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Arwen Mitchell
Writer. Dresser. Teacher. Other.
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If you’re looking for a specific word or phrase, I suggest you use CTRL-F to open a Find dialogue box, and start typing it in – it will find it both in Word documents, PDF’s, and webpages (and on). There are some links to media, which I encourage you to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2016 at The Maybe Pile
What I offer: -Playwriting instruction for the playwright at any stage in their writing process. Do you want an introduction to the craft of playwriting? Are you wanting to focus on a specific area of expertise, such as one-person shows, the realistic play, comedy? Instruction can take the form of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2016 at Dramaturgy
FULL-LENGTH & ONE-ACTS The Bicentennial Project In collaboration with The Canton Repository, this tapestry play is the narrative of the community of Canton, Ohio, and Stark County, portrayed through the powerful lens of the media. Exploring minority voices, off-the-beaten-path experiences, and the vital and memorable national and international events of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2013 at PLAYS
Hello lovely production team! This is an informal blog, designed for you to browse and use as you wish. The Gloss might be your best resource. I kept it in the form I originally had it - the words and terms in their chronology. If you are looking for a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2013 at The Bald Soprano
Our absurdist masterpiece La Cantrice Chauve Or The Bald Prima Donna Or The Bald Soprano A fun back-to-the-future excavation of a bi-lingual romp through miscommunication, ephemeral evanescence, anti-theatre theatre, and BEING ENGLISH. Where does this play fall on the timeline of actual history? Theatre history? And why now? Why not?... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2013 at The Bald Soprano
From The Theatre of the Absurd by Martin Esslin Some notes on Esslin's work to define absurdism: "The theater of the absurd has renounced arguing about the absurdity of the human condition; it merely presents it in being – that is, in terms of concrete stage images." "The theater of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2013 at The Bald Soprano
From Brockett: There was postwar absurdist drama BEFORE 1939, by Anouilh and others. But. “Postwar French drama exerted its greatest influence through existentialist and absurdist plays. Following the war, existentialism as a philosophical outlook attracted considerable attention, especially through the essays and plays of Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), a philosopher and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2013 at The Bald Soprano
Illustrated, Annotated Guide to Baldness and/or Sopranoness Including: Definitions Ridiculousness Things you might not need to know about because it’s more about wordplay than meaning Things you might need to know about because it’s about meaning along with wordplay Britishisms Fish and Chips Breaded cod or other firm white fish... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2013 at The Bald Soprano
Expert and gifted higher education-level instructor with over 10 years experience in dozens of courses and educational settings. With a focus primarily on composition and writing studies, I'm also highly competent and experienced in teaching communication, creative writing, humanities, and theatre studies. I have over thirty-five individual course preps, eighty... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2013 at ARWEN MITCHELL
RPM (Revolutions Per Minute) It is the 60’s, and a time of revolution, cultural upheaval, and questioning. Three young people, seeming comrades and folk devotees, gather in a family-room basement to practice for their upcoming gig. It seems like a typical practice, wherein they follow their standard format of refining... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2013 at Plays