WORDMASTERS Showcase at The REP Theatre
The REP Theatre in Seaside welcomes playwright Donald Carroll and awarded author J. C. Hallman to center stage on Friday, January 25th at 7:30pm for an engaging literary evening of script readings, tales of world travel, historic archives and awarded writing. Carroll and Hallman are two distinguished writers of Seaside’s Escape To Create Arts Residency. Now in its 27th season, the multi-disciplinary “E2C” has hosted many prominent writers whose works have been recognized by our country’s top literary prizes.
During the thirty years Donald Carroll has lived and worked as an attorney in Rome he has been actively involved in the Anglo-American theatre community as actor, director and playwright. His full-length play, If Lear Had A Lawyer, enjoyed its premier run with the English Theatre of Rome in late 2017. Carroll developed the role of the Fool as a newly minted lawyer wrestling with timeless questions of whether the rule of law is always just, whether power must corrupt and whether blind love can always be true. The playwright will screen video of the Rome production and actors of The REP will read portions of the script.
J.C. Hallman of Brooklyn, NY is the author of several works of nonfiction that combine memoir, history, journalism, and travelogue. Hall’s numerous honors include a Pushcart Prize, a James Michener Fellowship and a Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. Hallman will share research and archival photos collected on his journey to solve the mystery at the core of his forthcoming book, The Anarcha Quest: The Story of a Slave and a Surgeon, the compelling story of the forgotten young slave woman whose surgery changed medical history.
$25 tickets are available at www.LoveTheREP.com
Additional Information on Seaside’s Escape To Create Arts Residency, now celebrating its 27th season is available at http://www.escape2create.org .
About Escape to Create
Escape to Create, Seaside’s nationally recognized multidisciplinary arts residency, brings innovative musicians, writers, filmmakers and artists to center stage at The REP Theatre every season. Join us in launching the New Year with superb music performance and extraordinary storytelling by distinguished artists of E2C. Visit www.escape2create.org for information on Seaside’s unique cultural legacy and our 2019 guest artists.
About The REP Theatre
Celebrating its 18th season, The Repertory Theatre is Northwest Florida’s premier professional theatre company. The REP has built itself into a first-rate regional theatre, attracting some of the finest talent from around the world. The REP’s host of talented theatre professionals and group of dedicated volunteers work together to entertain more than 25,000 people each year. Having established an indoor home on the stage of the 75-seat Meeting Hall Theatre in downtown Seaside, Florida, The REP has never stopped broadening its horizons, adding new programming and new venues in Seaside and beyond to better reach its expanding audience base. For five years, The REP has provided a successful drama mentoring programs to area elementary and middle schools that introduces and teaches students all aspects of professional theatre including lights, sound, costumes, sets and stage management. The REP’s mainstage is located at 216 Quincy Circle Seaside, Florida and performances can also be found throughout many communities on 30A. For more information about The REP, visit www.LovetheREP.com
E2C at The REP
Partners in Celebrating Artistic Excellence
Seaside’s nationally recognized multidisciplinary arts residency Escape To Create brings innovative musicians, writers, filmmakers and artists to center stage at The REP Theatre each year. Join us in the New Year for superb music performance and extraordinary storytelling by distinguished artists of E2C. For additional information on Seaside’s unique cultural legacy and Escape To Create’s 2019 guest artists visit www.escape2create.org