THE OPEN EYE THEATER TO PRESENT WORKSHOP:
“CREATING CHARACTER—DESIGNING A LIFE”
TWO-HOUR WORKSHOP TAKES PLACE JULY 22
Karen Howes, author of the new Open Eye musical, “Seneca Falls,” will lead a workshop on “Creating Character—Designing a Life,” to be held at The Open Eye Theater in Margaretville on Saturday, July 22, from 2:00 -4:00 p.m. The workshop will be held in conjunction with “Seneca Falls,” a new musical tracing the beginnings of the Suffragette movement from 1848 to 1882, through the eyes of a newspaperman and cub reporter. Ms. Howes will provide insight into her creation of fictional characters for her plays share details about how she developed the non-fictional characters in “Seneca Falls” from real life stories. In addition to enjoying readings from Howes’s plays, participants will have an opportunity to create their own fictional characters, and write a monologue that bring a character to life.
Space is limited; reservations required; and admission is Pay What You Can. The workshop is funded in part by Poets & Writers, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Open Eye Artistic Director, Amie Brockway, notes that the workshop will be especially meaningful to participants who attend one of the “Seneca Falls” performances, running Thursday through Sunday, July 20-30. “Participants will be able to see how the creation of the characters actually evolved on stage, and better appreciate the craft that goes into creating compelling live theater,” she notes.
Ms. Howes’s new play, “Seneca Falls,” with music by Elliot Sokolov, opens at The Open Eye on July 20, running weekends through July 30.
Workshop Registration and More Information
To register for the workshop, and for more information on “Seneca Falls” and other Open Eye productions, contact the theater at email@example.com; or phone 845-586-1660, or visit www.theopeneyetheater.org. The Open Eye Theater is located at 960 Main Street, Margaretville, New York.
About the Playwright
Playwright Karen Howes is a resident playwright at SkyLight Theater in Los Angeles, and a member of the Dramatists Guild. She has worked with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and has served as Artistic Director for The Young Actors Ensemble. Ms. Howes is currently a professor at The New York Film Academy, where she teaches Writing, History of Theatre, Comparative Literature and a course on Playwrights and Screenwriters.