STAGEWORKS: MINING GRIEF FOR HEALING The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion’s no-frills memoir of loss and recovery, opens at Stageworks Theatre this weekend. The essayist and screenwriter adapted the one-woman stage play herself. Didion wrote the piece while mourning the loss of her husband, fellow novelist and screenwriter John Gregory Dunne, and a daughter, [...]
Joan Didion and her husband, John Gregory Dunne, with their daughter, Quintana Roo. Ms. Didion is the subject of a new documentary by her nephew Griffin Dunne. CreditJohn Bryson/Netflix Joan Didion’s meticulously calibrated prose has the effect of placing her at a particular remove from the reader. The persona she creates on the page is [...]
From howlround.com: Anne Kauffman, director: “This is my theory. I don’t think theatre can change the world. I think theatre is a necessary part of our culture’s ecosystem. It’s not about necessarily changing the world. It’s about a very, very important part of our culture. If you take that away, then the culture fails. So [...]
Stageworks is led by Producing Artistic Director Karla Hartley, a 16-member Board, six part-time staff and over 300 volunteers. We serve approximately 20,000 audience members annually.
A Conversation with Georgia O’Keefe toured Edinburgh Theatre Festival Fringe 1991, Hong Kong Theatre Festival 1992 and seven states. The Shaman’s Dream was performed at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival 1992 and toured four states. Zora Neale Hurston toured Florida 1995-1996, Molly Sweeney in 1997-1998, A Conversation with Georgia O’Keefe in 1999, Roarin’ Judy in 2000-2001 [...]