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In association with Marfa Independent School District 

Monologues and scenes written by Marfa Junior High School students and performed by the Marfa community

Friday, December 7, 2018

7pm (doors at 6.30pm)

Crowley Theater


Event Program


Both community and student actors performed award-winning scenes and monologues at the Winter Theater Showcase on Friday, December 7th, 7pm at the Crowley Theater. 

For the week preceding the showcase, Marfa Live Arts taught a Monologue & Scene Workshop at Marfa Junior High. Taught by Marfa Live Arts director Jennie Lyn Hamilton, students were led through a series of writing exercises which helped them find their inner voice and build self-confidence. Using observation and sense memory techniques students learn how to develop characters, themes and dialogue. 


The goal of the workshop is for students to learn a new set of skills for observing their environment and expressing themselves, skills that heighten their sense of place, perception and purpose. These building tools enable them to create individual monologues which (a selection of) will be performed. Hopefully, through the experience, students will gain confidence in both expressing themselves, and in sharing their discoveries. 


The Monologue & Scene Workshop serves as a prep course for the high school Playwriting Workshop that is also taught by Marfa Live Arts each spring. In its eighth year, the high school workshop has resulted in over 500 one-act plays written by Marfa students. 

Doors for Winter Theater Showcase are at 6:30p, with performance at 7pm on Friday, December 7th at the Crowley Theater. This is a free community event. 


All photos by Jessica Lutz.

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This program was supported by the Marfa Education Foundation, the Permian Basin Area Foundation and the Still Water Foundation Fund of Permian Basin Area Foundation. Special thanks to Oscar Aguero, Dr. John Sherrill and Jaylia Foster of Marfa ISD, Tim Crowley and Emily Williams of the Crowley Theater, and Minerva and Delfin Lopez. 
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