. She won the Acting Award at the High School of Performing Arts, Manhattan NY, then majored in Speech Theater at CCNY, NYC. and was a member of the Gallery Players in Park Slope Brooklyn. Randy also has a degree in social work from Fordham University. She was able to use her acting experience in her work as Clinical Director at the Counseling Service, directing plays performed by recovering addicts and alcoholics. Randy was inspired by participating in Pelican Cove’s play reading group to reconnect with her passion for theater.
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