4th ANNUAL WINTER THEATER SHOWCASE
In association with Marfa Independent School District
Monologues and scenes written by Marfa Junior High School students and performed by the Marfa community
Thursday, December 19, 2019
7pm (doors at 6.30pm)
Both community and student actors perform award-winning scenes and monologues at the Winter Theater Showcase on Thursday, December 19th, 7pm at the Crowley Theater.
For the week preceding the showcase, Marfa Live Arts teaches a Monologue & Scene Workshop at Marfa Junior High. Taught by Marfa Live Arts director Jennie Lyn Hamilton, students are 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.